Back in 1974, Sly (of Sly and The Family Stone) got MARRIED to his girlfriend Kathy Silva at a bizarre ceremony in New York and WE WERE THERE! To be honest we don’t remember a lot of the details. but we do recall that plenty of New York celebrities were there like Andy Warhol. It was a big deal with lots of publicity and paparazzi. The ceremony took place in Madison Square Garden, of all places, and the reception was at the Waldorf hotel Starlight Roof. Sly and Kathy were dressed in gold by Halston and all guests were urged to wear gold also. The brainy staff at Dangerous Minds dug up all kinds of information about the forgotten event and it certainly brought back memories. The video shows a bit of the ceremony plus snippets of reports from a young Geraldo Rivera! In those days, Sly kept his cocaine in pocket size film canisters – the kind you brought to the drugstore to be developed. He figured police wouldn’t open them and risk ruining the photos.


  1. Naturally Sly was after a white girl!

    Poor BLACK women, over 50% have and spread herpes.

  2. Poor white ugly self-loathing man with diseases of his own.

    Yeah yeah, it’s aint about the posters. You’re right: it’s about Janet Charlton, the homophobic racist with IKN like what, 8 fans?

    Want to meet in person, loser?

  3. Janet you and the mythical ‘we’ were present
    ? You don’t remember because of the Quaaludes?

  4. I stand corrected but she certainly wasn’t BLACK! Sly couldn’t go that route.

  5. This was the hottest ticket in town. I was there with my girlfriend, the beautiful Lynn Avery. We were all DISCO’ed OUT…. Studio 54 had not hit it yet..but it was right around the corner- I was working on Wall Street and had not yet gone West–our change of outfits from business suits to zoot suits with high heels was amazing— American Hustle?? You got that right ! ….Was a great time…even with that moron Geraldo reporting….

  6. strombo…sly and the family stone, had a big hit with “dance to the music” some 30 years ago

  7. What does Kathy Silva look like now? She was certainly beautiful back then.

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