Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sly Stone – Mike Douglas Show 1974 & ABC 1969

Initially The Mike Douglas show was produced and filmed in Cleveland, then moved to Philadelphia and later to Los Angeles. It hosted a slew of celebrities and guests included such notable figures as: Malcolm X, Jerry Rubin, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ted Knight, Totie Fields, Angela Davis, Muhammad Ali and The Beach Boys - to name only a few of the many, since the show ran from 1961 to 1982. This footage highlights a 1974 interview with legendary funkster Sly Stone. He also sits in with the house band for a live version of "If You Want Me To Stay"

The clip below comes from a 1969 ABC program - Music Scene. Taped before a live audience, this is pretty happening Sly & the Family Stone footage. Enjoy...


  1. These are great. Thanks for posting them. I'm a big fan of Sly Stone. I remember watching Mike Douglas when I was growing up.

  2. Such interesting footage and the tunes from 1969 make me a happy camper. Thanks Keith, I've got some more Mike Douglas Show stuff to come in future blogs here and on MySpace.