title: ME AND MY FUNKY FRIENDS or SONGS IN THE KEY OF D
The Life and Times of Dawn Silva, Funk Diva, with a foreword by Sly Stone
categories: AUTOBIOGRAPHY, MEMOIR, FUNK MUSIC HISTORY, TRIUMPH OVER ABUSE
description: This is the memoir of Dawn Silva, the Queen of Funk. Dawn’s career began with Sly & the Family Stone. A chance meeting at the Record Plant recording studio in Sausalito California would earn her a place on tour and recording with Sly & The Family Stone, as well as performing on Don Kirchner’s Rock concert, Dick Clarks American Music Awards, working and intermingling with artists of that era such as, Billy Preston, Buddy Miles, Frank Zappa, Helen Reddy, Eddie Kendricks, Teddy Pendergrass, the Pointer Sisters, Tom Jones, Chaka Kahn, Dr John, Peter Frampton, and country singer Loretta Lynn. Later she would spend a decade with George Clintonand Parliament Funkadelic. She then headlined the chart topping Brides of Funkenstein and still performs today, keeping the Funk alive. This year she will be in the Funk Parade in Washington DC May 6 and at Woodstock 2017 in June in San Francisco.
With a foreword by Sly Stone. Hundreds of pictures to illustrate narrative. This is not only the story of Funk Music but also Dawn’s story of triumph over misogyny and physical abuse.