EVEN WHEN HE HAD MONEY, SLY STONE LIVED IN A VEHICLE
This isn’t the first time Sly Stone has lived in a vehicle rather than a home. Back in the 70’s he had a large house on Bel Air Road that once belonged to John Phillips of The Mamas and Papas. The lavish grounds were even occupied by peacocks when Sly bought the place. Sly had an enormous entourage of drug and music oriented people hanging out, cooking and living off him in the house. Instead of chasing them away, Sly ended up living in his large Winnebago in the driveway. He traveled in the Winnebago instead of a car because he believed police couldn’t search his “home” without a warrant, like they could his car. So he felt safer with his drugs. It’s sad that bad choices and economic misfortune has reduced such a talented musician to living in a camper van in Crenshaw, but maybe he’s not as miserable as we assume.