During the late 1960's into the early 1970's bassist Larry Graham played on Sly and the Family Stone's most monumental singles and albums. "Stand" and "There's A Riot Going On" changed how soul music evolved into funk music. Larry's signature bass lines were the pattern of stylings of funk that later influenced James Brown, Bootsie Collins and Funkadelic, and groups like KC and the Sunshine Band to Slave.
When Larry left the group he formed a more rawer and funkier group called Graham Central Station. The group would record such funk anthems like "Hair" and "The Jam."
It was also at this time before he formed GCS that he hooked up with former band member Greg Errico and asked him to play on an unknown female vocalist that was an unknown at the time. Betty Davis was the former wife of trumpeter Miles Davis who had written some excellent songs. Errico put together a stellar band featuring The Tower of Power horn section, Graham on bass, and the Pointer Sisters on back-up vocalists. Her debut self-titled CD was a smash and was hailed a diva ahead of her time.
During the early 1980's Larry recorded solo records and hit a goldmine where songwriter Sam Dees wrote the lyrics to "A One In a Million You." Larry produced, played, and mixed the song and it became a smash. This introduced him to a new legion of fans as a balladeer.
Currently he's touring with Graham Central Station and has a new website larrygraham.com.