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The Jam! Happy 65th Birthday, Larry Graham

65 years ago today, Larry Graham, Jr. was born in Beaumont, Texas. From Sly & the Family Stone to Graham Central Station, and a whole lot of other projects, he’s credited with the invention of slap bass.

Or as Larry calls it, “Thumpin’ and Pluckin’.”

Larry is still bringing it… Here’s a clip of Graham Central Station performing “The Jam” just last month.

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Brian

Brian

Ashling rippin it upon vox! Slammin!

Eric

Eric

No one will ever be like him, his vocals and dance moves are killer, and his bass skills also amazing. (obviously)

Happy birthday

Clifton

Clifton

A Living Legend…Larry Graham!! Happy Birthday to YOU!!! Love the Hat!!!

Andy

Andy

Pure awesomeness.