Trailblazing trumpet player Cynthia Robinson dies at 71

November 28, 2015 7:23 PM

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Trailblazing trumpet player Cynthia Robinson dies at 71

Cynthia Robinson, the trailblazing trumpet player for Sly and the Family Stone, passed away this week after a battle with cancer.

Robinson was a founding member of the legendary funk group. The 71-year-old left an impressive legacy, and her horn licks gave rise to some of the biggest songs of the '60s.

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