The Fabulous Sylvester : The Legend, The Music, The Seventies In San Francisco (Paperback)

Author: Gamson, Joshua

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The personal story of the 1970s disco singer relates his humble origins, his early days as a chorus singer and member of the notorious Cockettes theatrical group, and the flamboyant energy and changing lifestyles that shaped his career. By the author of Freaks Talk Back. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. *Author: Gamson, Joshua *Subtitle: The Legend, The Music, The Seventies In San Francisco *Publication Date: 2006/03/26 *Number of Pages: 306 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312425692
SKU 31293736
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312425694
Release Date 1/24/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
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Editors Note The personal story of the 1970s disco singer relates his humble origins, his early days as a chorus singer and member of the notorious Cockettes theatrical group, and the flamboyant energy and changing lifestyles that shaped his career. By the author of Freaks Talk Back.
Annotation Though he was best known as a disco artist, the singer Sylvester, who died of AIDS in 1988, got his first introduction to performing in the late 1960s as one of a group of young gay black Los Angeles teenagers called the Disquotays, later graduating up to become a member of the outrageous San Francisco performance art troupe the Cockettes. Joshua Gamson's biography of one of the disco era's most memorable figures conjures the heady atmosphere of pre-AIDS 1970s San Francisco, with its bathhouses, non-stop partying, and hedonistic sexual adventures, and Sylvester's starring role in the constantly evolving drama.
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