The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco

Title

The Fabulous Sylvester: The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco

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Description

Imagine a pied piper singing in falsetto, wearing sequins, and leading the young people of the nation to San Francisco and on to a liberation where nothing was straight-laced or old-fashioned. And everyone, finally, was welcome--to come as themselves. This is not a fairy tale. This was real, mighty real, and disco-sensation Sylvester was the piper.

Yale-trained sociologist Joshua Gamson uses Sylvester's life to lead us through the story of the 1970s, when a generation took off its shame. Celebrity, sociology, and music history mingle in this endlessly entertaining story of a singer who embodied the freedom, spirit, and flamboyance of a golden moment in American culture.

ISBN

978-0805072501

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

City

New York

Disciplines

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies