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

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

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by Joshua Gamson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312425694

ISBN-13: 2900312425691

Pub. Date: 01/24/2006

Publisher: Picador

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900312425691
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

1Get Ready for Me1
2Like an Angel Come Down, Honey14
3Sequins at Noon41
4Jaded Lady61
5Big City Blues72
6Scratch My Flower88
7Sundays at the Elephant Walk106
8I Feel Real134
9Flame (On the Dance Floor)155
10Everybody Is One168
11Sell My Soul184
12Living on the Legend202
13What's a Queen to Do?221
14Why Don't You Take Me241
15The Red Kimono261
Notes273
Acknowledgments291
Index295

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