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


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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.  Read more...


 
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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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312425692
  • ISBN-10: 0312425694
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2000
  • Page Count: 306
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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