Sept 6,1947 – Dec16,1988 Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter. Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, often described as a drag queen,he repeatedly rejected such a description. Responsible for a string of hit singles, in the late70s, Sylvester became known in the US under the moniker of the "Queen of Disco".Born in Watts, L A, he developed a love of singing through the choir of his Pentecostal church, leaving after being persecuted for his homosexuality..
From The Sartorialist...Tony Sylvester, One of the most beautiful men in the world! He epitomizes masculinity...Love the mix of rough/refined, like a 1930s street hooligan turned 'respectable'...He also happens to be the singer for Norwegian death-punk band Turbonegro...I'll post more pics as I find them...
January 8, 1967: R. Kelly ﴾born. Robert Sylvester Kelly﴿, R&B singer and former professional basketball player is born in Chicago, Illinois.
Known around the world as the “Queen of Disco,” Sylvester was an American disco singer who rose to international fame in the late 1970’s with hits such as “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real),” “Dance (Disco Heat),” and “Do You Wanna Funk.” Known for his falsetto voice and his exotic costumes, Sylvester got his start as a drag performer in the San Francisco nightlife scene.
Blues guitarist, Sylvester Weaver, and blues singer, Sara Martin. Their recordings are the very first country-blues recordings and the first known recorded songs using the slide guitar style. "Guitar Rag" (played on a Guitjo) became a blues classic and was covered in the 1930s by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys as "Steel Guitar Rag" and became a country music standard too.