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

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ISBN-10: 0312425694

ISBN-13: 9780312425692

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joshua Gamson

List price: $23.00
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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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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Get Ready for Me
Like an Angel Come Down, Honey
Sequins at Noon
Jaded Lady
Big City Blues
Scratch My Flower
Sundays at the Elephant Walk
I Feel Real
Flame (On the Dance Floor)
Everybody Is One
Sell My Soul
Living on the Legend
What's a Queen to Do?
Why Don't You Take Me
The Red Kimono
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index