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David Bowie & the Spiders from Mars, Phlorescent Leech and Eddie, Sylvester: Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 28 October 1972

Bowie Band Fails To Arouse Crowd ...

It's a Beautiful Day, Sylvester & the Hot Band: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 30 March 1973


Sylvester: Stardom as Lifestyle

Profile by Richard Cromelin, Music World, April 1973

Of course, there's nothing more ancient or honorable than the old shamanistic transvestite that we see running up and down Greenwich Avenue. There's something very ...

Sylvester & the Hot Band: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 1973

Hot Band Sizzles for Fourth ...

Sylvester and the Hot Band: Bazaar (Blue Thumb)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Phonograph Record, December 1973

WHEN SYLVESTER'S first album came out, his supporters' only defense was to say, "Well, he's a great live act." Now, in his second one, he's ...

Sylvester: Old Waldorf, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 21 July 1977

Sylvester: A turn in the right direction ...


Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, December 1977

How an ex-Cockette named Ruby Blue became Sylvester... ...

Sylvester: The Second Step

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, August 1978

The man himself talks to John Abbey about his second Fantasy album, his attitudes, and his aims for the future. Another B&S exclusive... ...


Interview by Davitt Sigerson, Sounds, 26 August 1978

WEBSTER’S gives "Excessive, extravagant; Fanciful, fantastic; violent, unrestrained" as definitions of "outrageous". ...

Sylvester the slinky cat

Interview by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 7 October 1978

I THOUGHT I TAW A PUDDYTAT A creepin' up on me. I DID! I TAW A PUDDYTAT As plain as he can be. ...

Sylvester: Step II (Fantasy FT549)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 7 October 1978

I'LL BET Sylvester loves being called outrageous, but that description fits his appearance far better than his music. Not that his album is unremarkable; it ...

Sylvester: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Barry Cain, Record Mirror, 16 December 1978


Sylvester: Roxy, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 23 December 1978

Sylvester: Disco, Soul at the Roxy ...

Sylvester Steps Out...

Profile by Cliff White, Smash Hits, January 1979

THE READER who wrote to us last month asking whether Sylvester is male or female may be forgiven for his or her confusion. One of ...

Sylvester: Step Three

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, March 1979

The man triumphed in both Disco sections of the annual B&S Poll but, surprisingly, tells us that his next album might actually be his last ...

Sylvester: Stars (Fantasy, U.S. import)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 28 April 1979

AS A POP 45, Sylvester's symphonic recasting of 'I (Who Have Nothing)' has been a slow starter. Even coming off the massive crossover success of ...

Sylvester: Mighty Real (Fantasy)

Review by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 16 June 1979

Dead Duck? ...

Sylvester: No Business Like Show Business

Essay by Simon Frith, Melody Maker, 7 July 1979

ON HIS RECORD sleeves, Sylvester is definitely svelte. A pink shirt and a red rose. Spectacles and a cool look, like Arthur Ashe. My favourite ...

Sylvester: The Living Proof Of Disco's Heat

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, November 1979

'MIGHTY REAL' was, of course, one of Sylvester's biggest hits – his biggest in Europe, in fact. However, it is more than just the title ...

Sylvester: Too Hot To Sleep (Fantasy/Honey import)

Review by Lloyd Bradley, New Musical Express, 10 October 1981

I COULD never really take Sylvester seriously, I had him filed away as an instantly disposable product of the confusion of the late Seventies. Now, ...

Sylvester: Woofers And Tweeters

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 25 September 1982

HAD I BEEN expecting some shimmering trans-sexual diva to sweep into the room like a hostess into her salon, the rotund, maternal figure who welcomed ...

Chic: Tongue In Chic (Atlantic); Sylvester: All I Need (Megatone)

Review by Laura Fissinger, Creem, April 1983

(IN ORDER to take the following two extension courses, students must have successfully completed Disco 101, centered around this basic precept put forth by Chic ...

San Francisco Rocks Again

Report by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 13 October 1983

Sixteen years after the Summer of Love, the bands that made the Fillmore famous are as mainstream as Tony Bennett. Meanwhile, a new generation of ...


Interview by Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 1 December 1984

NOT EVEN the New York cool that infests a group like The Force MD's can prevent the obvious excitement that sweeps through them as Sylvester ...

Sylvester: Mutual Admiration Time

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 3 February 1987

For his new Mutual Attraction album, Sylvester has cut his version of Stevie Wonder's 'Living For The City', which he first heard at a club ...

see also Weather Girls, The

see also Patrick Cowley

see also Cockettes, The


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