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..

Sylvester James was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter. Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, he was often described as a drag queen.

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.

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Rita Ora from The Big Picture: Today's Hot Pics The singer arrives at Fountain Studios in London for X Factor rehearsals.

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Sylvester......GONE

Sylvester......GONE

AAAAND WITH THIS, I'M THROUGH! Cher and Sylvester on their way to Studio 54, 1970s

Credit: Ron Galella/WireImage February Cher and Sylvester attend the 1978 Disco Convention Banquet

Robert Sylvester Kelly is known professionally as R. Kelly, is an singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. Kelly has often been referred to as the King of R&B. Read on to find out more facts about King of R&B R.Kelly:   1. Born Robert Sylvester Kelly on ...Robert Sylvester Kelly is known professionally as R. Kelly, is an singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. Kelly has often been referred to as the…

Robert Sylvester Kelly is known professionally as R. Kelly, is an singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. Kelly has often been referred to as the King of R&B. Read on to find out more facts about King of R&B R.Kelly: 1. Born Robert Sylvester Kelly on ...Robert Sylvester Kelly is known professionally as R. Kelly, is an singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. Kelly has often been referred to as the…

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Singer Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) of 'Sly and the Family Stone' during a photo session on March 26 1969 in Los Angeles, California.

Moved to Vallejo CA when he was very young, raised in V, graduated from Vallejo High - Sylvester Stewart later to become Sly Stone ("Sly and the Family Stone") ~ during a photo session in LA March 1969

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Sylvester - Sooner or Later [Razormaid Remix] 1987

Singer Sylvester 'Sly' Stone plays the keyboards while performing with his band 'Sly and the Family Stone' on the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in...

Singer Sylvester 'Sly' Stone plays the keyboards while performing with his band 'Sly and the Family Stone' on the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in.

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