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The fabulous Sylvester : the legend, the music, the seventies in San Francisco

作者: Joshua Gamson
出版商: New York : H. Holt, 2005.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語 : 1st ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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A journey back through the music, madness, and unparalleled freedom of an era of change-the '70s-as told through the life of ultra-fabulous superstar Sylvester. Imagine a pied piper singing in a dazzling falsetto, wearing glittering sequins, and leading the young people of the nation to San Francisco and on to liberation where nothing was straight-laced or old-fashioned. And everyone, finally, was welcome-to come  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Biography
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提及的人: Sylvester; Sylvester; Sylvester
資料類型: 傳記
文件類型: 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Joshua Gamson
ISBN: 0805072500 9780805072501
OCLC系統控制編碼: 56413833
注意: Includes index.
獎賞: American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, 2006
描述: 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
責任: Joshua Gamson.
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A journey back through the music, madness, and unparalleled freedom of an era of change-the '70s-as told through the life of ultra-fabulous superstar Sylvester. Imagine a pied piper singing in a dazzling falsetto, wearing glittering sequins, and leading the young people of the nation to San Francisco and on to 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. Joshua Gamson-a Yale-trained pop culture expert-uses him, a boy who would be fabulous, to lead us through the story of the '70s when a new era of change liberated us from conformity and boredom. Gamson captures the exuberant life, feeling, energy, and fun of a generation's wonderful, magical waking up-from the parties to the dancing and music. The story begins with a little black boy who started with nothing but a really big voice. We follow him from the Gospel chorus to the glory days in the Castro where a generation shook off its shame as Sylvester sang and began his rise as part of a now-notorious theatrical troup called the Cockettes. Celebrity, sociology, and music history mingle and merge around 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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