Criticism, interpretation, etc
|提及的人：||Sylvester; Sylvester; Sylvester|
|獎賞：||American Library Association Stonewall Book Award, 2006|
|描述：||306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
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.
- Sylvester, -- 1947-1988.
- Singers -- United States -- Biography.
- Disco musicians -- United States -- Biography.
- Disco music -- California -- San Francisco -- History and criticism.
- San Francisco (Calif.)
- Disco music.
- Disco musicians.
- California -- San Francisco.
- United States.