1947 - 1988
Sylvester  American Singer

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Sylvester was previously married to Michael Lyons.

Sylvester was in a relationship with Willie Sanchez.


American Singer Sylvester was born Sylvester James, Jr. on 6th September, 1947 in Los Angeles, California and passed away on 16th Dec 1988 San Francisco, California aged 41. He is most remembered for Hits: "Over and Over"; "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"; "I (Who Have Nothing)"; "Can't Stop Dancing"; "Dance (Disco Heat)"; "Do Ya Wanna Funk"; "Trouble in Paradise"; "Menergy"; "Living for the City"; "Someone Like You".. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Sylvester is a member of the following lists: American dance musicians, American pop singers and American singer-songwriters.


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First Name Sylvester
Full Name at Birth Sylvester James, Jr.
Alternative Name Illvester, J. Sylvester, J.Sylvester, James, James Sylvester, S James, S. James, S. James., S.James, Sil, Silvester, Syluester, Sylverster, Sylves, Sylvester James, Sylvester James Jr., Ruby Blue
Age 41 (age at death) years
Birthday 6th September, 1947
Birthplace Los Angeles, California
Died 16th December, 1988
Place of Death San Francisco, California
Cause of Death AIDS (-related complications)
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Gay
Religion Other
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Jordan High School (David Starr Jordan High School-L.A.)
Occupation Text Singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, HIV/AIDS activist, film actor
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Hits: "Over and Over"; "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"; "I (Who Have Nothing)"; "Can't Stop Dancing"; "Dance (Disco Heat)"; "Do Ya Wanna Funk"; "Trouble in Paradise"; "Menergy"; "Living for the City"; "Someone Like You".
Music Genre (Text) Dance, Hi-NRG, R&B, Disco, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Electronic, Pop, Rock
Music Genre Dance, R&B
Year(s) Active 1972–1988, 1962–1988
Music Style Disco, Hi-NRG, Club/Dance, Electronic, Funk
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Sensual, Playful, Energetic, Whimsical, Stylish, Theatrical, Campy
Instrument Keyboards, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Keyboards, Piano
Record Label Blue Thumb Records, Fantasy, Megatone Records, Fantasy Honey Records, Warner Bros. Records, Record Shack Records, Megatone House Records, Columbia, Arista, 415 Records, On The Spot, NRS, Blue Thumb, Megatone
Associated Acts The Cockettes, The Hot Band (Sylvester &/And The Hot Band), The Weather Girls, Jeanie Tracy, Two Tons O' Fun, Izora Armstead, Martha Wash, Eric Robinson (Eric Jay Robinson), Patrick Cowley (Pat Cowley*), Earlene Bentley, Betty Davis (Betty O. Mabry), Herbie Hancock, Sarah Dash, Aretha Franklin, Narada Michael Walden, Until December, Jermaine Stewart, Linda Imperial (aka Linda), The Boys Town Gang, Space 2000, Lil' Kim ‎, Yvette Michele, DJ John Julius Knight Pres. Knightime Funk Vol. 4, Lame Sauce ‎, Tip-N-Syl, James Wirrick (James W. Wirrick/Tip Wirrick*), Bobby Blood, Chris Mostert, James Quill Smith, Kerry Hatch (Kerry Earl Hatch), Travis Fullerton, Pointer Sisters, Peter Mintun, Sandy Jack Reiner (Sandyjack Reiner*), Dan Reich, David Frazier, Bob Kingson, James Jamerson Jr., James Gadson (James Edward Gadson), Randy Merritt, Michael Finden (Michael C. Finden*), Sharon Hymes, Kelvin Dixon, Randall Pratt, The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (San Francisco Symphony*), Gus Anthony Flores, Jay Stolmac, Marc Baum, Richard Kvistad, Dean Boysen, Ross Wilson, Hodges James And Smith, Maurice Long (vocalist), Julia Tillman Waters (Julia Tillman*), Maxine Willard Waters (Maxine Willard*), Oren Waters, Louis Biancaniello, Auteria "Wally" Winzer Jr., Stephanie "Tucki" Bailey, Harvey Hughes, Greg Crockett, Louis Small, Tinker Barfield (Elunel "Tinker" Barfield*), Woody Cunningham, Gerald Martin, Harvey Fuqua, David MacEachern, The Fabulashes, Jeannie Tracy, Lynette Hawkins (Lynette Hawkins Stephens), Daryl Coley, Dennis Sanders, Dwayne Sweet, Al Simpson, Casey Jones, Ken Kessie (Kenneth Kessie), Morey Goldstein, Nathaniel Best, Jo-Carol (Jo-Carol Block*), Lauren Carter, Randall Darnell Jackson (Randy Jackson), Corrado Rustici, Brian McCloud, Ross Levinson, Giorgio Francis, Peter Maunu, Tramaine Hawkins, The Love Center Choir (Love Center Choir), Tim Landis, Walter Hawkins, John Brown, Rick Cranmer, Eric van Tijn, Jochem Fluitsma, Lisa Boray, Boni Boyer (Bonita Louisa Boyer), Jerry Kirby, Jeff Mehl, Maurice Cridlin, The Hot Band, Patrick Cowley
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Sylvester James Jr. (September 6, 1947 – December 16, 1988), known mononymously as Sylvester, was an American singer-songwriter. Primarily active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul, he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s and 1980s.

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