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The Fabulous Sylvester The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco by Joshua Gamson

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Published by Henry Holt and Co. .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Disco musicians,
  • Sylvester,,
  • History and criticism,
  • Composers & Musicians - Pop,
  • United States,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • San Francisco,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Genres & Styles - Dance,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Disco music,
  • People of Color,
  • Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies,
  • Social Science / Popular Culture,
  • Singers,
  • 1947-1988,
  • Biography,
  • California

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7932890M
ISBN 100805072500
ISBN 109780805072501

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