Singing Family Group
Formed in ##16607>Memphis</a>, ##6946>Tennessee</a>
Members were brothers Leon Frank III, James, Edmund, Foster and Joseph 'Ricky' Sylvers and sisters Angie, Charmaine, Pat and Olympia-Ann 'Olan' Sylvers Recorded 'Fool's Paradise,' 'Wish That I Could Talk To You,' 'Through The Love In My Heart,' 'Boogie Fever,' Cotten Candy,' 'Hot Line,' 'High School Dance' and 'Don't Stop, Get Off' Portrayed themselves in the movie 'The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)' Lead singer Edmund died of lung cancer at age 47 (March 11, 2004) WHY THEY MIGHT BE ANNOYING They were ##8926>Jackson 5</a> wannabes. Edmund went so far as to voice Marlon Jackson on the 1971-73 ##12001>ABC</a> cartoon series 'The Jackson 5ive.' The four oldest siblings started out as a group called The Little Angels. Only two of the 10 albums they released of original material (with six different labels) had all nine siblings in the line-up. WHY THEY MIGHT NOT BE ANNOYING Their mother and tutor, Shirley Sylvers, was a classically trained opera singer. 'Boogie Fever' hit #1 on Billborad's Singles chart in 1976 and 'Hot Line' made it to #5 in 1977. Youngest brother (and non-singing member) Christopher died at age 18 in 1985. After they disbanded several members went on to produce, sing back-up and play instruments for such pop/R&B acts as ##906>Janet Jackson</a>, ##2540>Gladys Knight</a>, ##13792>Klymaxx</a>, ##13940>The Brothers Johnson</a>, Shalamar, The Whispers and The S.O.S. Band.
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