Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Unsung Heroes Vol.2...Leon Sylvers III

Born on March 7, 1953 in Memphis Tennessee, Leon Frank Sylvers III wrote the first hit ("Wish That I Could Talk to You") for his family's singing group The Sylvers, his brother Foster Sylvers' Top Ten RB/Top 30 pop debut single "Misdemeanor," and later, hits for artists signed to Dick Griffey's Solar Records.

Leon Sylvers III wrote and produced big hits for Shalamar ("The Second Time Around", "A Night To Remember"), The Whispers (the gold single "And the Beat Goes On,", "It's A Love Thing", "I Can Make It Better", "In The Raw", "Tonight"), Dynasty ("I've Just Begun to Love You"), Gladys Knight & The Pips ("Save the Overtime (For Me)"), Evelyn "Champagne" King ("Flirt," "Hold on to What You Got"), Stacy Lattisaw, the Spinners, Gina Foster, Krystol, The Brothers Johnson, Glenn Jones, Howard Hewett, Gene Page, Lakeside, and Real to Reel.

Perhaps the most popular single Produced by the Great Leon Sylvers III....
The Whispers with their 1980 smash hit " And the beat goes on " McLuvin!!!!!!!

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