ONE blogs – TIM SMYTH – MIGHTY REAL: SYLVESTER — MAN AND MUSIC

Celebrating the Life of the Original Miss Thing

You been dancin’ all night long with so many different guys.
I waited patiently for you to notice me but you never caught my eye.
Make some room cuz I’m coming through….
The feelings getting stronger I’m not waiting any longer for you.

I can’t lose.
Taking love, taking love into my own hands
Don’t you try to stop me?

“Takin’ Love Into My Own Hands” Megatone Records

The determination heard in these lyrics clearly gives us a glimpse into what Sylvester was made of. Bursting on to the Disco scene in 1979 with his hit song “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real,” this flamboyant, totally outrageous, genderbender sashayed his way onto the world stage. The flamboyant falsetto singing powerhouse captivated gay and straight audiences and helped change attitudes and inspire everyone to discover their own “real ness.” read more —>