In an age of popular family singing groups, from the Jacksons to the Osmonds, the Sylvers were the largest and the liveliest of them all. Nine members strong, they became best known for their disco friendly hits "Boogie Fever" and "Hot Line," which drew inevitable comparisons to the sound of the Jackson 5. But the Sylvers were performing together long before that. Even as young children, they made their mark on television as "The Little Angels," and later scaled the charts with songs written by their oldest brother, Leon Sylvers III, from "Fool's Paradise" to "Misdemeanor," that showed off their musical range and uncanny family harmonies.
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