The Sylvers were among the more popular family groups on the 70’s R&B circuit. The group, which at one point consisted of nine of the ten siblings in the Sylvers family, was tutored by their mother, Shirley Sylvers, a former opera singer. They later became the Little Angels and toured with Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis. Years later, the group was signed to Pride Records. Their first single, “Fool’s Paradise”, hit number 14 on the Billboard R&B charts. They were later signed to Capitol Records where with the assistance of writer/producer Freddie Perren they had the hits “Boogie Fever”, “Hot Line” and “High School Dance”. In 1978, they signed with Casablanca Records and released the album “Forever Yours”. In the 1980’s, they signed to Solar Records and later Geffen Records, recording with little success. The group disbanded in 1984.