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Full Name Leon Sylvers III
Date of Birth March 7, 1953
Age 71 years, 0 months, 12 days
Birthplace Memphis
Birth City Tennessee
Country United States
Horoscope Pisces

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Leon Sylvers III Biography

Leon Sylvers III is one of the most popular and richest Singer who was born on March 7, 1953 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Leon Frank Sylvers III (born March 7, 1953, Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer, songwriter, disc-jockey, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He was part of the Sylvers family group The Sylvers and became one of the most prolific producers of black music from the late 1970s and into the mid-1980s due to his affiliation in the company of The label Dick Griffey’s SOLAR Records.

The 1980s were a good year for Leon The year was 1980 when the producer released albums for SOLAR artists such as Shalamar, The Whispers, Dynasty, Carrie Lucas, and his first album with Midnight Star. The song he co-wrote and co-produced with The Whispers was the number one US R&B and US Dance smash, “And the Beat Goes On” that was one of Sylvers biggest accomplishments. It was the year Leon was involved in projects that were not part from the SOLAR Records family such as his Gene Page single “Love Starts After Dark” and 7th Wonder’s track “The Tilt”.

In 1982, Leon produced Shalamar’s album Friends. The album topped the US Top R&B Albums chart, propelled by the single “A Night to Remember”, which reached number eight on the US R&B charts. The album would be certified Platinum. Leon spent the next couple of years producing hit songs for The Whispers (“In the Raw”, “Tonight”), Gladys Knight & The Pips (“Save the Overtime (For Me)”), Tavares (“Ten to One”) among others. In that same year, he served as mentor to the production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

By 1984, Leon was involved with fewer hits due to the changing climate in R&B music. He did have some success with Glenn Jones’ second album Finesse, and some tracks for The Whispers album So Good. Between 1984 and 1988 Leon would have moderate success with Five Star (“Another Weekend”, “Rock My World”), Evelyn “Champagne” King (“Flirt,” “Hold On to What You Got”), Stacy Lattisaw (“You Ain’t Leavin'”), The Spinners, Howard Hewett (“I Commit to Love”), Krystol (“After the Dance Is Through)). In 1989, Leon finally recorded a solo album for Motown Records, called simply Leon Sylvers III, but it failed to chart.

In 1978, Leon was the producer of The Sylvers most critically acclaimed album, Forever Yours. Around the time of the album’s release, Leon left the group to become the producer in-house of the label of Dick Griffey, SOLAR Records. Sylvers began his main production career working with the band Lakeside in their Album Shot of love which was listed as Top 10 on the Top R&B Albums. It was also the year when Leon’s relationship with Shalamar began, beginning by releasing the Disco Gardens album, which featured the classic disco track “Take That to the Bank”. 1979 would be a more significant year. Shalamar’s second album Big Fun was an even more successful smash, landing at 4th in The Top R&B Albums charts and was certified gold. The debut track, “The Second Time Around” was a huge hit. record at number one in both US R&B charts and was ranked at number 8 of The US Top 40Top 40.Top 10. Leon was also the producer of Lakeside’s Rough Riders album. In the same year, he formed the group Dynasty together and Dick Griffey.

NameLeon Sylvers III
First NameLeon
Last NameIII
OccupationSinger
BirthdayMarch 7
Birth Year1953
Place of BirthMemphis
Home TownTennessee
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignPisces
Full/Birth Name
ParentsShirley Sylvers, Leon Sylvers II
SiblingsFoster Sylvers, Edmund Sylvers
SpouseNidra Beard
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In December 2010, Leon Sylvers III received a Grammy nomination from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for N’dambi’s album Pink Elephant.

Leon Sylvers III Net Worth

Leon Sylvers III is one of the richest Singer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Leon Sylvers III's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

Leon Sylvers first rose to prominence in the 1960s, when he joined The Little Angels harmony vocal group, which included his brothers (Olympia, Charmaine, and James). In the 1960s, they were featured on variety shows like Make Room for Daddy, You Bet Your Life, and The Spike Jones Show. Following the divorce of their parents, Leon and his older siblings moved in with various relatives, before returning to their mom Shirley along with their other four siblings. They settled at Los Angeles, California. It was in 1970 that Leon joined the familial group, which included two younger siblings, Edmund and Ricky to compete in the local talent competition. They took the top prize by a wide margin because of their versatilityand choreography and harmony. The Impresario Mike Curb signed them to MGM Records in 1971 and promoted them under the name The Sylvers.

Leon composed his debut hit song “Wish That I Could Talk to You” It was featured on the Sylvers’ debut album, The Sylvers. He also wrote the song for his older sister Foster Sylvers’ Top 10 US R&B chart hit single “Misdemeanor” which was a success in the summer of 1973. In the following years, Leon would continue writing songs for the albums of his family including the 1977’s Top 10 US R&B chart single “High School Dance”.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeSinger
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

In 2011, he remixed Gladys Knight’s new single, a re-recording of the Leiber/Stoller classic “I (Who Have Nothing)”, a recording produced by his son, Leon Sylvers IV.

In 2015, Sylvers collaborated with Dâm-Funk on his third album Invite The Light. Sylvers once served as a mentor to Dâm-Funk in the early 1990s.

Leon Sylvers III's Height & Physical Stats

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In 2009, Sylvers produced an album from N’dambi, Pink Elephant, which included songs written by Sylvers and his son, Leon Sylvers IV.

Who is Leon Sylvers III Dating?

According to our records, Leon Sylvers III married to Nidra Beard. As of February 1, 2024, Leon Sylvers III’s is not dating anyone.

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In 2019, Sylvers started producing and writing with Pop / R&B singer / songwriter Nikkole on her fifth album to be released Spring 2020′.

Facts & Trivia

Leon Ranked on the list of most popular Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Leon Sylvers III celebrates birthday on March 7 of every year.

What songs did Leon Sylvers write?

Leon Sylvers wrote and produced a slew of hits for Shalamar (“The Second Time Around”), the Whispers (the gold single “And the Beat Goes On,” “I Can Make It Better”), Dynasty (“I’ve Just Begun to Love You”), Gladys Knight & the Pips (“You’re Number One (In My Book)”), Evelyn “Champagne” King (“Flirt,” “Hold on to What …

What song did Leon Sylvers write for the whispers?

And The Beat Goes On’ was one of the biggest hits for The Whispers, thanks in no small part to Leon F Sylvers’ memorable bass part. Leon, a talented multi-instrumentalist who also co-wrote the song, had previously been successful with his own group The Sylvers.

How old is Sylvers?

Edmund Sylvers
BornEdmund Theodore SylversJanuary 25, 1957 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedMarch 11, 2004 (aged 47) Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
OccupationSinger songwriter actor
Years active1971–2004

How old is Leon Sylvers?

69 years (March 7, 1953)

Who wrote the song and the beat goes on by the whispers?

Composers

Key Events

  1. Leon Frank Sylvers III (born March 7, 1953, South Bend, Indiana) is an American singer, songwriter, disc-jockey, record producer and multi-instrumentalist..

  2. When Sylvers was two or three, in 1956, they took the train and moved to Los Angeles "near Adams and Crenshaw," due to his father finding work there..

  3. After hearing them perform in Las Vegas in 1959, Ed Sullivan predicted they would become famous..

  4. Sylvers first rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a member of The Little Angels harmony vocal group featuring his siblings (Olympia, Charmaine, and James)..

  5. His siblings and mother moved to Watts in 1965..

  6. He was a member of the family group The Sylvers and became one of the most successful producers in black music in the late 1970s to the mid-1980s through his association with Dick Griffey's SOLAR Records..

  7. In 1970, Leon entered the family act, which now included younger brothers Edmund and Ricky, into a local talent contest..

  8. The impresario Mike Curb signed them to MGM Records in 1971 and marketed them as The Sylvers. .

  9. Leon wrote his first hit single "Wish That I Could Talk to You", which was on the family's 1972 debut album called The Sylvers..

  10. The following year he penned his brother Foster Sylvers' Top 10 US R&B chart single "Misdemeanor" which was a hit during summer of 1973..

  11. In 1974 The Sylvers released their final album on MGM before moving to Capitol..

  12. For the next several albums, Leon would continue writing songs on his family's albums which included 1977's Top 10 US R&B chart single "High School Dance"..

  13. In 1978 Leon produced The Sylvers most critically acclaimed album, Forever Yours..

  14. By mid-1978, Leon left the group to become the in-house producer for Dick Griffey's SOLAR Records, where he also worked as the label's A & R director..

  15. This would also be the year that Leon's association with Shalamar would begin, starting with the Disco Gardens album which included the disco classic "Take That to the Bank". 1979 would become an even bigger year..

  16. The 1980s started off well for Leon: in 1980, he produced albums for SOLAR acts such as Shalamar, The Whispers, Dynasty, Carrie Lucas, and the first album by Midnight Star..

  17. In 1981, Leon described his production process by saying, "My ideal is to have the whole record sing, to work on the music tracks so they take on the same character as the vocals." He also focused on making brief, energetic songs, telling one interviewer, "Short, punchy records are better today than long ones..

  18. In 1982, Leon produced Shalamar's album Friends..

  19. By 1984, Leon met Krystol members Tina Scott and Roberta Stiger at a Hollywood burger stand and asked to audition them..

  20. They ended up singing backup vocals on several of his projects and he produced songs on their 1984 album Gettin' Ready and 1985's Talk Of The Town..

  21. Between 1984 and 1988 Leon would have moderate success with Five Star ("Another Weekend", "Rock My World"), Evelyn "Champagne" King ("Flirt," "Hold On to What You Got"), Stacy Lattisaw ("You Ain't Leavin'"), The Spinners, Howard Hewett ("I Commit to Love"), Krystol ("After the Dance Is Through))..

  22. In 1985, Leon joined the Motown-distributed label Conceited Records as the vice president of music and produced the label's first album..

  23. In 1989, Leon finally recorded a solo album for Motown Records, called simply Leon Sylvers III, but it failed to chart..

  24. Sylvers once served as a mentor to Dâm-Funk in the early 1990s..

  25. In 1992 Leon co-produced nine of the 10 songs on Double Action Theatre's self-titled debut on PolyGram..

  26. In 2009, Sylvers produced an album from N'dambi, Pink Elephant, which included songs written by Sylvers and his son, Leon Sylvers IV. .

  27. In December 2010, Leon Sylvers III received a Grammy nomination from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for N'dambi's album Pink Elephant..

  28. In 2011, he remixed Gladys Knight's new single, a re-recording of the Leiber/Stoller classic "I (Who Have Nothing)", a recording produced by his son, Leon Sylvers IV. .

  29. In 2015, Sylvers collaborated with Dâm-Funk on his third album Invite The Light..

  30. In 2019, Sylvers started producing and writing with Pop / R&B singer / songwriter Nikkole on her fifth album to be released in 2021'..