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Terry Sylvester

Born Jan 8, 1947

Terry Sylvester, was the guitarist/singer with The Escorts, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Hollies. In the latter guise, he took on the high parts formerly sung by Graham Nash, who left the band in December 1968.

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1947 Birth Born on January 8, 1947.


1966 19 Years Old The chance came in 1966 for Sylvester to leave The Escorts and join The Swinging Blue Jeans to replace guitarist/vocalist Ralph Ellis, and he spent three years with the group, recording singles such as; 'Sandy' (HMV POP 1533, 1966), 'Rumours, Gossip, Words Untrue' (POP 1564, 1966), 'Don't Go Out Into The Rain' (POP 1605, 1967), and 'Sidney, Gotta Draw The Line' (1968), tho' the band's chart days were by then over in the UK. … Read More


Becoming a Hollie in January 1969 (Escorts Mike Gregory duly following Sylvester from Escorts to Swinging Blue Jeans as his replacement) assured him a promising future in an internationally recognised band that did not focus solely on touring already having many established hits.
1972 25 Years Old Sylvester took on a greater share of responsibilities during the 1972-73 period when Swedish vocalist Mike Rickfors temporarily replaced longtime singer Allan Clarke (who left to go solo for a time).
1973 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He deputised for Clarke singing the US big hit 'Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)' on The Hollies 1973 US Tour & on American TV appearances. … Read More
1974 27 Years Old After a 1974 single on Polydor ('For The Peace of All Mankind') then two 1976 singles ('I Believe' & 'At the End of The Line') all taken from his solo album failed to chart, in 1978 Sylvester issued the rare non album singles; 'Too Bad Lucy Jane' c/w 'Realistic Situation' (Polydor 2040 194) and 'Silver And Gold' c/w 'Realistic Situation' (2058 985) in the UK, but these also failed to chart.
1975 28 Years Old He also earlier had contributed vocals to The Alan Parson Project's Tales of Mystery and Imagination album in 1975, singing; 'To One In Paradise'. … Read More


1981 34 Years Old After a period of discontent, partly over musical policy, Sylvester split with the Hollies in May 1981, in an incident that precipitated the resignation of longtime bassist Bernie Calvert. … Read More


2005 58 Years Old In the mid 1990s Sylvester teamed up with James Griffin again as 'Griffin & Sylvester' touring the UK and Canada as a part of the 'Soft Rock Cafe', the friendship and partnership continued on and off up to Griffin's death in January 2005. … Read More
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