Way back in the early 1980’s, before I started interviewing the remaining silent film stars, I was talking with country music performers. I’ve told you that before. Remember my post about Loretta Lynn? As a young journalism student, I did some freelancing for my local newspaper.
Sylvia was hot when I met her in Athens, GA, in 1983. She had just released her second album and was riding the crest of fame with her biggest hit, Nobody.
I showed up at the concert hall three or four hours before her performance. The star was rehearsing and doing a sound check with her band. I waited around, getting my own private concert. I specifically remember her singing Snapshot, her eyes closed, lost in the rhythm of her latest hit. When she finished, she walked over and sat down at a table with me. Sylvia and I had a nice chat that afternoon. She was very charming and loaded with personality.
Today is her birthday!
Happy Birthday, Sylvia! You’re still one of my favorites!