Sylvia Robinson Passes
September 29, 2011 at 11:46 AM (PT)
SYLVIA ROBINSON, who as a recording artist had several hits as part of the duo MICKEY and SYLVIA, including their 1973 hit “PILLOW TALK,” passed today. SYLVIA went on to form a successful record company called SUGAR HILL RECORDS with her husband JOE ROBINSON.
They were perhaps best known for the SUGAR HILL GANG who had a huge hit in 1979, called “RAPPERS DELIGHT.” SUGAR HILL also had huge success with “THE MESSAGE” by GRAND MASTER FLASH and THE FURIOUS FIVE.
SYLVIA was 75. Funeral arrangements are pending.