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(Singer & Record Producer)

Syl Johnson is a veteran singer and record producer. Syl Johnson is a father of three. Syl Johnson's current relationship status is possibly single.

Relationship Facts of Syl Johnson

Syl Johnson is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Syl Johnson?

Syl Johnson’s current relationship status is possibly single.

He was previously married to Brenda Thompson. They first met in Chicago at a concert where Syl was performing. At the time, Brenda was only 18 years old.

After that, they started dating each other and got married. However, his married life is behind the curtain. Later, he got divorced in the early ’90s.

His ex-wife, Brenda happens to be the first black female police Commissioner in history. Together, they have three children Syleecia, Sylette, and Syleena. Her youngest daughter is a singer and songwriter whereas Syleecia is an entertainment manager by profession.

Syl Johnson: Biography in Details

Who is Syl Johnson?

Syl Johnson is a veteran singer and record producer. He is renowned for the Blues & Souls music genres.

Last, in 2018, he released the album, Billy Rare Rhythm´n´blues Vol.2, 20 R, and B 45 Rpm Nuggets. 

Syl Johnson- Birth, Age, Parents, Siblings, Education

Syl Johnson was born Sylvester Thompson on the 1st of July 1936 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Till the date, he has not named his father and mother. However, his parents were farmers by profession. Also, his father used to play the harmonica.

He has six siblings including his brothers, Jimmy & Mack. They are of British-Scottish ethnicity. His father moved to Chicago in the search of works. At the time, he was only around 10 years.

Three years later, He and his brother, Mack came to Chicago where he found blues guitarist Samuel Maghett (a.k.a Magic Sam). With them, he started his musical journey with a small band. At the time, Sam’s Uncle, Shakey Jake was an established guitar player.

Details about his academics are not disclosed.

Syl Johnson- Professional Life, Career

After forming the band, Syl Johnson started performing and within time, he became one of the demanding studio guitarists and played for Vee-Jay Records. Later, in 1959, he made his solo debut with the recording label, Federal.

Later in the ’60s, he joined Twinight Records and gave the hit, Come On Sock It to Me. During the same time, he took over the label as a hitmaker and producer.

His hit at the decade includes Ultimate Breaks and Beats and Is It Because I’m Black. The single, Is It Because I’m Black portrayed the social problem that African-American have faced in society.

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Caption: Syl Johnson smile (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

In the ’70s, he joined Hi Records and recorded three albums and a number of singles. His album, Take Me to the River peaked at the 26th position in the US Billboard. After leaving Hi Records, he joined started producing songs under his own recording label.

In the mid-’80s, he took retirement from the music industry and explored the business world with his seafood restaurants and real estate. However, in 1994 various rappers sampled his song, Different Strokes.

 After that, Syl Johnson made his comeback in the music industry and released albums like Back In The Game, Complete Mythology, and All Stripes of R & B, Vol 24. 

Syl Johnson- Net Worth, Salary

Through his career as a singer, his earnings are in the range of $6 million as of 2022. His earnings as a singer are in the range of $22k to $208k. Besides that, the royalties of his albums are a major source of his income.

Apart from that, as a record producer, he makes in the range of $200k yearly.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Syl Johnson has black eyes with black hair. He has a decent height and weight. However, his body stats are not available.

Syl Johnson- Controversy & Rumors

As of now, Syl Johnson has managed to be far from any sort of controversy that created a buzz in the media. Similarly, there are no rumors linked with him.

Social Media

Syl Johnson has around 296 followers on Twitter and over 2.2k followers on Facebook. He is not active on Instagram.

On Twitter, he is following the personalities like Tyler Perry, Rev Run, and Denise Richards.


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