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There’s a Party Goin’ On!

Several Portland Radio Project staffers were in the house at The Spare Room Lounge in NE Portland on Sunday, September 20, 2015, to help one of our most talented advocates, Norman Sylvester, “The Northwest Boogie Cat” celebrate a milestone birthday.


Sarah Billings (left) and Norman Sylvester’s daughter, Lenanne Miller, serenade The Boogie Cat during his 70th birthday party on September 20, 2015. Photo by Teri Briggs.

The party was a few days late. Norman’s actual birthday was September 16, a birthday he shares with BB King, who would have turned 90 this year.


Norman Sylvester jamming with Lloyd Jones. Photo by Teri Briggs.

We caught up with Norman prior to the celebration for a brief conversation. Listen here.


Norman and his wife Paula share a moment during The Boogie Cat’s 70th Birthday Party. Photo by Teri Briggs.

Happy Birthday Norman! Thanks for all you’ve done for Portland Radio Project. We love you!

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  1. sheila sylvester
    sheila sylvester says:

    I was wondering if you recorded Ester Hill singing Get here when you can and can provide a copy of her performance? Thanks


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