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Sheri Livingston - Life and Musical History
​Sheri Livingston and Syd Livingston
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Sheri and her twin sister Sydne, The Livingston Twins were born to James Donald and Dorothy Jo Livingston in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Look Out Paul Newman and Susan Hayword) Don was a handsome Boxer and Jo  was a Beautiful young Big Band Singer and even though Jo gave up her singing career, when she gave birth to her Twin Girls, with her great love of Music, she taught her little girls to sing at three years old. At five years old, she taught Syd to sing Harmony. Before long, these two adorable Red Headed Twin girls were singing on Radio and WKY TV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When their Dance Teacher Patty Hill heard them sing, she took them to her Boss and Owner of the studio, Molly O'Day, for her to hear the Livingston Twins girls sing. Molly was also an Agent and had a line of beautiful girls, that did shows throughout Oklahoma and Texas and other Mid West States. Molly was thrilled with the girls and ask Syd and Sheri's Mother, Jo  if the girls could  Perform on her Professional Shows and Molly would sign up AGVA Union cards for Syd and Sheri. Their Mother said yes, (as long as it didn't interfere with their schooling.) They performed at Clubs and Army and Air Force Base Officers Clubs for years. The Twins were 7 years old, when they started singing professionally on Molly's Shows. Everyone loved Syd and Sheri.  When they were 12 years old, Molly moved back to Dallas, Texas and Syd and Sheri signed with Patty Hill's Husband's Orchestra, The Earl Hill Orchestra and sang with them until they graduated from Harding High School in Oklahoma City. Syd and Sheri were raised by their Mother, Jo and her Parents, Quinn and Roy A Hoffman. Their Grandmother, Quinn passed away when they were in High School. Quinn was a fabulous Lady. Syd and Sheri's Grandfather, (Gramps) Roy A Hoffman was Head of the Oklahoma Tax Commission. When Syd and Sheri Graduated from High School, Gramps gave Sheri and Syd and their Mother Jo, the Family car and the three Gal's made the trip to California to continue working on Syd and Sheri's singing Career. 

Then they moved to Hollywood and signed with Lute Records and had a "Cash Box Pick Of The Week" Hit Record, "I'm A Lookin' For Blue Eyes" and "Lonesome For You",  along with Records of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Then Syd and Sheri teamed up with "Bill Norvas and The Upstarts", Gary Sneed and Jerry Wilson. They played The Blue Room at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. Then at "Gus Stevens" in Biloxi Miss. Then Sheri, Syd, Gary and Jerry stayed together, returned to LA, taking a new name "The Guys and Dolls" and wrote a new act and played in a few clubs in LA, then at The Thunderbird Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. Later, they went back to LA  at Judy Garland's CBS TV Show. When Mel Torme heard "The Guys and Dolls" sing, he fell in Love with this fabulous Vocal Group and took over management. Then he signed them with "The Si Zentner Orchestra" of "Up The Lazy River" Fame, for a USA and Canadian Tour. Si renamed them "The 2 + 2  Vocal Groupe". After the Tour ended, Sheri and Syd moved to NY and continued their singing careers together and on their own. 

They both Married New Yorker's. Sheri to Murray C. Kaye and Syd to Eddie Caccavale and raised their children. Syd and Eddie had two Children, Quinn and Rod, who are both in the Business. Sheri and Murray have four children: Anthony, Kymberly, Jonathan and Jason, who are all very talented. Anthony and his wife Diane have three Children, Maegan, Matthew and Harrison.  Kym and her Husband, Anthony have two girls, Samantha and Danielle.  Jonathan and Jason are still Free and Handsome!

Johnny has three Sons, Rick, John Jr. and Anthony and three Grandchildren. Ricks Daughter, Sarah and John Jr.'s two sons, Sidartha and Nolanda.  Sheri and Johnny are very proud of all their Children and Grandchildren!!!

Through the years, Sheri has made NY, LA, PA and LV home, performing and producing Shows. Syd is a real New Yorker. Syd and has sung with partner Linda Kurtis and on her own and have performed all over NY and Syd and Linda had their own TV Show, "The Syd and Linda Show" and they have also performed on Sheri and Johnny's Shows. Syd is a great Jazz Singer. Ypu don't want  to miss one of her Shows. Her son Rod Caccavale is a fabulous Drummer and works with Syd to Rave Reviews!!!

In 1998, before heading back to NY, Friends introduced Sheri to Johnny Stark over the phone. Sheri was in Hollywood and Johnny was in Las Vegas. They spoke for three weeks everyday, at least two times a day. That was just the beginning. Sheri knew she had to stop- in Las Vegas on her way to NY to meet this fabulous guy. That is where it all began, for one of the Best Acts in the Business.


Sheri, Mother Jo & Syd
Sheri's Mother Jo and Johnny
Sheri & Her Hubby,
 Sir Murray C Kaye       Murray Passed 
       away 1983
Sheri & Murray had an 
Antique Shop at Murray's Beauty Salon in NYC.
 Ester Tobi was one of Sheri's  Models and a great Friend..
Elaine Mayers - HouseKeeper 
and Nannie to Sheri & Murray's 
Children. They all Loved her so much. .
Elaine Passed away May 21, 2009.
Three of Sheri & Murray's Children, Tony - Kym & Jony
 in their adorable Right-Hand Drive Bentley.   

Syd, & Best Buddy, Gennie & Sheri
These three gals were hot Singers at Harding High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Still Great Singers and  Best Friends Always!
Sheri &  Ronnie Whitehill
            Life Long Friend
With One of the Costumes Sheri Designed for the Gaslight Club
Murray - Sheri - Jo - Bill Meherin
          The 2 + 2 Vocal Group 
        Jerry - Sheri - Syd - Gary
     with The Si Zentner Orchestra
 Sir  Murray C Kaye 
        with our Vintage 
  Right Hand Drive Rolls 
Syd & Sheri
​In Memory of Syd & Sheri's Mother - Jo with the Family
In Memory of our Gramps 
and Grand Mother Quinn
  Roy A & Quinn Hoffman
Syd - Mother jo - Sheri
Sheri and Syd
  Jo - Sheri's Mother
   Robert Tompkins - 
     Dear Friend & Sheri
Maximillion
  Sheri & Johnny
Nanah, Quinn Hoffman
      - Syd & Sheri
Our Beautiful Friend Maxi
 Tony - Kym & Mom Sheri
   Visit to Gramps, Roy A Hoffman     
     in Oklahoma City News Paper 
Winners of New York Beauty Contest
Sir Murray C Kaye - Lady Sheri Kaye
-Sheri and Syd's Mother Jo  & StepDad -  Bill Maherin
      Dennie - Pat - Kathy - Mike  Meherin
 Bill's four Children & Sheri & Syd's Step Brothers & Sister
Johnny Stark
Sheri Livngston
Sheri Lyn & Sydne Gean
  The Livingston Twins
   Sheri Livingston 
Singing in The Speakeasy
At The New York City Gaslight Club with Sol Yaged  - Dave Martin - Sam Ulano & Ray Nance
Syd & Sheri's Mother -
Dorothy Jo Hoffman -
Livingston - Meherin
    Sheri & Syd comiing home to NY
                 from Oklahoma City 
         and their Harding  High School Reunion
     Linda Kurtis & Twin Sister, Syd & Sheri & 
 Robert H. Tompkins & Ron & Ronnie Whitehill 
& Syd and Sheri's Mother Jo Meherin
               
Sheri
 at 18
Sheri was A Top  Costume Designer for 
Reo,  Brazil and New York City in the 70's.
Lady Sheri Livingston Kaye
 Murray C Kaye was Knighted for all the Civic things they had done for so many people in NYC.
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  Lady  Sheri  Livingston Kaye's
             Great Show for 
        Congressman Podel 
            in New York City
 After Sir  Murray C Kaye passed away, Sheri became the First Female Limo Driver in New York City, to raise her 4 Children and her first client was Mike Tison.

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