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.