The most important dance orchestra leader in the UK for over 30 years originated "strict tempo" ballroom dancing. The suave, distinctive "Silvester" sound was always prefaced by his introduction: "Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow," which accompanied the dancing in the nation's ballrooms and on television. Silvester withstood the radical changes in dance music through the years, especially the rock 'n roll of the'50s and the beat boom of the '60s, and survived with his style intact. Fabulous. 2003.