Before the origins of LZ Love, Arnold Marvin Elzy lived in Berkeley, CA. In 1975, using her fake ID, she would travel to San Francisco and perform at the Cabaret while Sylvester performed in the basement – Show Room. Love would hear Sylvester performing when she’d go downstairs to use the bathroom, one time gathering the courage to pay respects. Eventually the two would meet while dancing to the Supremes at the Cabaret. Before Sylvester's big break, they performed together with Leroy Davis and Jerry Kirby. Sylvester would eventually fire Leroy and Jerry, giving Love (still Arnold) the opportunity to stay on. Love declined the offer and went on to eventually become LZ Love.