A Thousand Stars

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"A Thousand Stars"
Single by Kathy Young with the Innocents
from the album The Sound of Kathy Young
B-side"Eddie My Darling"
ReleasedSeptember 1960
GenrePop
Length2:48
LabelIndigo
Songwriter(s)Eugene Pearson
Producer(s)James Lee
Kathy Young With the Innocents singles chronology
"A Thousand Stars"
(1960)
"Happy Birthday Blues"
(1961)

"A Thousand Stars" is a song written by Eugene Pearson and performed by Kathy Young and with the Innocents. It reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the R&B chart in 1960.[1] The song was featured on her 1961 album The Sound of Kathy Young.[2]

The song was produced and arranged by James Lee.[3]

Sandy Nelson played drums on the record.[4]

Other versions[edit]

The original version was made by Rivileers in 1954, whoenjoyed a short (less than two years) recording career from 1954 to 1955. The Rivileers most stable lineup consisted of neighborhood and high school buds: Eugene Pearson, Milton Edwards, Earl Lennard, Herb Crosby, and Alphonso Delaney.

Billy Fury released a version of the song as a single that reached No. 14 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1961.[5] Linda Scott released a version of the song on her 1961 album Starlight, Starbright.[6] The Daughters of Eve released a version of the song as the B-side to their 1968 single "Social Tragedy".[7]

In media[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kathy Young with the Innocents, "A Thousand Stars" chart positions Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Kathy Young with the Innocents, The Sound of Kathy Young. Retrieved January 13, 2016
  3. ^ Kathy Young with the Innocents, "A Thousand Stars" single release. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Charlie Gillett, The Sound of the City: the rise of rock and roll. Da Capo Press, 1996, p.104.
  5. ^ Billy Fury, "A Thousand Stars" chart position. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Linda Scott, Starlight, Starbright Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  7. ^ The Daughter of Eve, "Social Tragedy" single release. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  8. ^ That'll Be the Day soundtrack. Retrieved January 13, 2016.