A Thousand Stars
|"A Thousand Stars"|
|Single by Kathy Young with the Innocents|
|from the album The Sound of Kathy Young|
|B-side||"Eddie My Darling"|
|Kathy Young With the Innocents singles chronology|
"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. The song was featured on her 1961 album The Sound of Kathy Young.
The song was produced and arranged by James Lee.
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. Linda Scott released a version of the song on her 1961 album Starlight, Starbright. The Daughters of Eve released a version of the song as the B-side to their 1968 single "Social Tragedy".
- Billy Fury's re-recorded version was included on the soundtrack to the 1973 film That'll Be the Day.
- Kathy Young with the Innocents, "A Thousand Stars" chart positions Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- Kathy Young with the Innocents, The Sound of Kathy Young. Retrieved January 13, 2016
- Kathy Young with the Innocents, "A Thousand Stars" single release. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- Charlie Gillett, The Sound of the City: the rise of rock and roll. Da Capo Press, 1996, p.104.
- Billy Fury, "A Thousand Stars" chart position. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- Linda Scott, Starlight, Starbright Retrieved August 12, 2016.
- The Daughter of Eve, "Social Tragedy" single release. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
- That'll Be the Day soundtrack. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
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