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Kay Starr

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Biography

Starr in 1999

Source: Wikipedia

Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz".

Fact file

  • Birth name: Katherine Laverne Starks
  • Born: July 21, 1922 (age 93) Dougherty, Oklahoma
  • Genres: Traditional pop, jazz
  • Occupation(s): Singer
  • Years active: 1939–present
  • Labels: Capitol, RCA Victor
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Kay Starr at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Kay Starr, who lit up 1950s pop radio with 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'The Rock and Roll Waltz,' dies at 94
LA Times Entertainme, 2016-11-04 19:25:00
When the jazz and blues legend Billie Holiday offers a compliment about a singer, one tends to take note. For Holiday, the vocalist Kay Starr, who died at her Bel Air home on Thursday at 94, was “the only white woman who could sing the blues.” Starr was responsible for ...

Kay Starr, Hillbilly Singer With Crossover Appeal, Dies at 94
NY Times Music, 2016-11-04 00:17:15
Ms. Starr found fame in the big-band era, hit it big as a pop and country artist, and continued her career well into her later years.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame inducts Johnny Cash, 12 more
USA Today Music, 2013-11-05 05:28:36
Albert King, Carla Thomas, Kay Starr, The Bar-Kays also made the 2013 class

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