Don't Let The Stars
Get In Your Eyes

Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952
Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. ~ ASCAP
 
Original single recording 1952 ~Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
 
With Hugo Winterhalter's Orchestra
and The Ramblers
Produced by Dave Kapp and Hy Grill
 
Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Time 2:39
 
Recorded November 04, 1952   ~  Matrix No. E2VB-7690 Take 1
Lyrics
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-5064
Single Flip Side: "Lies"
US Chart Position No. 1
Belgian Chart Position No. 13 (1953)
 
Discos RCA Victor Argentina: RCA 68-0722
Single Flip Side: "No Hay Bote Como El De Remo"
 
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10400 ( January 1953 )
Single Flip Side: "To Know You ( Is To Love You )"
UK Chart Position No. 1
 
Germany Single release: HMV-78RPM-X-8080
Single Flip Side: "Outside of Heaven" by Eddie Fisher
 
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0111
Single Flip Side: "Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )"
 
Como's Golden Records LPM-3224 ~ 1955

 

When Winston L. Moore went on the air while a college student in Texas, he thought he needed a different name to go with the hillbilly song he had written for the programme. And that's how Slim Willet was born. Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes, which became his biggest hit, started slowly. Willet recalled, years later, that when he sent the song to a top man of a big record company, 'He suggested that I get in some other business.' The same executive's company later made more than half a dozen versions of the song by different artists! Perry, too, was lukewarm to this Texas-styled number. 'I complained,' Perry said. 'I told them the metre's wrong. I don't understand it. They said to do just one take, so I did. Almost two million records later, I guess they were right.'

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

 

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Blue Chip - Time Magazine Article 1953

Perry Como in Concert'Perry Como' medley 'LIVE' 1980 ~

Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito
with Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
 
Live recording on location produced by Mike Berniker
Time 31:36 Side A and 28:42 Side B applause and talk included
 
Recording Engineer: Mike Moran
RCA Mobile Unit: Ron Olson and Tom Brown
Mastering Engineer: Mike Posner
 
Recorded 'Live' at the Mill Run Theatre, Niles, Illinois, July 29th, 30th, 31st, 1980
 
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Perry Como Live On Tour" AQL1-3826 STEREO 1981
 
Live On Tour ~ 1980

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