Slim Willet Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes

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 the Texas-style number. " I complained," Perry said, " I told them the meter'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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