Original RCA Recording


Don't Let The Stars
Get In Your Eyes

Words and Music by Slim Willet, 1952Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!
Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. ~ ASCAP
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
Single release: RCA-78/45RPM-20/47-5064
Single Flip Side: "Lies"
US Chart Position No. 1
Belgian Chart Position No. 13 (1953)
Como's Golden Records ~ 1958
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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