~ 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.
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,
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.'