The Stargazers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s

Biography

Formed in 1949, the Stargazers developed into Britain’s most popular vocal group in the early 50s. The original line-up comprised Dick James, Cliff Adams, Marie Benson, Fred Datchler and Ronnie Milne. They first attracted attention on radio programmes such as The Derek Roy Show and The Family Hour, later moving to Top Score, the Goon Show and Take It From Here. The Stargazers began recording towards the end of 1949, working for a variety of labels, including Decca Records, HMV Records, Columbia Records and Polygon, backing artists such as Steve Conway and Benny Lee, and later, Dennis Lotis and Jimmy Young. Their own releases included ‘Me And My Imagination’, ‘Red Silken Stockings’, ‘A-Round The Corner’ and ‘Sugarbush’. In April 1953, they became the first British act to reach number 1 in the infant New Musical Express chart, with ‘Broken Wings’. Almost a year later, they hit the top spot again, with...

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