Occasionally there is a song that haunts you. You always remember the melody, the voices and sometimes the “hook” of something special. Kathy Young gave us this kind of recording.
“A Thousand Stars” by Kathy Young and The Innocents (1960) jumped to number three on the charts – she was only 15 years old. Kathy was born in Southern California and got her break when a producer hired a band to do background vocals and record a cover version with her of “A Thousand Stars”. The original was by The Rivileers in 1954 and enjoyed moderate success. Kathy followed her “Star” with several recordings that never achieved the height of her major contribution to Rock & Roll. She moved to the UK for a while and then back to LA – successfully working in different industries while always keeping her love for music at the ready.
Kathy Young was inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame (Beverly, Massachusetts) in 2014.
Join the Cuz and let’s welcome this special talent to WABC MusicRadio this Saturday 2/18/23.
Listen on Saturday from 6pm-10pm! Don’t turn the radio off after my show is over because the “Saturday Nights with Tony Orlando” show comes on right after from 10pm-midnight. It is going to be an amazing night!