Kay Starr


Kay Starr (July 21, 1922 - November 3, 2016, b. Katherine Laverne Starks) was a pop and jazz singer who became famous during the late 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for the chart-topping "Wheel Of Fortune" (1952) and "Rock And Roll Waltz" (1955).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • So Tired (1949)
  • Bonaparte's Retreat (1950)
  • Hoop-Dee-Doo (1950)
  • I'll Never Be Free (1950)
  • Oh, Babe (1950)
  • Wheel Of Fortune (1952)
  • Half A Photograph (1953)
  • Side By Side (1953)
  • If You Love Me (Really Love Me) (1954)
  • Rock And Roll Waltz (1955)

Pop charts debut year: 1948

Years active: 1939-2016

Genres: Traditional pop, jazz, country

Labels: Capitol Records, RCA Victor


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