|Birth name||Katherine Laverne Starks|
|Born||July 21, 1922 , Dougherty, Oklahoma, United States|
|Label(s)||Capitol, RCA Victor|
Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American jazz and popular singer. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Dougherty is a town in Murray County, Oklahoma, United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes in general Western (and particularly American popular music that either wholly predates the advent of In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more
She was born Katherine Laverne Starks on a reservation in Dougherty, Oklahoma. Dougherty is a town in Murray County, Oklahoma, United States. Her father, Harry, was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian; her mother, Annie, was of mixed Irish and American Indian heritage. The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power" the "Five Nations" the "Six Nations" or the "People of the Longhouse Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world When her father got a job installing water sprinkler systems for the Automatical Sprinkler Company, the family moved to Dallas, Texas. There, her mother raised chickens, whom Kay used to serenade in the coop. The chicken ( Gallus gallus, sometimes G gallus domesticus) is a domesticated Fowl which is traditionally believed to have descended from A chicken coop is a building where Chickens are kept on a Farm or homestead. Kay's aunt Nora was impressed by her 7-year-old niece's singing and arranged for her to sing on a Dallas radio station, WRR. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. WRR (1011 FM, "Classical 101" is a municipally-owned Radio station, owned by the city of Dallas Texas, that broadcasts a classical music First she took a talent competition by storm, finishing 3rd one week and placing first every week thereafter. Eventually she had her own 15-minute show. She sang pop and "hillbilly" songs with a piano accompaniment. Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. By age 10 she was making $3 a night, which was quite a salary in the Depression days.
When Kay's father changed jobs, the family moved to Memphis, Tennessee, where she continued performing on the radio. Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. She sang "Western swing music," still mostly a mix of country and pop. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more During this time at Memphis radio station WMPS,misspellings in her fan mail inspired her and her parents to change her name to "Kay Starr. "
At 15, she was chosen to sing with the Joe Venuti orchestra. Giuseppe (Joe Venuti ( September 16 1903 &ndash August 14, 1978) was a U Venuti had a contract to play in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis which called for his band to feature a girl singer, which he did not have. Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Venuti's road manager heard Kay Starr on the radio and suggested her to Venuti. She was still in junior high school and her parents insisted on a midnight curfew.
Although she had brief stints in 1939 with Bob Crosby and Glenn Miller (who hired her in July of that year when his regular singer, Marion Hutton, was sick), she spent most of her next few years with Venuti, until he dissolved his band in 1942. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bob Crosby ( August 23, 1913 Spokane Washington &ndash March 9, 1993 La Jolla California) was an American Alton Glenn Miller ( March 1 1904 &ndash presumably December 15 1944) was an American Jazz musician and Marion Thornburg, better known as Marion Hutton ( 10 March 1919, Battle Creek Michigan - 10 January 1987, Kirkland Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It was, however, with Miller that she cut her first record: "Baby Me"/"Love with a Capital You. " It was not a great success, in part because the band played in a key more appropriate for Marion Hutton that, unfortunately, did not suit Kay's vocal range.
After finishing high school, she moved to Los Angeles and signed with Wingy Manone's band; then from 1943 to 1945 she sang with Charlie Barnet's band. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Wingy Manone ( 13 February 1900 – 9 July 1982) was an American Jazz Trumpeter Singer, and Bandleader Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar For other persons with this name see Charlie Barnett. Charles Daly Barnet ( October 26, 1913 – September 4 She then retired for a year because she developed pneumonia and later developed nodes on her vocal cords, and lost her voice as a result of fatigue and overwork. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal The vocal folds, also known commonly as vocal cords, are composed of twin infoldings of Mucous membrane stretched horizontally across the Larynx.
In 1946 she became a soloist, and in 1947 signed a solo contract with Capitol Records. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Capitol Records is a major United States -based Record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood California and New York City as Capitol had a number of other female singers signed up (such as Peggy Lee, Ella Mae Morse, Jo Stafford, and Margaret Whiting), so it was hard to find her a niche. Peggy Lee ( May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American Jazz and popular music singer and Songwriter Ella Mae Morse ( September 12 1924 – October 16 1999) was an American popular Singer. Jo Elizabeth Stafford ( November 12, 1917  &ndash July 16, 2008) was an American singer of Traditional pop music Margaret Whiting (born 22 July 1924 Detroit Michigan) is a singer of American Popular music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s In 1948 when the American Federation of Musicians was threatening a strike, Capitol wanted to have all its singers record a lot of songs for future release. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The American Federation of Musicians ( AFM / AFofM) is a labor union of Professional Musicians in the United States and Since she was junior to all these other artists, every song she wanted to sing got offered to all the others, leaving her a list of old songs from earlier in the century, which nobody else wanted to record.
Around 1950 Starr made a trip back home to Dougherty and heard a fiddle recording of Pee Wee King's song, "Bonaparte's Retreat". Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Pee Wee King, born Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski ( February 18, 1914 &ndash March 07, 2000) was an American Country She liked it so much that she wanted to record it, and contacted Roy Acuff's publishing house in Nashville, Tennessee, and spoke to Acuff directly. Roy Claxton Acuff ( September 15, 1903 &ndash November 23, 1992) was an American country Musician known He was happy to let her record it, but it took a while for her to make clear that she was a singer, not a fiddler, and therefore needed to have some lyrics written. Eventually Acuff came up with a new lyric, and "Bonaparte's Retreat" became her biggest hit up to that point, with close to a million sales.
In 1955, she signed with RCA Victor Records. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. However, at this time, traditional pop music was being superseded by rock and roll, and Kay had only one hit, which is sometimes considered her attempt to sing rock and roll and sometimes as a song making fun of it, "The Rock And Roll Waltz". Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African She stayed at RCA Victor until 1959, then returned to Capitol. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Most of her songs have jazz influences, and, like Frankie Laine and Johnnie Ray, are sung in a style that sound decidedly close to the rock and roll songs that follow. Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio ( Chicago, March 30, 1913 – San Diego, February 6, 2007) John Alvin Ray ( January 10 1927 &ndash February 24 1990) was an American Singer, Songwriter, and These include her smash hits "Wheel of Fortune" (her biggest hit, number one for 10 weeks), "Side by Side", "The Man Upstairs", and "Rock and Roll Waltz". " Wheel of Fortune " is a popular Song written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss and published in 1952. In Popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list&mdasha Chart &mdashof top One of her biggest hits was her cover version of "The Man with the Bag", a Christmas song, which can be heard non-stop every holiday season in stores, restaurants, and on the radio. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Her career declined in the late 1950s but she continued to work.
In 2006 a remix by Stuhr of Starr's vocal of the classic "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" was used in a commercial for Telus. Stuhr is a municipality in the district of Diepholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. " I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm " is a popular song Telus ( TSX: T TA NYSE: TU is a national Telecommunications company in Canada that provides a wide range of communications products and
As of 2007 she resides in Bel Air, California; married six times, she has a daughter and a grandchild. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Bel Air is a wealthy and prominent faux-gated residential community in the Westside of the city of Los Angeles California, United States.