Look For a Star

July 30, 2021 at 5:28 am Leave a comment

This is my instrumental arrangement of “Look For a Star”, originally performed by Garry Mills for the 1960 UK horror movie “Circus of Horrors.”

Composed by Tony Hatch, who later would write many hits including “Downtown” and “Call Me”, it reached #7 on the UK charts. When the movie was released in the U.S. there were several versions of the song quickly recorded, the main one being by Buzz Cason under the pseudonym “Garry Miles” (in order to capitalize on the success of Gary Mills’ UK original). Snuff Garrett produced the song and came up with the pseudonym. The strategy worked and the Garry Miles version reached #16 on the U.S. pop chart in 1960.

Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra released an instrumental version of the song in 1960 which reached #13 on the Cashbox chart and #19 on the U.S. pop chart.

It was never recorded by the Shadows, although it would seem to suit their style very well.

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