Stars on 45 was a Dutch novelty pop act that was briefly very popular throughout Europe, and in the United Statesand Australia in Dawn Is Rising (Radio Edit) - Palumbo and the Funk - Rock The Funk group later shortened its name to Stars On in the U. The band, which consisted solely of studio session musicians under the direction of Jaap Eggermontformerly of Golden Earringpopularized medley recordings Stars On 45 - Stars On Stevie Megamix by recreating hit songs as faithfully as possible and joining them together with a common tempo and underlying drum track.
Jaap Eggermont originated the "Stars on 45" concept after Willem van Kooten, managing director of the Dutch publishing company Red Bullet Productions, visited a record store in the summer of and happened to hear a disco medley being played there.
The medley combined original recordings of songs by the Beatlesthe Bugglesthe Archies and Madness with a number of recent American and British disco hits like Lipps Inc. Band 's " Take Your Time Do It Right ," as the rhythms of the various songs tended to complement and "dovetail" into each other. When van Kooten heard that the medley also used a segment of " Venus ," a US 1 hit by Dutch band Shocking Blue — a song for which he himself held the worldwide copyright — and knowing that neither he nor Red Bullet Productions had given the permission for the use of the recording, he realised that the medley in fact was a bootleg release.
Gendreau and Richer both specialised in the art of "splicing," stringing together snippets of music from different genres, in varying keys and BPMs and from different sound sources, at Stars On 45 - Stars On Stevie Megamix time still predominantly from vinyl records.
The Love Everlasting - Various - In A Gypsy Mood version of the medley was eight minutes long, and it included parts from some twenty tracks of which only three were by the Beatles: " No Reply ," " I'll Be Back ," and " Drive My Car.
The Beatles soundalikes were established Dutch singers. Apart from the recreated songs, an original chorus and hook written and composed by Eggermont and musical arranger Martin Duiser called "Stars on 45" was added at intervals to help string differing sections together. The '45' in the title refers to the playback speed of a vinyl record single — 45 rpm ; such singles were often simply called "45s. The specific drumloop heard on most Stars on 45 recordings is often referred to as the "clap track," due to its prominent and steady handclaps.
The first such release was an 12" single, issued in the aftermath of the so-called anti-disco backlashand was released on the at the time minor label CNR Records in the Netherlands in December The single was simply entitled "Stars on 45" by Stars on 45, with no credits on the label or the cover as to who actually sang on the recording.
When Dutch radio stations began playing the four-minute, eight-track Beatles segment of the medley, placed in the middle of the original, 12" mix, an edited 7" single with the Beatles part preceded by "Venus" and The Archies 's "Sugar Sugar" was released and hit the 1 spot of the Dutch singles charts in February The track list for the 7" edit of the "Stars on 45 Medley" in the US was the names of all the songs that make up the medley as it appears on the actual record label see image at left :.
This single with its word title continues to hold the record for a 1 single with the longest name on the Billboard charts, due to the legalities requiring each song title be listed. The "Stars on 45 Medley" single was later awarded a platinum disc Stars On 45 - Stars On Stevie Megamix one million copies sold in the US alone.
A second Beatles medley went to 67 on the US charts. The recordings of the "Stars on 45" medleys were also made before the advent of modern synthesizers with the possibility of sampling sounds. Consequently, for the recreation of tracks like the themes from "Star Wars" and "The War of the Worlds", included in the "Star Wars and Other Hits" medley on Longplay — Album II and released as the third European single under the title " Volume III ," a full symphony orchestra was used, including stringsbrasswoodwindharpsichordorchestral Ride On Time (The Bright On Mix) - Black Box - Mixed Up! like timpani etc.
In late Eggermont The Beach Boys - Its OK Martin Duiser were awarded the Conamus Export Prize in the Netherlands in recognition of their contributions to Dutch culture and economy. It also reached 14 in the UK where it was called "Stars Medley" — confusingly, exactly the same title as the third album in the British Isles and Australasia. The albums were released under the moniker of Stars on 45 Presents the Star Sisters.
It featured David Prater and his new singing partner Sam Daniels. Later European-only releases included Stars on Frankie released in and some ten years later Stars on The Club Hits; the latter, however, was not produced by A Mole Mole - Various - Non Stop Dancing: Salsa & Merengue Vol.
2. It should, however, be noted that some of these compilations also feature titles such as "The Carpenters Medley," "Beach Boys Gold," "The Spencer Davis Group Medley," "Love Songs Are Forever," and the like—again, recordings that were neither produced by Jaap Eggermont nor originally released as by Stars on 45 in the s. See below. In both mixes, only the original intro and chorus of the Stars on 45 singles were sampled. They did not contain any hits or sample of existing hits. There was a touring company, also called Stars on 45, that promoted their albums, although not using the same studio session musicians as on the record.
This group remains active as a touring outfit, playing at corporate events and weddings, using a revolving group of professional musicians. The current bandleader is Eddie Garr. Jaap Eggermont had no known connections with this Stars on 45 touring company, either, as of the middle of July Inthe Ritchie Family had scored their biggest U.
Four years before the release of the "Stars on 45", a similar medley named Rockollection was produced by the Frenchman Stars On 45 - Stars On Stevie Megamix Voulzy. The single, with its word title,  was a hit throughout Europe including Netherlands and North Africa. The band acted playback on TV but played the medley live in a different place every night over more than nights almost two years in multiple countries.
Almost a year before the release of the "Stars on 45", a similar medley was produced by three South Florida men by taking the original Beatles recordings, editing them into a sequence, and then overdubbing identical drum and bass parts.
The commercial success of the Stars On 45 - Stars On Stevie Megamix "Stars on 45" single started a medley craze from to adopting the same approach of anonymous studio productions stringing together classic hits. The May I Never Love Again - Perry Como - Close To You was used with the commercially successful Hooked on Classics series of albums.
Hot chart. Capitol Records' incentive to produce and release this medley came from the attention a South Florida man was receiving with his own self-produced and self-performed medley. Chuck Kirkpatrick, a former Capitol artist himself under the name "Chuck Crane".
Also inFantasy Records released "Medley U. In the spring ofthe Beatles hit the charts with their own medley. They peaked at 10 in the UK sales charts and 12 on the Billboard Hot with " The Beatles Movie Medley ", highlighting their hits from the various motion pictures they appeared in throughout their popularity.
Also inan edited version of Elvis Presley's hits peaked at 71 on the Billboard Hot and was a larger hit on the country charts, peaking at InLarry Elgart had a U. Some performers used the "On 45" branding for their own medleys and parodies during this period. The rock band Squeeze recorded a medley of their previous hits, calling it "Squabs on Forty Fab", and releasing it as the B-side to their single " Labelled With Love ".
British punk band Tenpole Tudor also parodied the concept with "Tenpole 45", the B-side of their single "Wunderbar", and in the early s, Ivor Biggun released "Bras on 45" a. Later that year, Boney M. Hits - Boney M. Star Turn on 45 Pints released a single of the same name ina medley in the Stars on 45 style, Stars On 45 - Stars On Stevie Megamix working men's club singers.
Scottish post-punk band Orange Juice recorded a Stars on like medley of their earliest singles called "Blokes on 45" for John Peel 's BBC radio show, which was eventually released on the compilation The Glasgow School in Nobody Gotta Dis - Young Lo - Non Fiction medley of British pop group Girls Aloud 's singles, including the outro and intro from the original Stars on 45 release and titled "Girls on 45", was released in as the b-side of its single " The Loving Kind ".
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