Kathy Young and The Innocents – A Thousand Stars

I don’t know how many people know this song but it took me twenty years to find it. I heard it in 1986 on an oldies station. I just caught the middle to the end and it intrigued me. It was haunting to me at the time the few times I heard it

Every time they would play it (and it wasn’t much) I wouldn’t catch who it was…it never dawned on me to call the station and ask. It took me till around 2008 to remember enough of the song to track it down.

The Innocents also had two Top 40 hits in 1960 with “Honest I Do” and “Gee Whiz.” Young followed up with The Innocents in 1961 with “Happy Birthday Blues,” which became a Top 40 hit, and she continued to chart through early 1962 with “Our Parents Talked It Over,” “Magic Is The Night,” and “The Great Pretender,” a cover of The Platters’ 1955 song.

With Jim Lee, Young moved to Monogram Records and continued to record solo and with Chris Montez. The duo had a minor hit in 1964 with “All You Had To Do (Was Tell Me)” (billed as Chris & Kathy), which was her final charting song. Kathy Young was only 15 years old in 1960 when this song hit.

It was released in 1960 and peaked at #3 in the Billboard 100. This was their one and only top ten hit. It was written by Eugene Pearson.

Kathy Young made a return to music in the mid-1990s and has since then continued to perform to the present day. She was inducted into the Doo-Wop Hall of Fame in 2014.

A Thousand Years

A thousand stars in the sky like the stars in your eyes
They say to me that there’ll never be
No other love like you-oo for me-e-e
A thousand stars in the sky make me realize
You are the one love that I?ll adore
Tell me you love me
Tell me you’re mine once more (once more, once mo-o-ore)
Each night I count the stars in the sky
Hoping that you aren’t telling me lies
you’re with me tonight, I’m captured by your charms
Oh, pretty baby, won’t you hold me in your arms?
A thousand stars in the sky make me realize
You are the one love that I?ll adore
Tell me you love me
Tell me you’re mine once more (once more, once mo-o-ore)
Each night I count the stars in the sky
Hoping that you aren’t telling me lies
you’re with me tonight, I’m captured by your charms
Oh, pretty baby, won’t you hold me in your arms?
A thousand stars in the sky make me realize
You are the one love that I?ll adore
Tell me you love me
Tell me you’re mine once mo-o-re (I-I-I’m yours)

Author: Badfinger (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

19 thoughts on “Kathy Young and The Innocents – A Thousand Stars”

    1. Ah you know it! Cool…it was alway eerie to me but that is probably just me. Probably too many horror moives with 50s songs.

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  1. I remember hearing this when I was young, maybe when American Graffiti was big. I never could have told you the singer’s name, and I didn’t realize she was so young when it was recorded. Very cool that she still performs.

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