Duo Rockabilly Canadien, Bob Regan et Lucille Starr furent plus connu sous le nom des Canadian Sweethearts. Il comprenait Lucille Starr (née Raymonde Marie Savoie le 13 Mai 1938 à St Boniface (Manitoba) et son mari Robert Fredericksen (alias Fern ou Bob Regan, né le le 13 Mars 1931 à Dawson Creek (British Columbia), décédé le 5 Mars 1990 à Los Angeles (Californie)). Ils ont débuté en 1958 sur le label Ditto Records d'Hollywood. Les "Canadian Sweethearts" ont également enregistré pour les labels: Aragon, Soma, Quality, Barry, Almo, A & M,, Affes, Epic et Dot Records. Bob est devenu un virtuose de la guitare électrique, enregistrant des instrumentaux pour Challenge et Appex Records.

Lucille (Raymonde Marie) Starr (b Savoie, later m Cunningham). Popular singer, country singer, b St Boniface, Man, 13 May 1938. Starr was raised in Port Coquitlam and Maillardville, BC, and in her teens sang with the French ensemble Les Hirondelles. She began her career as Lucille Starr in Vancouver in 1954, and two years later with the singer-songwriter-guitarist-fiddler Bob Regan (b Bob Frederickson in Rolla, near Dawson Creek, BC, 13 Mar 1931, d Los Angeles 5 Mar 1990) formed a country duo, the Canadian Sweethearts. She also sang and recorded with country singer Keray Regan, his brother. Starr and Bob Regan married and moved to Los Angeles. As the Canadian Sweethearts, they enjoyed popularity across North America.
A versatile singer in many pop-music as well as country styles, Starr also recorded alone for A & M; her biggest hit was 'The French Song' ('Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes'), written by US songwriters Harry Pease and Larry Vincent. Sung in French and English, and characterized by Starr's distinctive vibrato, it was popular during 1964-5 in Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South Africa. The song and an LP of the same name (A & M LP-107) were reported (Country Music News, Jan 1988) to have sold 1 and 5 million copies respectively, making Starr the first Canadian female singer to earn a gold record. Starr's other hits during the 1960s included 'Yours,' 'Crazy Arms,' and 'Jolie Jacqueline,' for A & M, and 'Bonjour Tristesse' for Epic. Starr also was heard in this period on the popular US TV comedy 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' yodelling for the character Cousin Pearl.
Starr continued to perform with Regan until 1977. She then pursued a solo career. Of Starr's later singles, 'Power in Your Love' (1981) and 'The First Time I've Ever Been in Love' (1988) were popular in Canada. She toured during the 1980s with a troupe from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, appeared with both Hank Snow and Wilf Carter, performed widely on her own in Canada, and was co-host 1989-90 for 'Canadian Country Express,' syndicated from CHRO-TV, Pembroke, Ont. She also performed several times as a headliner in Holland, where she made her first appearance in 1965.
Starr's other albums include Say You Love Me (A & M SP-4100, reissued as The Canadian Sweethearts, A & M SP-4106, and in 1975 as Lucille Starr with Bob Regan, 2-SP-9015), The Sun Shines Again (Starr Concert SCRA-79, issued in 1981, released after her recovery from vocal cord polyps), Back to You (Cardinal RSP-159, issued in 1988), Sweet Memories (Disky DCD-5149, issued in 1991), and the bilingual Chansons d'Amour/Songs of Love (Intersound 1991). The anthology Side by Side: Pop and Country/Lonely Street (Collector's Choice), collecting her recordings for Epic, appeared in 2004. Starr also co-wrote songs with Bob Regan or others, eg on The Sun Shines Again; Sylvia Tyson recorded "Pépère's Mill." In 1987 Starr became the first woman inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Honour, and in 1989 was made a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. She was also the first woman to earn Europe's Gold Tulip Award; in 2005 she was an honorary inductee into Canada's Aboriginal Music Hall of Fame. A street in Port Coquitlam, BC, is named for her.
Starr's influences as a singer were Hank Snow and Peggy Lee. She is notable for being one of a handful of Canadian popular musicians to record in both English and French. Starr's son, Bob Frederickson, played guitar with a later version of the group Buffalo Springfield.

Talents : Bob Regan : Vocal, Guitar - Lucille Starr : Vocal, Guitar

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

EENY MEENY MINEY MO (1958)

DEMON LOVER (1958)

THE BIG KISS (1959)

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

12/1958 SP DITTO DT-121-45 (US) Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / Demon Lover
12/1959 SP DITTO DT-126-45 (US) What's The Password / The Big Kiss
04/1962 SP KING 45-5631 (US) Eeny Meeny Miney Mo / The Big Kiss

Albums

1962 LP 12" A & M LP-100 (mono) / SP-4100 (stereo) (US) SAY YOUR LOVE ME - BOB REGAN & LUCILLE STARR - Gone / I Don't Mind / Too Far Between Kisses / When I Stop Dreaming / So Many Others / I Want A Steady Guy / Send Me No Roses / Adios, Aloha / After All We've Been Through / Say You Love Me / My Happiness
1964 LP 12" QUALITY V1745 (CAN) INTRODUCING THE CANADIAN SWEETHEARTS - Freight Train / Out For Fun / This Land / I'm Leaving It All Up To You / Love / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / We're Gonna Stand Up / Hootenanny Express / Half-Breed / Rocky Mountain Special / Blue Canadian Rockies / Blowin' In The Wind
1964 LP 12" A & M LP-106 (mono) / SP-4106 (stereo) (US) INTRODUCING THE CANADIAN SWEETHEARTS - Freight Train / Out For Fun / This Land / I'm Leaving It All Up To You / Love / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / We're Gonna Stand Up / Hootenanny Express / Half-Breed / Rocky Mountain Special / Blue Canadian Rockies / Blowin' In The Wind
1967 LP 12" EPIC BN-26243 (US) SIDE BY SIDE - POP & COUNTRY - Heartaches By The Number / Looking Back To See / I Love You / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Are You Mine / True Love / Winchester Cathedral / I Said My Pajamas / Canadian Sunset / Side By Side
1975 2 LP 12" A & M 2-SP-9015 (US) LUCILLE STARR WITH BOB REGAN :
DISC 1 : Gone / I Don't Mind / Too Far Between Kisses / When I Stop Dreaming / So Many Others / I Want A Steady Guy / Send Me No Roses / Adios, Aloha / After All We've Been Through / Say You Love Me / My Happiness
DISC 2 : Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Halfbreed / Freight Train / Blue Canadian Rockies / Love / Blowin’ In The Wind / Hootenanny Express / I’m Leavin’ It All Up To You / Rocky Mountain Special / Out for Fun / We’re Gonna Stand Up On The Mountain / This Land Is Your Land
1986 LP 12" DITTO LP-100 (CAN) CANADIAN SWEETHEARTS / BOB & LUCILLE - Eeny Meeny Miney Moe / Demon Lover / Big Kiss / What's The Password / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Half Breed / Freight Train / Hootenanny Express / No Help Wanted / Tarantula / Highland Lassie / I'm Leaving It Up All To You / Rocky Mountain Special / Heartaches By The Number / Looking Back To See / Flirtin' Kind
1998 CD HYDRA BCK-27106 (DE) BOB & LUCILLE - CANADIAN SWEETHEARTS - Teen-Age Boogie / Lost / When You Say I Love You / Vibratin' / Hen House Rock / Eeny Meeny Miney Moe / Demon Lover / Big Kiss / What's The Password / No Help Wanted / Flirting Kind / French Song (When the Sun Says Goodnight To The Mountains) / Freight Train / Wayward Wind Looking Back To See / I'm Leavin' It Up To You / My Happiness / Tarantula / Heartaches By The Numbers / Highland Lassie / Crazy Arms / Colinda / Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / Hootenanny Express Jolie Jacqueline / Rocky Mountain Special / Love / Don't Knock On My Door / Teen-Age Boogie / Eeny Meeny Miney Mo
10/2004 CD COLLECTOR'S CHOICE ? (US) LUCILLE STAR - THE CANADIAN SWEETHEARTS - Heartaches By The Number / Looking Back To See / I Love You / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You / Are You Mine / True Love / Winchester Cathedral / I Said My Pajamas (And Put On My Prayers) / Canadian Sunset / Side By Side / Lonely Street / Too Far Gone / Missing You / If I Give My Heart To You / Who's Gonna Stand By Me? / Searching (For Someone Like You) / (Bonjour Tristesse) Hello Sadness / Cajun Love / Someone Up There Still Loves Me / Full House / Cry, Cry Darlin' / More Than Money Can Buy / Let's Wait A Little Longer / Hey Sue! / You Were Worth The Wait / I Don't Trust Me Around You / Before The Next Teardrop Falls / Too Lonely Too Long / Is It Love?

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