STARS ON 45

Disco project, Stars On 45, was a very successful brainchild of producer Jaap Eggermont (earlier produced Livin' Blues). The formula was simple: put together a medley of famous Top 40 pop covers from the past and present to a disco rhythm, American style. It sold like hot cakes both in The Netherlands and abroad. In England, they were dubbed Star Sound; in America - just Stars On.  Their records featured, amongst others, Albert West, Bas Muys (Beatles medley), Tony Sherman (Stevie Wonder medley), Jody Pijper, Arnie Treffers (Long Tall Ernie & The Shakers).

1980	Stars on 45/part 2 [12"] CNR 151028
1981	Stars on 45/part 2 [7"] CNR 141708
	Stars on 45/part 2 [cassette] CNR 800001
	Stars on 45 vol. 2/part 2 CNR 141771
	Stars on 45 vol. 2/part 2 [12"] CNR 115001
	Stars on 45 vol. 3/part 2 CNR 141784
	Stars on 45 vol. 3/part 2 [12"] CNR 115002
	LP Long play album CNR 655115
	LP Long play album vol. 2 CNR 655130
1982	Stars on Stevie/It's not a wonder, it's a miracle CNR 141837
	Stars on Stevie/It's not a wonder, it's a miracle [12"] CNR 115003
	Stars on Stones, the greatest rock & roll band in the world/Don't give up CNR 141862
	The greatest rock & roll band in the world/Don't give up [12"] CNR 115004
	LP The superstars CNR 660105

SMYLE

Group from The Hague that specialised in copying the Beatles' sound. Line-up: Bas Muys (v, g, p, later in Stars on 45), Peter v.d. Vossen (b, in 1974 replaced by Ton van der Meer), Mark Boon (g, to The Hammer, Stamp 'n Go, Diesel, Meike Touw's Tutti Frutti, Vitesse, Margriet Eshuys Band, The Zoo, Freek de Jonge and Henk Westbroek & Consorten) and on drums, successively Paul v.d. Vossen (1972-1973), Cees Meerman (1973-1974, ex-Minisink Townhouse, to Bonfire) and Art Bausch (1974, ex-Barrelhouse, to Trail). Smyle existed from 1972 till 1974. Bas Muys was on lead vocals on the first Stars on 45 single and also made a solo single.

1972	It's gonna be alright/She means a lot to me Polydor 2050215
1973	The tandem/I'm so heavy Polydor 2050254
	Dream of me/Have I ever let you down Polydor 2050281
1974	Crazy lazy little miss Daisy/There's no reason to cry Polydor 2050299

BAS MUYS

1981	Oh Terry/You don't know Carrere 221001

JODY MILES

Singer Jody Pijper from the Hague, ex-Cashmere and Stars on 45.  She recorded a single in 1973 as Jody.

1973	Diana in her dreams/Now he's gone [als Jody] Polydor 2050278
1982	Berlinetta/ Ariola 103695
	Berlinetta/ [12"] Ariola 600532

Dutch charts:

STARS ON 45
24-1-81 SINGLE 1 13 STARS ON 45 [Alarmschijf op 17-1-81]
7-3-81 ALBUM 7 10 STARS ON 45
18-7-81 SINGLE 4 9 MORE STARS [Alarmschijf op 11-7-81]
5-9-81 SINGLE 10 9 STARS ON 45 VOL. 3
30-1-82 SINGLE 6 8 STARS ON STEVIE [Alarmschijf op 23-1-82]
10-4-82 SINGLE 15 5 THE GREATEST ROCK 'N ROLL BAND IN THE WORLD
4-6-83 SINGLE 1 13 PROUDLY PRESENTS THE STAR SISTERS [Alarmschijf op 28-5-83]
10-10-87 SINGLE 16 5 STARS ON FRANKIE [Alarmschijf op 3-10-87]
31-10-87 ALBUM 59 4 STARS ON FRANKIE [Album v/d week op 24-10-87]
31-8-91 ALBUM 36 7 THE VERY BEST OF
SMYLE
4-11-72 SINGLE 9 7 IT'S GONNA BE ALLRIGHT
30-6-73 SINGLE 12 5 THE TANDEM
JODY
5-11-83 SINGLE tip DON'T STAY LATE
JODY'S KIDS
9-12-89 ALBUM 47 5 KINDEREN ZINGEN VOOR DIEREN
JODY SINGERS
5-1-91 ALBUM 65 6 VOOR BOEREN, BURGERS EN BUITENLUI
5-1-91 SINGLE 25 6 MAMMA 'K WIL EEN MAN HE !
WILL TURA & JODY PIJPER
8-6-91 SINGLE tip HET STAAT IN DE STERREN GESCHREVEN

Submitted by: Adri Verhoef (a3@a3.xs4all.nl-removespam)
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