Lucille Starr

Dorsey Burnette brought Lucille Starr to Herb Alpert's attention. Herb chose "Quand le Soleil Dit Bonjour Aux Montagnes" for her and gave it a title in English. "The French Song" and "Sit Down and Write Myself a Letter" were recorded on January 14, 1964 at International Sound in Los Angeles, CA. It was released in the spring of 1964. It sold more than seven million copies worldwide.

On January 5, 1965 Lucille was at Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles where she cut "Gone," "So Many Others" and "I Want a Steady Guy."

In March 1964 "The French Song" was released in Canada on Almo International through Quality Records. By June the recording was awarded a gold single certification.

Lucille Starr was the first A&M Records artist to earn a gold record for her album The French Song. 

Lucille Starr was the second artist, and the first woman, to win Holland's Golden Tulip Award, as well as the first person from North America to have a television special there.

The first A&M album to receive a gold and a platinum record from the Canadian Recording Industry Association was The French Song by Lucille Starr.

Lucille Starr was the first Canadian woman to earn a gold record album.

A&M artist Lucille Starr was the first female artist inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association's Hall of Honor.

Lucille Starr yodeled Cousin Pearl's character on "The Beverly Hillbillies" television series.

On May 6, 1967 "The French Song" was #4 in South Africa.

On March 31, 1968, Lucille's international single "Send Me No Roses" peaked at #6 in South Africa.

Recording Years / Label
1964-1966 -  A&M Records
1964-1965 -  Almo International
1962-1967 -  A&M Records Canada

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