The men in red
"Time to brighten our image" thought the Stargazers, and in June 1991 they emerged in bright red tuxedos made for them by Cherry Parker of Hollywood House. Later that month the Gazers were to be heard on Mary Costello's show on GLR. "My life is flashing before me" exclaimed Mary as all six Stargazers piled in to the tiny studio. Pete explained that Stargazers recordings were generally done in one take, everyone playing at the same time. "You all talk at the same time, too" was Mary's rejoinder. Rick's attempt to describe the suits on radio was met with the classic put down, as she held her forefinger and thumb about a millimetre apart, "Ricky, that's about that interesting!" Live in the studio, the boys put down Pete's Loretta, Danny's Dig That Rock '''n' Roll (both from Back in Orbit)True Love from the album Watch this Space, and Florida Twist, a song which the boys had been performing live for some time and which came from the improbable source of Bill Haley's Mexican "twist" recordings from the early 1960's. Florida Twist had been a fairly major hit for Haley in South America in 1961.This picture shows (clockwise from top left) Ricky, John, Pete, Danny, Tim, Chris, which was the classic Stargazers line up from 1989 to December 1993.
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