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Slim Willet


Slim Willet is most beneficial remembered because the author of “DON’T ALLOW the Stars Enter Your Eye.” The melody was lots one hit not merely for Willet and his partner Skeets McDonald in 1952, nonetheless it provided Ray Price, Crimson Foley, and Perry Como strikes on both nation and pop graphs. Created Winston Lee Moore on Dec 1, 1919, near Dublin, TX, Willet received a B.A. level in journalism in 1949 from Hardin-Simmons College or university in Abilene. Carrying out a brief stint within the airplane industry, Willet started broadcasting on Abilene nation train station KRBC. He continued to be a favorite DJ in the train station until 1956. He utilized his recognition from the air show to create his first music group, the Employed Hands. In 1950 Willet released his 1st single, “Device Pusher from Snyder.” Willet as well as the Employed Hands produced regular appearances within the Big D Jamboree until 1954 on WFAA in Dallas, along with the Louisiana Hayride for four years from 1951. In the first ’50s Willet released several hit singles within the 4 Celebrity label, including “Crimson Rose,” “No Like Song for you,” and his biggest record, “DON’T ALLOW the Stars Enter Your Eye.” By 1954 Willet setup his personal label, Winston, liberating sporadic singles more than a ten-year period culminating with “You’re the only real Female,” his last launch in 1966. Slim was operating full-time at KCAD in Abilene, where he was component owner, until his loss of life in 1966 from a coronary attack. In 1994 Slim Willet was called to the united states Music DJ Hall of Popularity.

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Full Name Slim Willet
Died July 1, 1966
Profession Songwriter
Education Hardin–Simmons University
Nationality American
Music Songs Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes, Hadacol Corners, Oil Patch, I'm a Tool Pusher from Snyder, Tool Pusher, Rig Movin Man, Ain't Goin' Home, Morning Tower, Drill Bit Honky Tonk, Money Won't Buy Everything, Roughneck, Live While You're Young, The Red Rose, El Paso Gas, Off Shore Drilling Rig, Don't Waste Your Heart, Haywire Jones, Sneaky Pete, You Played Me for a Fool, Four Hand Blues, Come Sundown, I Can't Do a Thing, I Might Confess, Crazy Crazy, Blue Eagle, Cotton Pickin' Heart, Cruisin', Johnny Don't Drill, I've Been A-Wonderin', I'm Going Strong, Name Your Price, Do as I
Albums Texas Oil Songs, Boppin' Hillbilly Series, Slim Willet

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Empire Falls 2005 TV Mini-Series writer: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes"
Big Eden 2000 writer: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Mystic Pizza 1988 writer: "DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES"
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1977 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Perry Como Christmas Show 1974 TV Special lyrics: "They Long to Be Close to You/It's Impossible/We've Only Just Begun/And I Love You So/Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes/Yesterday Once More"
All Star Revue 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Your Hit Parade 1953 TV Series writer - 1 episode

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