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Dennis Saydak


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Post  Posted 7 Sep 2020 10:57 am    
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She is well known for her rendition of "The French Song".

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/entertainment/music/manitoba-born-country-music-queen-lucille-starr-dies-at-82/ar-BB18LDni?ocid=msedgdhp
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Nick Reed


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Post  Posted 8 Sep 2020 6:44 am    
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never heard of her
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Jim Fogle


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Post  Posted 8 Sep 2020 7:31 am    
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I'm sorry to learn of her passing. My condolences to her family and friends.

I think this article quote pretty well sums up why her passing is notable:
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Lucille Starr was the first female Canadian country music singer to sell one million records, the first Canadian woman to be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and the first Canadian woman to perform at Nashville's famous Grand Ole Opry.
And on the lighter side:
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Starr also put her yodeling abilities to good use on The Beverly Hillbillies, where she provided the singing voice for Cousin Pearl.

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Dennis Saydak


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Post  Posted 8 Sep 2020 7:38 am    
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Nick Reed wrote:
never heard of her


She had one of the most unique and powerful female voices ever. There are lots of videos on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XglLZ4IHfTQ
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Mitch Drumm

 

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Post  Posted 8 Sep 2020 8:28 am    
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Nick Reed wrote:
never heard of her


You missed something.

She recorded for I'd guess over 50 years.

She could sing hell out of pop songs like Canadian Sunset, Colinda, La Vie En Rose, and Chanson D'Amour--but also did hard core country like "I'll Be There" and a couple of versions of "Crazy Arms"--in French, no less.

She's probably still a teenager in this pic. Tell me you wouldn't run off with her.


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Charlie Hansen


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Halifax, NS Canada and Various Southern Towns.
Post  Posted 8 Sep 2020 11:15 am    
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Nick Reed wrote:
never heard of her


That’s OK Nick ‘cause she never heard of you either.
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Herb Steiner

 

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Post  Posted 8 Sep 2020 11:25 am    
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Bob and Lucille worked in Los Angeles during the 60's and were on local TV quite a bit. A seventeen-year-old me thought Lucille Starr was without a doubt one of the HOTTEST female country singers... ever. Laughing
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John Lacey

 

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Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 9 Sep 2020 9:41 am    
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Had the pleasure of working with Lucille in the early 80’s on some western Canadian dates with herself, Al Cherny and Wilfred Carter. She was vivacious and fun loving, a delight to back.
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Jim R. Harrison


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North Vancouver, B. C., Canada
Post  Posted 9 Sep 2020 2:38 pm    
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Lucille Starr was born Lucille Marie Raymonde Savoie in Saint Boniface, Manitoba. She was raised in Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam's Francophone community of Maillardville, British Columbia. Coquitlam is just a few miles East of Vancouver, BC. In addition to her being inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (1989), she was inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Here are some photos I took of her there.









She was certainly well known & loved in the Lower Mainland of BC, my home town.


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Len Ryder

 

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Penticton B.C.
Post  Posted 10 Sep 2020 3:33 pm    
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I knew Lucille for more years than I care to admit to. (AGE)
She retired and lived in Los Vegas for quite a time with her husband.
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Jim R. Harrison


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Post  Posted 11 Sep 2020 10:46 pm    
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Len, above, is being modest as he was also inducted into the BC Country Music Hall of Fame along with Lucille, Shirley Field, & his cousin Ernie Straiton. Following picture shows these folks, along with MC & former inductee, Elmer Tippe.








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John Boogerd


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Calgary, Canada
Post  Posted 12 Sep 2020 9:52 am     May her memory be a blessing.
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I love The French Song and often play the version by the Dixie Aces.
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Jerry Hayes


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Virginia Beach, Va.
Post  Posted 14 Sep 2020 8:28 am    
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Lucille had what we used to call the "Canadian Trill" in her voice with that rapid vibrato. The first time I heard Lacy J. Dalton's "Crazy Blue Eyes" I thought it was by Lucille. Someone mentioned Lucille appearing in SoCal with the duo "Bob Regan & Lucille Starr" quite a bit. I remember the duo well. Bob at one point had a triple neck guitar (like Joe Maphis') but with an extra 8 string mandolin neck.. Another female who sounded a lot like Lucille was Sylvia Tyson of Ian & Sylvia fame.............JH in Va.
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Mitch Drumm

 

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Post  Posted 14 Sep 2020 4:44 pm    
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Here's a cast of characters---from KTVU-TV studios in Oakland, 1960.

Lucille, Bob Regan, Bill Carter, unknown sitting, Martha Carson, Gene Vincent, and Blackjack Wayne.

Must have been some type of package show to get that diverse a group together.

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Herb Steiner

 

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Post  Posted 14 Sep 2020 6:12 pm    
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The Canadian Sweethearts were regulars on Cal's Corral every Sunday afternoon. Talking 1963-4 here. I was 17 and Lucille was HOT. As I've opined here previously. Cool
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Michael Breid

 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 30 Sep 2020 9:45 am    
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I was in Regina Sas. in 1974, and outside my hotel was a small group playing country music on a flatbed truck. I went out to give a listen and the lady was singing The French Song. It wasn't Ms. Star, but the song knocked me out. I asked a fellow running the P.A. the name of the song and he said it was called The French Song made popular by Canadian country music singer Lucille Star. I said I'd love to find a copy of this song. He told me he was a DJ at a radio station down the street, and after the show was over, if I would follow him he would make me a cassette of the song to take back to the lower 48. He made me the tape, and I nearly wore it out. The song is on YouTube, and it still pulls at my heart strings when I hear it. I like the French verse and chorus better than the English on the record, but that's just me. If the DJ who made the tape for me sees this. Thanks heaps. RIP Ms. Star. You were a classic.
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Michael Breid

 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 30 Sep 2020 9:46 am    
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Pardon the typo in misspelling Ms. Starr's name.
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