Star Crossed Lovers: NEIL SEDAKA

Australian singles chart:
Star Crossed Lovers entered the Kent singles charts on 30 November 1968 peaked at #4. The song was #20 on the Top 100 of 1969.

Vancouver Pop Music:
Can people of two different religious background find love and happiness together? The question underlines the lyrics in Neil Sedaka’s Star Crossed Lovers. Back in 1969 the possibilities of persons of different faith upbringings could be a Protestant Christian wanting to marry a Roman Catholic or someone from the Eastern rites. In much fewer instances, there were also romances between a Christian and a Jew, a Buddhist and a Hindu, a Muslim and a Jew etc. But in Australia, where the song was most popular, the likely threshold to cross would have been between a Protestant Christian and a Roman Catholic Christian.
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