The Boy from the Stars: JIM KEAYS

Australian singles chart:
The Boy from the Stars entered the Kent Music Report on 3 March 1975 and peaked at #57.

The song is on The Boy from the Stars which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 2 December 1974 and peaked at #27.

Jim Keays

Ian Miller (original 1975 version)

Record label of Australian release:

On this original recording, Phil Manning plays slide guitar and Marcia Hines provides backing vocals.

Here is a re-recording from Jim’s 2006 album Resonator:

In the live version below, Jim is joined by Russell Morris, Chris Alford, Sam Hawksley, Mick Skelton and Harry Brus:

In December 1974, Keays released his debut solo album, Boy from the Stars. It was an ambitious concept LP with the science fiction theme of an alien arriving on Earth to warn of the misuse of power sources. For the album, which was produced by Ian Miller, Keays wrote all the lyrics and most of the music.
Some tracks from Boy from the Stars were performed at the final Sunbury Pop Festival in January 1975 by his all-star backing group, Jim Keays Band. They were joined on-stage by Glenn Wheatley, recently returned from the UK.
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