Australian singles charts:
Gonna Make You a Star entered the Kent Music Report on 24 February 1975 and peaked at #4. It was #47 on the Top 100 of 1975.
The song is on David Essex which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 17 February 1975 and peaked at #34.
Record label of Australian release:
Most of David Essex’s songs at the time were written by him and produced by New Yorker Jeff Wayne. The American had studied at the Juilliard School of Music and worked as an arranger for The Righteous Brothers before coming to London in the mid-sixties.
At this stage in Essex’ career he was being treated as a cockney teen pop idol equivalent of David Cassidy. However, Essex himself was both amused and dismayed at this, and frequently managed to instill some lyrical cynicism in his songs. The theatrical tongue-in-cheek approach to Gonna Make You a Star was typical of his approach at the time.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/david-essex/gonna-make-you-a-star
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