David Essex

About Stardust

"Stardust" is a 1974 song by David Essex, written by the singer, and produced by Jeff Wayne. The single on CBS Records reached No.7 on the UK Charts. The song was the theme song to Essex's film Stardust, and was released almost simultaneously on two albums; firstly his own CBS album David Essex in September, and then with 9 other David Essex-penned songs on the Stardust (soundtrack) on Ronco, timed for the October film release. The B-side was "Miss Sweetness", also written by Essex.  


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Ah, look what they've done to the rock 'n' roll clown 
Ah, rock 'n' roll clown, look he's dead on the ground 
Well he used to high fly but he crashed out the sky 
In a Stardust fling, hey rock 'n roll king is down 

Roll on up, won't you come and take a look at me, oh 
Come on, stand in line, just one at a time and see me 
See my painted-on grin as I stand up to sing 
In a stardust fling, hey rock 'n' roll king is down 

But he's the leader of the band 
He is a lonely man 
Don't you wanna take his hand 
Yes you know you can 

Well I used to high fly but I crashed out the sky 
In a Stardust fling, hey rock 'n? roll king is down [Repeat: x3]

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David Essex

David Essex OBE (born David Albert Cook on 23 July 1947) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Since the 1970s, Essex has attained nineteen Top 40 singles in the UK (including two number ones), and sixteen Top 40 albums. He has also had an extensive career as an actor performing on stage and screen. more »

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