Randy Starr

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Randy Starr is the stage name of Warren Nadel (born 2 July 1930). He was educated at Columbia University where he took his undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1951, and his DDS degree in dentistry from Columbia College of Dental Medicine in 1954.[1] He is currently retired and lives in New York, New York.

He wrote the music and lyrics, along with Dick Wolf, and performed the 1957 hit song "After School".

He was also a member of the United States band, The Islanders, whose "The Enchanted Sea" was the fifteenth most popular hit in 1959.

He is particularly noted for the music and lyrics he wrote for Elvis Presley. These songs include:

Starr had several notable television appearances. On 21 August 1957 he performed his hit song, "After School", in one of his five appearances on American Bandstand. On 10 September 1962 he appeared as a the real songwriting dentist on To Tell the Truth.

Songs written by Starr were recorded by a number of artists, including Jackie Wilson, The Kingston Trio, Teresa Brewer, Nelson Riddle, Chet Atkins, Kay Starr and Connie Francis.


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