Browse by Title
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z #  




Starstruck

by

Rainbow



Songfacts®:  You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.

There is an amusing story behind this song which is related in Jerry Bloom's biography of Ritchie Blackmore. A French fan named Muriel had been following the guitarist around Europe for some considerable time, and "One day I looked out of my window and thought I saw the bushes move in the garden. I kept watching and sure enough she'd found my house, so I set my dogs on her!"
The same anecdote is related in the September 1997 issue of the Blackmore fanzine More Black Than Purple, wherein the reader is assured that the lady in question did not meet an unfortunate end. Blackmore said of his dogs: "They're not violent, but they started licking her face, and she ran off."
"Starstruck" is an uptempo number running to 4 minutes 6 seconds, and was co-written by Blackmore and lead vocalist Ronnie James Dio. It was released as a single backed by "Stargazer." (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2)
Rainbow
More Rainbow songs
More songs about a stalker
More songs about groupies

You have to to post comments.
Gym Class HeroesGym Class Heroes
Their drummer/songwriter with the story behind "Cupid's Chokehold," and how they handle Travie McCoy's solo success.
Wednesday 13Wednesday 13
The Murderdolls frontman on how growing up with horror movies led to a life of shock rock.
Gary Brooker of Procol HarumGary Brooker of Procol Harum
The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.
Reverend Horton HeatReverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.