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Album: RisingReleased: 1976
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."