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First she took a talent competition by storm, finishing 3rd one week and placing first every week thereafter. Eventually she had her own 15-minute show. During this time at Memphis radio station WMPS, misspellings in her fan mail inspired her and her parents to change her name to “Kay Starr”. Venuti had a contract to play in the Peabody Hotel in Memphis which called for his band to feature a girl singer, a performer he did not have at the time. Venuti’s road manager heard Starr on the radio and recommended her to his boss although she was still in junior high school and her parents insisted on a midnight curfew.
Starr spent most of the next few years with Venuti until he dissolved his band in 1942. It was, however, with Miller that she cut her first two recordings: “Baby Me” and “Love with a Capital You”. They were not a great success, in part because the band played in a key that, while appropriate for Marion Hutton, did not suit Kay’s vocal range. Capitol wanted to have each of its singers record a back list for future release.