b. Kenneth Trebbe, 21 September 1953, Topeka, Kansas, USA. Starr grew up in Burlingame, Kansas, and, according to publicity, was fronting his own band, the Rockin’ Rebels, from the age of nine. As a teenager, he played clubs as part of a pop act, Kenny And The Imperials. Starr switched to country music in 1969 and won a talent contest in Wichita. A promoter invited him to appear on a forthcoming show with Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, where he won a standing ovation. Lynn suggested he move to Nashville and gave him a job with her road show. With her support, he recorded for MCA from 1973-78 and had a US country Top 10 hit with ‘The Blind Man In The Bleachers’. He had further success with ‘Tonight I Face The Man Who Made It Happen’, ‘Hold Tight’, ‘Slow Drivin’’ and ‘Me And The Elephant. Starr has continued in the music business as a producer and a jingle writer.
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