Fronted by Marie Benson, The Stargazers formed in 1949 and became the most popular British vocal group of the Fifties.
They were the first British act to achieve a #1 hit in Britain – with Broken Wings in 1953. They scored a second #1 with I See The Moon (a feat not repeated until 1963 by The Beatles).
Dick James left the group shortly after they made their first radio broadcasts and eventually went on to sign The Beatles and Elton John to a publishing deal. He was replaced in the group by Bob Brown.
In September 1953, Milne left The Stargazers to emigrate to Canada and was replaced in the group by Dave Cary.
The group were much in demand for backup work and broadcast work and served as backing vocalists for Petula Clark on her first recordings.