Ringo didn't want to detract from The Beatles's own legend so he declined to appear in Stardust, his part (as Mike) was instead played by Adam Faith.
So Mike turned from a Scouser to a Cockney!!!
In my opinion, the "live" band scenes are not very convincing in this movie - the "sixties" songs by The Stray Cats have a distinct Seventies feel to them which is not helped by the audience tieing scarves to their wrists ala The Bay City Rollers fans! Apart from that, I really enjoyed this movie - almost as much as That'll Be The Day!
Stardust also had a 2 LP accompanying soundtrack - this time made up of Sixties classics and originals by The Stray Cats and David "Jim Mclean" Essex.
Here's the 8-track version!
Tracklisting as follows:
Neil Sedaka-Happy Birthday Sweet 16
Maxine Brown-Oh No Not My Baby
Bobby Vee-Take Good Care Of My Baby
The Zombies-She's Not There
Bobby Darin-Dream Lover
Billy J.Kramer & The Dakotas
Dave Edmunds & The Electricians-Da Doo Ron Ron
The Beach Boys-I Get Around
The Drifters-Up On The Roof
The Chiffons-One Fine Day
Little Eva-Loco Motion
The Fortunes-You've Got The Trouble
Carole king-It Might As Well Rain Until Sept.
Gerry & The Pacemakers
Jan & Dean-Surf City
Cat Stevens-Matthew & Son
Barbara Lewis-Make Me Your Baby
Shirelles-Will You love Me Tomorrow
The Box Tops-The Letter
Tha Mama's & The Papa's-Monday, Monday
Lovin' Spoonful-Summer In The City
The Monkees-I'm A Believer
The Animals-The House Of The Rising Sun
The Hollies-Carrie Anne
The Bee Gees-I've Gotta Get A Message To You
The Righteous Bros.-You've Lost That lovin' Feelin'
Barry McGuire-Eve Of Destruction
Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit
Aretha Franklin-Natural Woman
The Stray Cats-When Will I Be Loved
The Stray Cats-Need A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues
The Stray Cats-Make Me Good
Davis Essex-You Kept Me Waiting
The Stray Cats-Let It Be Me
The Stray Cats-Some Other Guy
David Essex-Take It Away
The Stray Cats-C'mon Little Dixie
David Essex-Americana Stray Cat Blues
David Essex-Dea Sancta