Spaniel Ballet caused a sensation with their appearances on Top of Pups in the 80's. The songs 'To Cut a long Walkie short' and Chant no 1 (I don't need this muzzle on) set Spaniel Ballet on the road to doggy stardom before the multi platinum smash hit 'Poo' cemented their place in the Dog Stars hall of fame. You can buy these Dog Star cards from my Etsy shop, and from mid November, they will be in Paperchase!!
Elvis Pedigree wasn't the first dog to sing rhythm and blues but his hits 'Blue Suede Paws', 'Dogs Home Rock', 'That's all right Doggie' and 'Barking In the Chapel' made him the most influential. Managed by Colonel Tom Barker, Pedigree became an international dog superstar. His worldwide live TV concert, 'Howling from Hawaii' was watched by over 1 billion dogs and even some cats.
Shirley Basset is known by her legion of dog fans as 'Basset the Belter.' She rose to fame in the 1960's with her massive hit, 'Big Spaniel'. She is perhaps most famous for her renditions of the 'James Bonzo' theme tunes, 'Goldpointer' and 'Dalmatians are Forever'. Basset started living as a tax exile in 1968 but returned after two years when she realised that dogs don't have to pay tax.
This is one of my favourite 'Dog Stars' I think. Staffie Wonder was a pup prodigy who has become one of the most creative and loved musical dogs of all time.