Webmaster/Founder – Steve M
Specials thanks for their help over the years to Anselm Amelung, Pierre Patrick, Jim Pierson, Allen Pollock,
John O'Shea and the late Ken Hallett and Alan Moore.
How did the webmaster discover Doris?
I discovered Doris Day
in 1993 whilst she was riding high in the British ‘Top 20’ album charts with
“The Hit Singles Collection”. It was shear curiosity after hearing the
catchy-hook of her single “Move Over, Darling” that encouraged me to buy
this album which I adored.
build a website on Doris?
In 1993, when I discovered Doris Day I was just a teenager. The internet was then barely in existence and had nothing to offer whatsoever on Doris Day. Curious to
learn more about the star I joined the now defunct British fanclub, The Doris Day Society.
Slowly but surely I discovered Doris’s movies & extensive music catalogue. I
decided to share my knowledge about Doris' career on a new website which I built
and launched on the 30 May 1998. This was the very first tribute to the star on the world wide web.
Has Doris ever seen this website?
Yes, in 1999, I sent Doris a printed version of this website. She later responded with
this lovely letter (click here to read
it). We kept in touch thereafter. And, in the 2000s, I launched an unofficial
annual Doris Day wall calendar where I donated proceeds from sales to the Doris
Day Animal Foundation. I have to date raised over $60,000US for Doris' beloved
Did you work on Doris Day CDs?
Yes. As this website blossomed so did my appreciation of Doris' music and
my involvement in the music industry. I was hired by Sony Music UK to put
together a number of Doris Day related CD projects – the most significant of which was the ’80th birthday’ tribute CD set,
'Doris Day - Her Life in Music', and a 3CD reissue of Doris' sixties studio
album, 'Latin for Loves' - both of which Doris Day assisted with..
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to her work included on these pages is provided for strictly non-profit
research. The copyrights for these materials are held by the various respective
owners who may request their withdrawal by e-mail.