It wasn't until "Dr. Kildare" shot into the top TV ratings that Richard Chamberlain began to sing professionally. Composer Jerrald Goldsmith had written a lovely instrumental theme for the "Dr. Kildare" series, and MGM Records seized upon this, and Chamberlain's growing popularity, to produce a lyric version of "The Theme From Dr. Kildare" subtitled "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight." Richard recorded it for MGM, backed by David Rose and his Orchestra, and the record immediately raced into the best seller lists.
Four months later, Richard recorded his second single, a new and tender rendition of "Love Me Tender." It too, was an immediate success. From that point on, the pressure was irresistible. Richard was whisked from his TV hospital to a recording studio to make several more titles.
Always modest in his estimates of his own ability, Richard Chamberlain considers himself still very much a novice as a singer. The public clearly disagree.
"Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" (aka "Theme From Dr. Kildare") 1962 Hit single
"Love Me Tender" 1962 Hit single
"All I Have To Do Is Dream" 1963 Hit single
Numerous other singles
The first MGM record album, "Richard Chamberlain Sings", 1964 LP is a long-time best seller.
"Joy In The Morning" 1965 LP MGM Records is the second album:
1. Joy In The Morning
2. I Can Dream, Can't I?
3. Dear Heart
4. Georgia On My Mind
5. A Fellow Needs A Girl
6. Stella By Starlight
Side 21. Try To Remember
2. April Love
3. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
4. You Always Hurt The One You Love
5. Rome Will Never Leave You
"Theme From Dr Kildare And Other Favourites Richard Chamberlain" 1966 LP MGM Records is another album:
Side 11. Hi-lili, Hi-lo
2. All I Have To Do Is Dream
3. I Will Love You
4. I Hadn't Anyone Till You
5. Theme From Dr Kildare Three Stars Will Shine Tonight
1. It's A Lonesome Old Town When You're Not Around
2. True Love
3. I'll Be Around
4. All I Do Is Dream Of You
5. A Quiet Kind Of Love
"Richard Chamberlain Dream" 1962 EP MGM Records:
1. All I Do Is Dream Of You
2. I Will Love You
1. All I Have To Do Is Dream
2. A Kiss To Build A Dream On