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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Audio Beaverhausen Recalls Little Eva

Little Eva was a Sixties pop singer from Brighton Beach, Brooklyn who had the good fortune to get a babysitting job with famed songwriting couple Carole King and Gerry Goffin.

She wisely sang lullabies to their baby that, when first heard by her songwriting couple, decided to do a demo with her. They noticed she had a cute way of dancing around the house and wrote a song for her.

That demo was "The Locomotion" and it went on to become a #1 single and discotheque smash. Eva's career was born and more hits were to come. Jump back!

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Eventually, Eva's career ran out of locomotion.  Hits grew fewer and her star status waned.

This was always a personal favorite:



When they noticed a shiner on her eyes one day, Eva explained her boyfriend had beaten her up. "But," she added, "HHe only does it because he loves me"  They turned that into a song, later recorded by The Ronettes. Phil Spector, of course, adored it.



Eva died in 1993 of cancer in 1963 but her voice is eternal.



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