Personalities | Little Eva | Sixties | Rock

(Vocals, 1943–2003)

One of pop’s fairy tales. Eva Boyd was baby-sitting for Gerry Goffin and Carole King when they asked her to demo a new dance-craze song, ‘The Loco-Motion’. It was a 1962 worldwide No. 1, later covered by Kylie Minogue. Follow-up ‘Keep Your Hands Off My Baby’ also charted. The Crystals’ Goffin-King single ‘He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss)’ was about Eva’s reaction to being beaten by her boyfriend.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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