Maureen Evans

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Maureen Evans
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Maureen Evans in 1964
Background information
Born (1940-03-23) March 23, 1940 (age 74)
Cardiff, Wales
Years active the mid-1950s–present

Maureen Evans (born 23 March 1940, Cardiff, Wales)[1] is a Welsh pop singer who achieved fame briefly in the 1960s.

Career[edit]

Evans career began as a singer with Waldini's Gypsy Band in the mid-1950s, mainly doing summer seasons at UK holiday resorts such as Llandudno.[2]

She released her first singles in 1958 on the Embassy Records label.[1] She entered the UK Singles Chart in 1960 at #26 with the song "The Big Hurt", but her biggest hit was 1962's "Like I Do", which peaked at #3 in the UK in early 1963 and achieved silver certification for selling in excess of 250,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[3]

In 1963, Evans competed in the British trials for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Pick the Petals", but came in third; Ronnie Carroll represented the UK that year in the competition. She continued releasing singles into the 1960s, as well as one EP (1963's Melancholy Me, on Oriole Records) and an album, Like I Do, also on Oriole (1963).

Evans owned the Maureen Evans Theatre School in West Grove, Cardiff, since 1998, which taught children aged 6 to 18 years old, how to sing, dance and act. In 2010, however, Maureen shut the school to pursue her other interests.[4] In 2014, 'Stage Door Records' released Maureen Evans - The Singles Collection as a digital download on Amazon and iTunes.

Singles[edit]

Embassy Records
Oriole Records
  • 1959 "Don't Want The Moonlight" / "The Years Between"
  • 1960 "The Big Hurt" / "I Can't Begin to Tell You" - UK #26
  • 1960 "Love Kisses and Heartaches" / "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye" - UK #44
  • 1960 "Paper Roses" / "Please Understand" - UK #40
  • 1961 "Mama Wouldn't Like It" / "My Little Corner of the World"
  • 1961 "As Long as He Needs Me" / "Where Is Love"
  • 1961 "Till" / "Why Don't You Believe Me?"
  • 1962 "My Foolish Heart" / "Oh Gipsy Oh Gipsy"
  • 1962 "Never In a Million Years" / "We Had Words"
  • 1962 "Like I Do" / "Starlight Starbright" - UK #3
  • 1963 "Tomorrow is another day" / "Acapulco Mexico"
  • 1963 "Pick The Petals" / "Melancholy Me"
  • 1963 "Oh What A Guy" / "What a Diff'rence a Day Made"
  • 1963 "As You Love Her" / "Like You Used To Do"
  • 1964 "I Love How You Love Me" / "John John" - UK #34
  • 1964 "Don't Believe Him" / "He Knows I Love Him Too Much"
  • 1964 "Get Away" / "I've Often Wondered"
CBS Records
  • 1965 "All The Angels Sing" / "Speak Sugar Speak"
  • 1965 "Never Let Him Go" / "Poco Sole"
  • 1967 "Somewhere There's Love" / "It Takes A Little Time"
  • 1968 "I Almost Called Your Name" / "Searching For Home"

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BBC.co.uk mini-biography
  2. ^ 1956 programme of Waldini's Gypsy Band featuring Maureen Evans
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 189. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Walesonline.co.uk

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