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Eva Narcissus “Little Eva” Boyd

  • Birth 29 Jun 1943 Belhaven, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 2003 Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Belhaven, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 7346794

Singer. Born in Bellhaven, North Carolina, at the age of 19, while earning extra money as a babysitter, she was asked by the writing team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin to record a song they had written. The song was called "Locomotion' and became a big hit for Boyd who changed her name to 'Little Eva.' In 1962 she recorded the song, "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" and in 1963 she recorded, "Locomotion." In 1963 she also recorded the song, "Let's Turkey Trot" which was a Top 20 hit, and one of her last. She sang backup for the likes of Ben E. King and ‘The Drifters'. She continued her singing career until illness forced her to retire in October 2001.

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  • Added: 11 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7346794
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eva Narcissus “Little Eva” Boyd (29 Jun 1943–10 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7346794, citing Black Bottom Cemetery, Belhaven, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .