Eva Narcissus “Little Eva” Boyd

Eva Narcissus “Little Eva” Boyd

Belhaven, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
Death 10 Apr 2003 (aged 59)
Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Belhaven, Beaufort County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 7346794 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: Peterborough K

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"Little Eva"
Bishop Eva N. Harris
June 29, 1943
April 10, 2003
Singing with the Angels

Little Eva
Born Eva Narcissus Boyd
Famous for singing
the 1962 Hit: The Loco-motion



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