b. 23 March 1940, Cardiff, Wales. Evans began her singing career on the Embassy label in 1958, which made budget-priced recordings of contemporary hits for the UKâ€™s Woolworths chain-store. A year later she moved to Oriole Records and enjoyed chart success with â€˜The Big Hurtâ€™ in 1960, and peaked two years after with â€˜Like I Doâ€™. This perky offering, more teen-orientated than Evansâ€™ normal fare, reached the UK Top 3, but later releases failed to emulate its success. She continued to release singles into the late 60s but issued just one EP, 1963â€™s Melancholy Me. In 1965, she changed labels once again to CBS Records but her rather dated style was quickly surpassed by younger-minded artists, although â€˜Never Let Him Goâ€™, was an excellent interpretation of a David Gatesâ€™ song. Evans stopped recording at the end of the 60s and opened her own stage school in Cardiff.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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