An American singer.
Born in Belhaven, North Carolina, she moved to the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, New York at a young age.
As a teenager, she worked as a maid and earned extra money as a babysitter for songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin.
Boyd's individual dancing style, they wrote "The Loco-Motion" for her and had her record it as a demo (the record was intended for Dee Dee Sharp).
The song became a world wide hit for the 17 year old and also gave her
an album of the same name.
The Kylie Minogue cover version of "The Loco-Motion", Boyd stated that she did not like the new version. It certainly gave Minogue her start in recording industry, now a world wide performer.
Eva continued performing until she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October of 2001.
Sadly she died two years later at age 59.
1962: The Loco-Motion
1989: Back on Track
THE LOCOMOTION - 1962
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF MY BABY - 1962
LETíS TURKEY TROT - 1963S
SWINGINí ON A STAR - 1963 (Duet with Big Dee Irwin)
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Album cover for Little Eva - Loco-Motion
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