Little Eva scored her first and only #1 hit on August 25, 1962, with “The Loco-Motion.”

Eva Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003) moved from North Carolina to New York City and had the good luck to be hired as a babysitter by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, who were writing hit songs at Aldon Music for other singers. 344 more words