April Stevens Death – April Stevens, an American singer best known for her collaborations with her younger brother, Nino Tempo, has died. The Stevens and Tempo rendition of a well-known song, which Larry Clinton and His Orchestra and band vocalist Bea Wain had popularized in 1939, peaked at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and No. 17 in the British charts on November 16, 1963. The song was the winner of the Best Rock and Roll Recording Grammy Award in 1963.
Who happened to April Stevens?
April Stevens, an American singer best known for her collaborations with her younger brother Nino Tempo, was born Caroline Vincinette LoTempio on April 29, 1929. Nino and April relocated to California as children after being born in Niagara Falls, New York. Stevens has been a recording artist since she was 22 years old. Her RCA Victor performance of “I’m in Love Again” (with music and lyrics by Cole Porter) is her most well-known solo effort.
Stevens’ song, which featured an orchestra under Henri René’s arrangement and direction, peaked at No. 6 on the pop charts in 1951. Later that year, her follow-up “Gimme Me a Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?” reached No. 10, and her subsequent single “And So to Sleep Again” peaked at No. 27.
Stevens made a comeback on the American charts in 1959 with the song “Teach Me Tiger,” which was controversial due to its sexual innuendo and consequently did not get much broadcast on radio stations. On the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at position 86. The “Deep Purple” recording that Stevens and her brother Antonino LoTempio (who went by the stage name Nino Tempo) made for Atco Records in 1963 is her most well-known work.
It received a Gold disc and had sales of over a million copies. The pair’s 1964 follow-up smash in the United States with the classic song “Whispering” was also a success. On the Hot 100 singles chart, the song, which included an arrangement resembling their version of “Deep Purple,” peaked at No. 11.
In 1966, “All Strung Out” debuted at No. 26 on the American Hot 100, giving them chart success as well. The single “The Coldest Night of the Year” was later that year published in the UK on Atlantic 584048. Stevens released a solo single in December 1967 that had the songs “Wanting You” and “Falling in Love Again” on both MGM K 13825 in the US and MGM 1366 in the UK. The Northern soul anthem “Wanting You” became a classic. In the Netherlands, the duo’s rendition of “(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story” peaked at No. 5 in early 1973.
Stevens stated that she was born in 1929 in her autobiography Teach Me Tiger, published in 2013. She acknowledged lying about her age, and her brother Nino concurred. This was allegedly caused by their competing with 1960s record-charting acts who were in their late teens and early twenties.
April Stevens obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members
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