Maureen Evans

  • Real Name: Maureen Evans
  • Birth Date: 23rd March 1940
  • Birth Place: Cardiff
  • Maureen Evans was drawn towards the stage while still in her childhood and had sung in several stage shows before beginning her recording career. This began as a session singer with the 'budget' label on which Woolworth's stores sold music, "Embassy". Although this label has been neglected by collectors- making it difficult to be sure that I have a complete listing of her output- all the recordings were well made covers of chart hits by a great variety of other artists. However, she later transferred to Embassy's sister label- the small 'independent' Oriole on which she cut more original material, including her famous hits.

    Maureen made many stage and TV appearances. Her style was always polished and professional but, despite her wonderful singing voice, she never quite broke through into the top flight of UK singing stars. During 1963, she hoped to sing the song "Pick The Petals" in the Eurovision song contest. Unfortunately the song was voted third in the qualifying heats and the prize went to Ronnie Carroll with "Say Wonderful Things" which ultimately came 4th in the contest.

    Although Maureen's output on singles was quite prolific, she has only this one EP credited her which is rather disappointing- though perhaps making its title rather apt. However, with the possible exception of the title track, Maureen's fans will find the songs it carries are not melancholic at all.
    Although she transferred to the CBS record label during the latter half of the 1960s, her chart prospects slowly faded and eventually she retired from foreground pop music. However, she never lost her love of show business and at the time of writing she could still be found teaching others in stagecraft at her drama school- based in her beloved home city, Cardiff.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • For EP releases, see lower list

    Embassy WB300 1958 Stupid Cupid/Carolina Moon  
    Embassy WB303 1958 Fever/Born Too Late  
    Embassy WB309 1958 Hula Hoop Song/ Hoopa Hoola  
    Embassy WB313 1958 I'll Get By/Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)  
    Embassy WB316 1958 You Always Hurt The One You Love/The Day The Rains Came  
    Embassy WB319 1958 Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me/To Know Him Is To Love Him  
    Embassy WB344 1959 May You Always/Goodbye Jimmy Goodbye  
    Embassy WB348 1959 Lipstick On Your Collar/ What A Diff'rence A Day Made  
    Embassy WB356 1959 Broken Hearted Melody/Plenty Good Lovin'  
    Embassy WB371 1959 Among My Souvenirs/Happy Anniversary  
    Oriole CB1517 1959 Don't Want The Moonlight/The Years Between  
    Oriole CB1533 1960 The Big Hurt/I Can't Begin To Tell You #26
    Oriole CB1540 1960 Love Kisses And Heartaches/We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye #44
    Oriole CB1550 1960 Paper Roses/Please Understand #40
    Oriole CB1563 1961 Mama Wouldn't Like It/My Little Corner Of The World  
    Oriole CB1578 1961 As Long As He Needs Me/Where Is Love  
    Oriole CB1581 1961 Till/Why Don't You Believe Me  
    Oriole CB1613 1962 My Foolish Heart/Oh Gipsy Oh Gipsy  
    Oriole CB1743 1962 Never In A Million Years/We Had Words  
    Oriole CB1760 1962 Like I Do/Starlight Starbright #3
    Oriole CB1804 1963 Pick The Petals/Melancholy Me  
    Oriole CB1851 1963 Oh What A Guy/What A Difference A Day Made  
    Oriole CB1875 1963 As You Love Her/Like You Used To Do  
    Oriole CB1906 1964 I Love How You Love Me/John John #34
    Oriole CB1939 1964 Don't Believe Him/He Knows I Love Him Too Much  
    Oriole CB1969 1964 Get Away/I've Often Wondered  
    CBS 201733 1965 All The Angels Sing/Speak Sugar Speak  
    CBS 201752 1965 Never Let Him Go/Poco Sole  
    CBS 202621 1967 Somewhere There's Love/It Takes A Little Time  
    CBS 3222 1968 I Almost Called Your Name/Searching For Home  

    1950s & 1960s EP UK Discography

    • Listings include UK EP singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • For Singles releases, see upper list

    Oriole EP7076 1963 "Melancholy Me"  
    Melancholy Me/Tomorrow Is Another Day/Acapulco Mexico/Like I Do

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