|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
c.1950, England. An actress and singer, Covington had the original hit version of Dont Cry For Me Argentina from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices Evita. A student at Cambridge University, her performance in the 1967 Footlights Revue led to an appearance on David Frosts UK television show, singing a song by Pete Atkin and Clive James. Covington was subsequently signed to Columbia Records, recording The Beautiful Changes. During the 70s, she pursued a career in the theatre and in 1976 was cast with Rula Lenska and Charlotte Cornwell as a vocal group in the television series Rock Follies. With music by Sue Lloyd-Jones and Roxy Musics Andy Mackay, the group had a hit album on Island Records and a Top 10 single, O.K.? in 1977. Covingtons performance in Rock Follies won her the role of Evita Peron in the studio version of the musical and she had a number 1 hit with Dont Cry For Me Argentina (1977),...