Julie Covington

Decades: 1990s 2000s


c.1950, England. An actress and singer, Covington had the original hit version of ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita. A student at Cambridge University, her performance in the 1967 Footlights Revue led to an appearance on David Frost’s 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 Music’s Andy Mackay, the group had a hit album on Island Records and a Top 10 single, ‘O.K.?’ in 1977. Covington’s 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 ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ (1977),...

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