Timi Yuro

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul female vocalists oldies 60s pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Rosemarie Timotea Aurro Yuro, 4 August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 30 March 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Born into an Italian-American family in Chicago, Yuro moved to Los Angeles as a child. Though discouraged by her father from singing, her mother paid for operatic training and she was later sent to the celebrated voice-coach Lilian Goodman. By the late 50s, Yuro was singing in her family’s Italian restaurant Alvolturnos, one of the most popular music venues in the area. She was signed to Liberty Records in 1959 by the head of the company, Al Bennett, and recorded her most famous track, ‘Hurt’ in 1961. Produced by Clyde Otis, who had supervised many of Dinah Washington’s hits, the dramatic ballad was a revival of Roy Hamilton’s 1954 R&B hit. Yuro’s searing white soul rendering entered the US Top 5 in 1961 (and also the R&B Top 30) and inspired numerous artists to cover the song, notably Elvis Presley, whose version was...

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