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 familys 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 Washingtons hits, the dramatic ballad was a revival of Roy Hamiltons 1954 R&B hit. Yuros 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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