The Loco-Motion

Let's set the way back machine for 1962 where the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit was ``The Loco-Motion,'' by Little Eva. In those much more simpler times Little Eva Narcissus Boyd was a baby-sitter for songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King who were inspired to write a song about a dance she would do around the house. They asked her to record the song as a demo and the rest is what they call history. It was also a song that inspired two successful cover versions as Grand Funk hit No. 1 with a 1974 remake and Kylie Minogue reached No. 3 with a 1988 remake. Little Eva's follow-up, "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" was a staple of early Beatles' live shows. Little Eva passed away in 2003.


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