BiographyThe Bronx, New York, USA
R&B and disco singer Evelyn King was born on July 1, 1960 in the Bronx, New York and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father was a member of the groups the Orioles and the Harptones and her mother managed a band called Red Quality. Evelyn was discovered by music producer Theodore Life while working part time as a cleaning woman for the recording studio Sigma Sound Studios. She began her professional singing career at age sixteen. King scored her biggest and most famous smash success with the groovy disco anthem "Shame," which peaked at #9 on the Billboard pop charts in 1978. Read more... The follow-up song "I Don't Know If It's Right" likewise did well; it went all the way to #23 on the Billboard pop charts. Both "Love Come Down" and "I'm In Love" were #1 R&B radio hits in the early 80's. Moreover, such equally funky and infectious songs as "Don't Hide Our Love," "Betcha She Don't Love You," "Just for the Night," "High Horse," "Your Personal Touch," and "Flirt" were all substantial successes on the R&B radio charts throughout the early to mid 80's. The 1983 single "Get Loose" was a Top 10 hit in Europe and cracked the UK Top 40. Evelyn has done work for various charities that include L.A. Cares and the 2008 March of Dimes Fundraiser. More recently Evelyn King has made a very successful comeback: Her latest single "The Dance" climbed all the way to #12 on the Billboard Dance Club charts in the summer of 2008 and she released the album "Open Book" on August 19, 2008.