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timi yuro

Timi Yuro

b. Timotea Aurro (a.k.a. Timi Yuro & Mrs Selnick), 4th August 1940, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

d. 30th March 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Timi Yuro moved to Los Angeles as a child (she was given the name Rosemary at birth, by her mother Edith).

In the late 50's she was singing in her mother's Italian restaurant.

Timi worked with Johnnie Ray, Phil Spector and Willie Nelson during her career.

Her debut single, 'Hurt' was released in 1961 and reached number four in the pop charts.

Produced by Clyde Otis, the song was a remake of a Roy Hamilton 1954 R & B hit.

The song was later to re-enter the charts via an excellent version by the Soul Group, The Manhattans.


soul! - 1962

'l Apologise' and Smile' were released in 1962.

Timi had several minor hits during this time, the biggest of which was 'What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)'.

The song made number 12 in the U.S., and was covered by the Small Faces a few years later as the B-side of their first single.

She recorded throughout the '60s and '70s.

Timi left the Liberty label in 1964.

She recorded for Playboy, in 1975, and in 1981 a reissued 'Hurt' which was a big hit in the Netherlands.

Timi signed to Polydor and, during the late 80's, she recorded an album of songs by Willie Nelson, but soon afterwards her performing career was curtailed by serious illness.

Timi Yuro passed away on the 30th of March 2004. She was 63.

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Hurt (Liberty 1961)

Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Liberty Records 1962)

Soul (Liberty Records 1962)

What's A Matter Baby? (Liberty Records 1963)

Make The World Go Away (Liberty Records 1963)

Amazing (Mercury Records 1964)

In The Beginning (Liberty Records 1968)

Interlude (Soundtrack) Colgems Records 1968)

Something Bad On My Mind (Liberty Records 1968)

Live At P.J.'s (RPM Records 1969)

The Timi Yuro Album (EMI Records 1976)

All Alone Am I (EMI Records 1981)

Today (EMI Records 1982)

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