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Paul Evans (musician)

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Paul Evans

Vocals, guitar

Singer ·

Years active

Record label
Carlton Records

Carlton Records

Country, Pop music

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March 5, 1938 (age 86) Queens, New York, U.S. (

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Paul Evans (born March 5, 1938) is an American rock and roll singer and songwriter, who was most prominent in the 1950s and 1960s. As a performer, he had hits with the songs "Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Backseat" (his biggest hit, reaching #9 (1959) on the Billboard Hot 100), "Midnight Special" and "Happy-Go-Lucky Me". Minor hits of him were a.o. "After the Hurricane" which hit #2 in April 8, 1961 on Vancouver's Cfun chart, and "Feelin' no pain" which hit #23 on Canadian CHUM charts.


"Happy-Go-Lucky Me" has been featured in the John Waters' film, Pecker, and episode #3.10 of the comedy television program Scrubs. In 2014, the song has been included in advertisements for the video game Clash of Clans. The song was also featured in the pilot episode of the 2016 Hulu miniseries 11.22.63.


As a songwriter Evans' songs were performed by numerous performers, including Elvis Presley, Jimmy Dean and Pat Boone. His most successful songs were "Roses Are Red (My Love)", which was a number one hit for Bobby Vinton in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100; and "When", a chart topper in the UK Singles Chart and #5 in the U.S. for The Kalin Twins.


He had a hit in the UK and Australia in 1978 with the morbid country song "Hello, This is Joanie" (the New Zealand pressing released by Polydor Records) or, on some recordings, it was titled as "Hello, This is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)".

With Larry Kusik, Evans wrote "Live Young" for the 1963 Warner Brothers spring break movie Palm Springs Weekend. Evans' songs have also been recorded by Jackie Wilson, Frankie Lymon, Fabian, the Coasters, and more recently by Reba McEntire. His work has also been used in films and as the theme music for CBS This Morning.


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