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About the author:
April Stevens was born Carol Vincinette Lo Tempio in Niagara Falls, new york in 1929. she was blessed with a beautiful voice and became famous in the 50's, 60's and 70's recording for RCA Victor and other recording companies. In 1950 she became April Stevens due to her first recording, title " NO,NO,NO, NOT THAT". She was advised by Les Brown, the famous orchestra leader that the song was too sexy and she should change her name for this one song. She chose April Stevens and the name remained. She won a Grammy for her and her brother's,( Nino Tempo)1963 recording of Deep Purple. Her career and her life took many detours between 1950 and the present. She is happily married and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. "Teach Me Tiger" is her first book.
Teach Me Tiger!
Honor thy gift. I had so much to give. I just scratched the surface. I fell in love and turned my back on a God given talent. That is what hurts my heart the most. But in spite of the wrong choices I made, I thank God that I have been so very lucky all my life. It's all in the book.
Did Steve Allen just announce our names and Deep Purple as the Best Rock and Roll Record of the year? Or am I hearing things? It was May 12, 1964, and my brother, Nino, and I were at our first Grammy Award dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. My mouth was full of the food I was chewing, and I thought my hearing was impaired. But the look on Nino's face said it all. His eyes were glazed over, and he was staring at one spot, kind of bewildered looking. He stood up and moved toward the stage in a daze, and I followed, gulping my food down. The applause was so loud! The audience was so happy for us! How did this happen? How did we get here?
This was the beginning. How did Carol Vincinette Lo Tempio become April Stevens?
What famous Texas millionaire did she fall in love with?
Why would a rising star end her career as it was ascending?
How was her life changed?
How did she manage after all collapsed?
How many more romances did she have?
How did she recover her career?
What was her biggest thrill professionally?
What is the "final chapter" in her story?
April tells all in her book " TEACH ME TIGER".
- Publication Date:
- 1490434658 / 9781490434650
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians / General