In 1977 the single "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" sung by British singer Julie Covington reached number one in several charts. It was released as a single on 12 November 1976, in the United Kingdom.
The song, written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, was recorded in 1976 for the album and musical, Evita. It tells the life of Argentinian leader, Eva Perón (Eva Maria Duarte de Perón (07/05/1919 – 26/07/1952)), appearing at the opening and end of the show, as the spirit of the dead Eva telling the people of Argentina not to mourn her, and during her final speech from the balcony of Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951).
Julie Covington was born on 11 September 1946 in London, she attended the girls' grammar school Brondesbury and Kilburn High School in Kilburn, London. In 1967, while studying at Homerton College in Cambridge, she sang on The David Frost television show and was offered a recording contract afterwards.
|Julie Covington in 1977|
|"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" by Julie Covington|
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" reached number-one in the UK, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealand and the Netherlands. The song has been covered by multiple artists, including The Carpenters, Olivia Newton-John, Tom Jones, Sinéad O'Connor and Madonna.
Videoclip: "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"