Deep Purple By Nino Tempo And April Stevens

 

Many people assume Nino Tempo and April Stevens were husband and wife. In actuality Antonio and Carol LoTempio are brother and sister.

While as Nino Tempo and April Stevens  have enjoyed 50 year careers both as solo artists and a duo; their one shining moments came on November 16, 1963, when their recording of “Deep Purple” topped the Billboard Magazine Hot 100 for one week. It also reached number one on the Adult Contemporary Chart and won a Grammy Award.

It was a unique record for 1963 as on the second chorus Stevens narrated the words while Tempo sang them. It was the only top ten single of their career.

 

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