Timi Yuro

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Flo Murdock ( on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 11:30 pm:

I'm surprised I haven't seen anything posted here about the death on Tuesday of Timi Yuro. I see her mentioned quite often here. I think I scrolled all the way down to be sure no one had posted it.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Juicefree20 ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 01:37 am:

I never heard of it anywhere. She had had throat problems for years. I'm sorry to hear of this. I only heard her music in recent years. I thought that she had a strong soulful voice & I can only imagine what she would have sounded like, had she not been saddled with so much MOR music. I always wondered how she had such good music, only to disappear. Timi, RIP. Yet another great voice stilled. Flo, where did you learn of this? As far as I know, this wasn't mentioned here in NY. Thanks for the info.


Top of pageBottom of page   By Flo Murdock ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 10:06 am:

It was on the oldiesmusic.com board. The guy who runs it is very careful about reporting deaths without being verified. Several posters there said they did hear it on the radio, and he posted it in the news section, which means he verified it.

Top of pageBottom of page   By allan ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:18 am:

Timi Yuro succumbed to brain cancer Tuesday afternoon (March 30) in Las Vegas at the age of 62. Timi was born Rosemarie Yuro in Chicago in 1941. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was nine and opened an Italian restaurant, where Timi began singing. She signed with Liberty Records when she was 18 and placed eleven songs on the charts in a five year period, including the #4 song, "Hurt", as well as "Make The World Go Away" and "What's A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You)". Timi had been plagued by throat problems throughout her career. She retired in the '70s, and after surgery to remove nodules from her vocal cords, she was ordered by doctors to temporarily suspend talking, let alone singing. But when "Hurt" became a surprise #1 hit in the Netherlands twenty years after its success in the U.S., she resumed performing and touring, playing to sold-out concert halls throughout Europe. Her health problems continued, though. Timi lost her larynx to throat cancer two years ago and then was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor-a battle she finally lost. She passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Las Vegas home. Plans are for her body to be cremated and the ashes scattered on her parents' graves in Cicero, Illinois, near Chicago.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vonnie ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:26 am:

Sorry to hear of the passing of this sweet singing lady. It's ironic I was looking through some old 45's last night and came across her's. I will listen to it tonight as my tribute to her.

Condolences to her family and all who loved her.


Top of pageBottom of page   By Dayo ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:31 am:

RIP Timi, It'll never be over for me

Top of pageBottom of page   By Tony B. ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:54 pm:

This is sad news.

'Classic' is a much abused word, but her version of It'll Never Be Over For Me is one, no doubt about it.

Here's an obituary from The Independent, a British newspaper.
(On-line stories are not available for very long, I think.)

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 02:08 pm:

Timi's anthology on EMI/Liberty was one of the many best-selling CDs in the oldies department I ran during my record retail days. The customers who loved her music marvelled over her voice, which IMHO was one of the most soulful to come out of the early 1960s.

She will be missed.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 02:25 pm:

R.I.P. Timi Yuro

these 45's are a few that were played/still played on the uk rare/northern soul scene.

when something is wrong with my baby-nothing takes theplace of you-Frequency records no.101

(I'm afraid)the masquerade is over-if-Mercury records no.72316

cant stop running away-get out of my life-Mercury no.72431

also 45's on the Liberty label as well as others.


Top of pageBottom of page   By Tony.C. ( on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 06:03 pm:

hI mel what were we doing this time last week,everything seemed so clear and green,sad news about Timi Yuro (is it something about this time of year -Edwin,Marvin,)contact me at Colebyrani.aol.com. L.O.L.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Tony.C. ( on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 04:03 am:

hi Mel,i must have given u the wrong E-Mail address whilst under the influence it should have read Colebyrani@aol.com.So very sad about Timi Yuro(see last message)

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME ( on Sunday, April 04, 2004 - 07:40 am:

have mailed you twice but am still in process of sorting my pc etc
will try again.


Top of pageBottom of page   By GIDISCO ( on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 06:58 pm:

Timi, do rest in peace. Your music was just AWSOME!!! I only wish the radio had played you music more.

May the good Lord above, have mercy on you soul, and accept you into His arms.

May God Bless You!!!

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