April Stevens, 'Teach Me Tiger' & 'Deep Purple' Siren, Then And Now

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
April Stevens as she appeared on the cover of her album 'Teach Me Tiger.' Source: Amazon.com

April Stevens is a pop star of the early '60s whose biggest hit, "Deep Purple," reached #1 on the Billboard chart in 1963. Stevens often worked with her younger brother, Nino Tempo, and also had hits with "I'm In Love Again" and "Teach Me, Tiger," although the latter had some difficulty getting airplay because some radio stations considered it too sexually suggestive. Like other American pop singers of the early '60s, Stevens saw her career take a big hit when The Beatles arrived and dominated the American charts in 1964.