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Comeon Ring those Bells!

A prominent but a bit forgotten Artist Evie Tornquist recorded "Evie" and I recently found her LP plastic album on eBay. Unfortunately she stopped her career in the mid 80s. Her parents and whole family was born in Norway. Evie was the only one of the family raised in America. When Evie and her parents visited Noway when she was about 15 she appeared on a TV show singing, and afterwards became a phenomenon in Norway, recording many albums in her natural tongue. The 1st song she sang on this album was "Comeon Ring those bells" and what a beautiful voice she has. Evie is now in her 50s and is involved in Christian out reach.

"Evie Tornquist-Karlsson (born 1957) Rahway New Jersey, professionally known as Evie, is a Contemporary Christian singer who was known in the late 1970s and early 1980s for songs such as Step Into The Sunshine and Four Foot Eleven.
Born in the United States to Norwegian immigrants, Evie began her singing career as a young teenager while visiting her parents' homeland Norway. She released her English language debut album at the age of 16 in 1974, and went on to release more than 30 albums, including several in various Scandinavian languages. Evie was recognized as the Dove Award recipient of Female Vocalist of the Year for 1977 and 1978. She married Swedish pastor and musician Pelle Karlsson in 1979 and retired from performing music in 1981 to pursue other avenues of ministry, such as Sky Angel. Evie later became a mentor to Christian musician Rebecca St James joining her for an event series geared toward helping girls and women apply biblical principles in the 21st century.
Evie was officially inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on February 22, 2005, and was one of the inaugural inductees to the Christian Music Hall of Fame."

Fortunately my husband was able to record this album thru a turntable recording system and put it onto a CD for me...I am over~joyed!


I'm not sure if it's the same person or not, but I may have met Evie. I used to go to Rahway fairly frequently. Some of my college buddies were organizing a revitalization of the arts scene in Rahway. They put together First Thursday gallery openings and coordinated performances and what not.

I have the vaguest recollection of meeting someone named Evie who fits the description. It might have been. At those events we talked with everyone... from the local law enforcement, the town historian, the dance teacher, the botanica shop owner next door, to a wandering jazz band.