Julie Felix is confirmed dead at the age of 81.
Julie was best known as a American-British folk singer.
R.I.P. Julie Felix. Still gigging up to a fortnight ago at the age of 81.
Julie Felix dead at 81 after short illness
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RT @themarkrad: Amidst all the madness I am so so sad to hear of the death of Julie Felix.. a truly great and inspirational woman.…
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RT @EveningStandard: Rest in peace, Julie
RT @themarkrad: Amidst all the madness I am so so sad to hear of the death of Julie Felix.. a truly great and inspirational woman.…
RT @thesidsmith: Julie Felix has died. She was managed by David Enthoven & John Gaydon (EG) who also managed King Crimson. It's Juli…
RT @ianshawjazz: The beautiful, passionate, hugely supportive Julie Felix, who has just died. I’ll miss her noisy jewellery, her son…
Folk Legend Julie Felix Dead: Singer Dies at 81 After ‘Short Illness’
RIP Julie Felix. No longer going to the zoo.
Julie Felix has died. She was managed by David Enthoven & John Gaydon (EG) who also managed King Crimson. It's Juli…
RT @RoperyHall: It is with deep sadness that we announce folk legend, JULIE FELIX died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday evening a…
Julie Felix
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Julie Felix performing for Dutch television in 1967
Background information
Born(1938-06-14)14 June 1938
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Died22 March 2020(2020-03-22) (aged 81)
GenresFolk music, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer, guitarist, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1963–present
LabelsDecca, Fontana, RAK, EMI, Remarkable (own label)
Julie Ann Felix (14 June 1938 - 22 March 2020) was an American born, British-based folk recording artist who achieved success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Laterly she performed and released albums on her own record label.
Contents
1 Career
2 Discography
2.1 Albums
2.2 EPs
2.3 Singles
3 References
4 External links
Career
Born in Santa Barbara, California, United States, she graduated in 1956 from high school in Westchester, Los Angeles. She died on Sunday 22nd March 2020. In 1964, the same year that she arrived in the United Kingdom, she became the first solo folk performer signed to a major British record label, when she gained a recording contract with Decca Records. Within a decade she had a well-established career. In 1965 she was reportedly the first folksinger to fill the Royal Albert Hall, and was described by The Times as "Britain's First Lady of Folk".
In 1966, Felix became the resident singer on the BBC television programme The Frost Report, presented by David Frost. She hosted her own shows for the BBC from 1968 to 1970, including the series Once More With Felix (the first episode was transmitted on 9 December 1967). Among those featured on her show were The Kinks, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen and Led Zeppelin's lead guitarist, Jimmy Page, who played the "White Summer" and "Black Mountain Side" guitar solo pieces. On 1 May 1967 she appeared on the German TV show Beat-Club; in September 1968 at the International Essen Song Days. She performed at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1969.
Felix with Bill Lewis prior to a joint performance in 1983
She had two UK Singles Chart hits in 1970, the first of several on the RAK label, produced by Mickie Most. The first was with the song entitled "If I Could (El Cóndor Pasa)", while the second, marginally less successful, "Heaven is Here", was written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson of Hot Chocolate. 1990 saw the release of a new album, Bright Shadows.
On 24 March 2008, she appeared on a BBC Four programme in which stars of The Frost Report gathered for a night celebrating 40 years since Frost Over England; Felix sang "Blowin' in the Wind". She has appeared at the Wynd Theatre, Melrose, Scottish Borders, on an annual basis in the 2000s.
Felix lived in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire, England, until her death, still recording and performing, appearing on stage on her 80th birthday in 2018.
Discography
Albums
1964 Julie Felix (Decca)
1965 2nd Album (Decca)
1966 3rd Album (Decca)
1966 Changes (Fontana) – UK No. 27
1967 In Concert (World)
1967 Flowers (Fontana)
1968 This World Goes Round and Round (Fontana)
1968 Julie Felix's World (Fontana)
1969 Going to the Zoo (Fontana)
1972 Clotho's Web (RAK)
1974 Lightning (EMI)
1977 Hota Chocolata (Monte Rosa)
1982 Colours in the Rain (Scranta)
1982 Blowing in the Wind (Scranta/Dingle's)
1987 Amazing Grace (Starburst)
1989 Bright Shadows (Remarkable)
1993 Branches in the Mist (Remarkable)
1995 Windy Morning (Remarkable)
1998 Fire – My Spirit (Remarkable)
2002 Starry Eyed and Laughing: Songs by Bob Dylan (Remarkable)
2008 Highway of Diamonds (Remarkable)
2018 Rock Me Goddess (Talking Elephant)
EPs
1965 Sings Dylan & Guthrie (Decca)
1966 Songs from the Frost Report (Fontana)
1967 Songs from the Frost Report, Vol.2 (Fontana)
Singles
1965 "Someday Soon" (Decca)
1966 "I Can't Touch the Sun" (Fontana)
1967 "Saturday Night" (Fontana)
1967 "The Magic of the Playground" (Fontana)
1968 "That's No Way to Say Goodbye" (Fontana)
1970 "If I Could (El Cóndor Pasa)" (RAK) – UK No. 19
1970 "Heaven Is Here" (RAK) – UK No. 22
1971 "Snakeskin" (RAK)
1971 "Moonlight" (RAK)
1972 "Fire Water Earth and Air" (RAK)
1974 "Lady With the Braid" (EMI)
1974 "Finally Getting to Know One Another" (EMI)
1974 "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" (EMI)
1977 "Hota Chocolata" (Talent)
1978 "Come Out" (Talent)
1981 "Yoke (We Believe)" (Scranta)
1981 "Dance With Me" (Scranta)
1988 "The Sea and the Sky" (Remarkable)
1992 "Woman" (Remarkable)
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