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Julie Driscoll Brief Biography
Born in London on June 8th, 1947, Julie Driscoll was one of the faces of the '60s, with short cropped hair, and bewitching eyes. She was the coolest of the cool!
Getting an insight into the world of pop, through her work with The Yardbirds fan club, she was encouraged by the band's then manager, Giorgio Gomelsky, to pursue a career as a singer. Her career began in 1963, with the release of her first single, 'Take Me By The Hand'. In '65 she joined a rhythm and blues group called Steampacket, which, in retrospect, seems a bit of a precursor of the late '60s supergroups, boasting Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry and Brian Auger - though all were unknowns at the time.
When Steampacket ended, Julie teamed up with organist Brian to sing with the Brian Auger Trinity, and in '68 they had a number 5 hit in the UK as the long-winded Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, with Bob Dylan's 'This Wheel's On Fire' - now well known for being the theme song of hit Brit sitcom, 'Absolutely Fabulous'.
Julie then moved onto a solo career, and her debut solo album was entitled the year of its release - '1969'. Her later husband, Keith Tippett, played piano on the record. This was quite an experimental album, and her later work has been in a similar vein.
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Mind Your Own Music, the Keith Tippett/Julie (Driscoll) Tippetts website.
JULIE DRISCOLL & BRIAN AUGER MUSIC - CDs and Vinyl
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