Julie Felix, icon of the folk/protest movement of the 1960’s, who will be celebrating 50 years in the world of music this year is set to perform at the Stag this October.
As a young singer/songwriter guitarist, she arrived in England after leaving California in 1964 and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca.
In 1966, Julie headlined Croydon’s Fairfield Hall, and later became the first British-based folk singer to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. The now sought-after album Julie Felix Live in Concert was a recording of part of this concert, and featured her interpretation of Dylan’s Love Minus Zero/No Limit. In the same year she became the resident singer on The Frost Report, which led to her own TV series in 1968 - the first in colour to be produced by the BBC. Guests included Spike Milligan, Richard Harris, Leonard Cohen, Dusty Springfield, Donovan and Jimmy Page.
In 1970, Julie signed with Mickie Most’s RAK label and became the first artist to have a hit on the label with Paul Simon’s If I Could (El Condor Pasa). Her 1972 RAK album Clotho’s Web included musicians John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Danny Thompson of Pentangle, and the late superstar drummer Cozy Powell. . After a break from music world in the 1980’s, Julie began singing for Latin American Refugees, for woman’s and gay rights and for peace projects including protests against the war in the Gulf. She later created the Remarkable Records label and released ‘Bright Shadows’, her first album for 10 years.
In June 2013, she performed at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre to celebrate her 75th birthday and in October she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla.
Julie will be performing her own music, songs from her Mexican/American background, protest songs and new material over the course of the evening, as well as sharing her memories and stories built up over half a century of performing. Despite this, she has lost none of her energy, passion or compassion.
“There are those among us who just have to play and sing; to whom there can be no question of quitting; to whom their work is not a job but a calling. Julie Felix is one such musician.” Steve Harley
Performance: Saturday October 18, 8pm
Ticket Price: £13.50
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