Julie Driscoll

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

8 June 1947, London, England. Driscoll was employed by producer/manager Giorgio Gomelsky as administrator of the Yardbirds’ fan club when the former suggested a singing career. Her singles included a cover version of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s ‘Didn’t Want To Have To Do It’ (1965) and an early Randy Newman composition ‘If You Should Ever Leave Me’ (1967), but this period is better recalled for Driscoll’s membership of Steam Packet, an R&B-styled revue which also featured Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart and the Brian Auger Trinity. Driscoll remained with the last-named act when the larger group folded, and in 1968 had a number 5 hit with Bob Dylan’s ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’. Her striking appearance engendered much publicity, and a cool, almost disinterested vocal style formed the ideal counterpoint to Auger’s jazz-based ambitions.

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