|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock jazz 60s female vocalists psychedelic jazz rock greatrockers favorite vocalists 60s girls british favorite artists female vocals|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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 Spoonfuls Didnt 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 Driscolls 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 Dylans This Wheels On Fire. Her striking appearance engendered much publicity, and a cool, almost disinterested vocal style formed the ideal counterpoint to Augers jazz-based ambitions.
Jools left the group following the...