Julie Felix: Gracias a la Vida
Julie Felix will be celebrating her 80th birthday with a concert in The Charing Cross Theatre on the 17th June 2018.
In 1964 Julie arrived in England after leaving California and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca. In 1966 Julie became the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV programme “The Frost Report”, and quickly became a household name. She went on to appear in her own TV series on BBC1 and BBC2 and recorded hit singles on Mickey Most’s RAK label. After a break from the 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. Julie created the Remarkable Records label and released ‘Bright Shadows’, her first album for 10 years. In October 2013 she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla.
“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