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What happened to Julie Felix?

03 Oct 05 - 06:16 PM (#1574972)
Subject: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Slim Eric

Hey people can you recall a singer called Julie Felix who was around in the sixties? I just remmebered her and how much I was in love with her! OK so it was a fantasy that a lot of us had! Go on admit it.
Is the lovely lady still alive and if she is what is she doing now?


03 Oct 05 - 06:30 PM (#1574982)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Blowzabella

I think she's still working Eric - pretty sure I remember seeing posters for her at the venue where I work, last year - I didn't go to the show though, so can't comment on what she did.


03 Oct 05 - 06:49 PM (#1575002)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST

http://www.knibb.org/juliefelix/


03 Oct 05 - 06:50 PM (#1575003)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST

Julie Felix Website


03 Oct 05 - 07:04 PM (#1575022)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: ad1943

Was she the folk singer on the David Frost Show?

AD
from Australia


03 Oct 05 - 07:12 PM (#1575029)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST

she's going to the zoo tomorrow


03 Oct 05 - 07:54 PM (#1575059)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Don Firth

I saw Julie Felix only once.

In the early Seventies, "The Val Doonican Show" was a summer replacement for "The Andy Williams Show," and I got to watching the Doonican show because he was personable, a pretty good singer, and he sang a lot of Tom Paxton's songs, among others. He also had some interesting guests on, such as Burl Ives. Many of his guests were singers I had never heard before. One was Julie Felix. She did a couple of solos and she and Doonican did some duets.

I was highly impressed. As far as I know, other than the guesting in the Doonican show, she never got to this side of the pond, but I could be wrong. I've often wondered where she was and what she was doing.

Don Firth


03 Oct 05 - 09:22 PM (#1575115)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Effsee

Don, Julie Felix had her own show on BBC in the 1968 and had stalwarts of the folk scene as guests every week. She's still performing and her voice is as good, if not better, than ever!
Check out her website as above. Remarkable woman.


03 Oct 05 - 10:05 PM (#1575140)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: nager

I too remember Julie Felix from the 60s and saw her here in Austrlaia at Newcastle NSW a few years ago at a small theatre.
Got to talk to her after the show and reminisce a little about the 60s, especially the Isle of Wight 1969 festival which I attended. It was headed up by Dylan and Julie sang there too.. along with a host of others (but that's another story).
Julie was actually married to David Frost for a time.
At Newcastle she still sounded great (and looked good too!) and had her daughter with her. Great lady


04 Oct 05 - 01:06 AM (#1575205)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: The Villan

Julie Felix will be appearing at the Gainsborough Folk Festival in Lincolnshire England starting on Friday October the 21st.

http://www.angelfire.com/folk/gainsboroughfolk/festival.html


04 Oct 05 - 02:44 AM (#1575230)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Sooz sans cookie

Here is what it says in the Gainsborough Folk Festival programme:
In 1964 Julie was the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company. Since then, she has played all over the world and notched up 40 years as a professional musician.
"Life is a journey. My journey has had its laughter and its tears, but I consider myself very blessed. I have made England my home, and you have made me feel loved and welcome...thank you from the bottom of my heart. May music help love and peace find a safe and secure place in your hearts."
Why not come along and see her? (21st - 23rd October)


04 Oct 05 - 02:57 AM (#1575236)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Georgiansilver

Looking forward to the Gainsborough Festival this year....I had a thing about Julie Felix in the 60's and saw her at the song competition final last year. She still looks good and I hope she does sing as good or better as someone mentioned earlier.
Besat wishes, Mike.

PS Come to the Festival...great last year!....greater this year?


04 Oct 05 - 04:13 AM (#1575260)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Strollin' Johnny

Get in the queue GS - we all had a thing for Julie! :-)
I can't wait to meet her at the GainsFest, just hope that meeting one of my heroines (not to mention adolescent lusts) after all these years doesn't turn me into Terry Fuckwit! I'm blushing already! LOL.
S:0)


04 Oct 05 - 04:28 AM (#1575268)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST, Hamish

She played The Famous Willows Folk Club in Arundel during the summer, and they had to put up "house full" notices ten minutes after the doors opened. Now there's a hot tip for club bookers. ~8^)


04 Oct 05 - 05:11 AM (#1575286)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: The Villan

now now GS and Strollin'. Down boys :-)


04 Oct 05 - 05:51 AM (#1575297)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: John MacKenzie

Never a fan myself, I do however vaguely remember her singing as part of a duo at one time way back when, and they were good.
Giok


04 Oct 05 - 05:57 AM (#1575303)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Fidjit

Well Eric,Just to make you jealous. Back in the Sixties when she was at the Swindon Folk Club. I kissed Julie. Right on the mouth. Never been the same since.


04 Oct 05 - 07:15 AM (#1575340)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,pip

so julie just afew months ago at whitby pavilion looks just the same if not better. blast.


04 Oct 05 - 07:47 AM (#1575358)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST

Saw her a few years ago at Redditch festival.

Must say, I never thought much of her, one of those 'right time, right place' people who rapidly get left behind by the real quality people.

Saw her at the Isle of Wight festival in 1969, and I must say I thought she was one of the lowlights of the afternoon. She was even reduced to singing Dylan covers before Dylan came on. How embarassing is that?

But yes, I used to think she was pretty and she doesn't look all that different nowe.


04 Oct 05 - 08:43 AM (#1575400)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Snuffy

At the Bishops Castle FF in 2002 she took part in a Sunday morning singaround. Afterwards a delighted S*** Z***** said "Julie Felix borrowed my guitar! When I get home I'm going to boil the strings and drink the water"


04 Oct 05 - 09:58 AM (#1575455)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Jim McLean

In the early sixties, Julie, Nigel Denver and I played the American camps in Garmisch Patenkirchen, I played the pipes! What a combination. When she decided to go to London I gave her my brother's address and she eventually met Bruce Dunnett through whom she arranged a contract with Decca. I don't think she ever married David Frost but she lived in the same building as I visited her once with my then girlfriend, now my wife. That whould be pre-1966 as we got hitched then. I haven't seen her for about 40 years but if anyone runs into her tell her I was asking after her. She was great fun.


04 Oct 05 - 10:22 AM (#1575476)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Impressed

What a crafty way to promote the Gainsborough Festival.

Start what appears to be a totally unrelated thread asking what happened to Julie Felix then drop in a promotional thread about her appearing shortly at the Gainsborough Festival then follow-up with a few more threads about how wonderful Gainsborough is.

Brilliant promotion!


04 Oct 05 - 11:31 AM (#1575536)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Georgiansilver

Guest impressed is impressed eh? I suppose promotion of any sort has to be good but there is the odd negative vibe appearing here. Not all the thread has been positive. However, having not seen her perform for many years I can only look forward to sampling her singing again and hope she is as good. Bet she is!!!!!!!
Best wishes, Mike.


04 Oct 05 - 11:33 AM (#1575539)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Georgiansilver

By the way...isn't Slim Eric from the U.S? I have seen some of his posts and the use of grammar would suggest American rather than English. Perhaps someone knows him/her.


04 Oct 05 - 11:36 AM (#1575543)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,BusyBee Paul

Wot, you bored GS?!

I am (should be busy at work but what the heck!)


04 Oct 05 - 12:26 PM (#1575595)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Strollin' Johnny

Jim, Nigel Denver was the guest at the inaugural night of the first-ever Gainsborough Folk Club, and I wuz there! Small world innit! It was late-sixties (I lived in a permanent haze then, but I'd guess at around 1967) and it was at the Horse & Groom pub (better known by the locals as The Arse and Doom). The club went on to become The Bothy, and everybody who was anybody played there during the late 60's and early/mid-70's. I think Nigel was residing in Lincoln, and did for some time after. Heady days!
S:0)


04 Oct 05 - 03:53 PM (#1575759)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Pompey

Last time I saw Julie Felix was at the Railway Folk Club in Portsmouth in the late 90s.

I have to say she wasn't brilliant.

A colleague and I left early saying "Thanks for the memories".


04 Oct 05 - 04:28 PM (#1575803)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Jim McLean

Strollin' Johnny, yes, I think he did live in Lincoln then but later moved to Birmingham where is is today. Heady days indeed and I think we were all in a bit of a haze. When we were in Germany I looked after Julie's suspenders when the temperature rose .. imagine, imagine!


04 Oct 05 - 07:07 PM (#1575946)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Mr Happy

caught a glimpse thru the window of the concert at the Rawhead Gathering this year!


05 Oct 05 - 07:51 AM (#1576324)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Strollin' Johnny

Woooooooooo-Hoo! The mind boggles Jim!
S:0)


05 Oct 05 - 08:01 AM (#1576334)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Trevor

I've seen her two or three times in the last couple of years - that was a real nice sesh at the BC weekend that Snuffy referred to. I got a kiss from her as well.

Saw her earlier this year at a village hall do in deepest Shropshire - I really like her delivery, although I can understand it not being to everyone's taste.

And, topical today of all days, I think she was resident for a while on The Two Ronnies show - before Barbara Dickson.


05 Oct 05 - 09:01 AM (#1576379)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Tig

Saw her guesting at the Hardraw Gathering (not Rawhead Mr H) in August. This was part of her 'Rainbow' tour.


05 Oct 05 - 12:26 PM (#1576542)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Mr Happy

Drat!

Of coarse, Har draws what I meant!


06 Oct 05 - 02:46 AM (#1576922)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby

Had the pleasure, two years back in September 2003, of MCing her at Portpatrick Folk Fest.in Scotland and what a delighful woman to spend time with. All on the bill, including Anthony John Clarke, Vicki & Tref. Willaims, North Sea Gas and me(!) shared same dressing room!!!! Venue = village hall, so it was an intimate affair - concert AND dressing room!!!!
Only one mirror - we let Julie have first use of it. She seemed to have several mobile 'phones all charging up at once!!!! Phew, Showbiz eh?
A gracious lady and good company, she brought the house down and not just with her 60s material. She's still writing, and choosing others' first-rate songs.
We all encored together with "Wild Mountain Thyme." A good memory to have. Long may she run.


06 Oct 05 - 06:55 AM (#1576976)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Roger the Skiffler

Yes, I always liked her in the '60s but hated that "ZOO" song that was done to death. Nice to know she's still active.

RtS


06 Oct 05 - 09:15 AM (#1576978)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: BanjoRay

The ZOO song was the worst thing anybody's ever done to Woody Guthrie. She used to murder some classic folk stuff back in the sixties, and only got anywhere because she looked good. Wrong voice, wrong guitar, a taste -free zone. Just my opinion!
Ray


06 Oct 05 - 01:36 PM (#1577256)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Lanfranc

The ZOO song was Paxton, not Guthrie, Ray!

I've booked her a couple of times over the years, she was never up there with Sandy Denny, Linda Thompson or Barbara Dickson, IMHO, but I never lost money on her gigs. I seem to recall that she'd gone a bit militant feminist last time I saw her, but it was a while ago and that phase may have passed.

Pleasant rather than exciting or charismatic sums her up for me.

Alan


06 Oct 05 - 03:10 PM (#1577333)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: BanjoRay

There goes another dozen brain cells
Ray


06 Oct 05 - 06:27 PM (#1577523)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Jim McLean

I found her suspenders quite exiting ...


10 Oct 05 - 04:59 PM (#1580452)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Mr Red

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Tues 18 Oct 7.15pm

Tickets £9/£6ch/£28fam Tel 01398 341615 BAR

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since you asked


11 Oct 05 - 07:58 AM (#1580858)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Mr Red with server problems

Wednesday 19 October 2005 - Julie Felix - Paignton
Palace Theatre, box office 01803 665800

Saturday 22 October 2005 - Julie Felix - Topsham

if you are going to Topsham - say hello to Pete the Heckler for me.
You'll spot him - trust me.


24 Oct 05 - 04:27 AM (#1589473)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Georgiansilver

WELL. No disrespect to those of you who were somewhat negative about Julie Felix in the current Folk scene but you must have caught her on a bad day!
She was the Star guest at Gainsborough Folk Festival this year and brought some absolute magic with her performance, reflecting the protest songs of the past and present and cultural songs from her own framework.
Her performance was dynamic and what a lovely lady!
Best wishes, Mike.


24 Oct 05 - 04:45 AM (#1589483)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Strollin' Johnny

Yep, Julie's Very much alive and well, and is a remarkable lady. A truly powerful performer still, her incredibly powerful voice sounds great, she plays some fine guitar, and she comes across as committed to the world she loves as ever she was.

I was a very proud guy when I introduced her at the Gainsborough Festival yesterday, and even prouder when I thanked her at the end of her (long by anyone's standards) set. She stormed the place, and she goes down in my book as one hell of a performer.

Julie's one of the Greats.


24 Oct 05 - 04:49 AM (#1589488)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: the fence

Reckon you have just about said everything that we all felt SJ. Amazing woman.


24 Oct 05 - 09:08 AM (#1589605)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Tam the man

She appeared at the Irvine folk club and the Marymass Folk festival a few years ago, marymass folk festival is also run by the Irvine folk club.

Tom frae Saltcoats Scotland


17 Apr 10 - 06:13 AM (#2888460)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Wendy re: Theatre on the Steps, Bridgnorth

She IS still going strong, voice is better than I remember. It was good to hear old favorites after all these years plus songs she'd written herself that I'd never heard. She made the audience laugh & cry with passion & sensitivity and she came out after the concert which was a real pleasure to all of us who queued to talk to her.


17 Apr 10 - 07:05 AM (#2888472)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Terry McDonald

Five years late, but it was Dave Evans (who ran Dorchester Folk Club in the mid 60s) that Julie Felix was married to.


17 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM (#2888775)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Cusco

She certainly never went away just cut down and changed emphasis. I was in Glastonbury a few tears back. The town that is not the festival. She was a main name artist at the Goddess convention.
I then went to her more recently at The Square Chapel, Halifax. She was very good. Strange penchant for kicking her foot over her head and I don't think she'd changed the strings on the martin since the sixties.
She did "Halleleluja" far better than any of the hopefulls on pop idol or whatever it was. She explained that Cohen had borrowed her guitar to write songs when they were in Europe at the start of the sixties.
Pretty good.


18 Apr 10 - 11:37 AM (#2889158)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: sapper82

Well, I saw her at Burntwood a few years back and then at Crich Folk event last year and the year before.
Still very good and VERY professional!

Last year at Crich

And the year before


18 Apr 10 - 02:31 PM (#2889236)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Steve Parkes

Is that Burntwood Staffs, sapper? I saw her at -- what was the name of the pub?? Tackeroo Junction was the resident band, anyway. Julie was on with her daughter. Don't think I actually sang that night. (I know when I'm outclassed!)


12 Oct 14 - 01:42 PM (#3668397)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Isabel

I saw Julie Felix in great form at Charlton House last September. What an amazing woman. At her 70+ full of beans, had us up with a standing ovation. Lucky us to have her in a small venue like that, organised by the Global Fusion and Arts community.


12 Oct 14 - 02:59 PM (#3668425)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Ian Hendrie

As this old thread has popped up it gives me a chance to mention that Julie is appearing in Stockport on Monday 8th December. Tickets are available on the website and are selling well. Looking forward to it!

Midway Folk Club - Julie Felix


12 Oct 14 - 03:43 PM (#3668439)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Backwoodsman

My band did a charity gig in Bucks in July which Julie appeared in. She was, as ever, superb.


12 Oct 14 - 07:36 PM (#3668474)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,guest

What happened - dunno but Daddys taking her to the Zoo tomorrow - ding dong.


13 Oct 14 - 02:09 PM (#3668714)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Desi C

Julie is still going strong, she appeared in my home town Kilkenny just a year ago, and locally in a Folk Club in Stourbridge (Near Dudley) fairly recently and I see her gigs advertised now and again in the Folk Monthly magazine


14 Oct 14 - 03:08 AM (#3668889)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,DTM

Saw her a few years ago at a gig in Scotland.
Enjoyed hearing her sing again.

"We stood in the windy city" ;-)


14 Oct 14 - 06:45 AM (#3668931)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing

This morning I saw, in Sevenoaks, notices for Julie Felix at the "Stag Theatre" this month.


14 Oct 14 - 09:08 AM (#3668956)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,henryp

Julie Felix Gig Guide

18 Oct 2014 The Stag, Sevenoaks

25 Oct 2014 Mexican Goddess Conference, Los Cabos

14 Nov 2014 St Mary's in the Castle, 7 Pelham Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3AF

29 Nov 2014 The Square Chapel Halifax

08 Dec 2014 Midway Folk Club Stockport


04 Dec 14 - 12:39 PM (#3682507)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Ian

Monday 8th December 2014
Midway Folk Club
Stockport


29 Apr 16 - 01:25 AM (#3787742)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Kesnue

She was brilliant in Preston last night!


29 Apr 16 - 02:41 AM (#3787750)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Backwoodsman

My band is on at the same charity event with Julie again in Bucks. in July.


12 Oct 16 - 04:32 PM (#3814266)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Gilly

She played Manchester Free Trade Hall the same night Banddoggs were doing their inaugural gig at a club round the corner.78 or 79 ? Talk about timing !!!


12 Oct 16 - 04:50 PM (#3814275)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Backwoodsman

I was talking to her in July. She's fine, and still a great performer.


31 Aug 19 - 09:05 AM (#4006659)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Roger the Skiffler

According to Wiki she's now 81 and living in Chorleywood Herts.
Guardian article last year:Guardian Interview

RtS


31 Aug 19 - 09:12 AM (#4006660)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Backwoodsman

Roger, Julie played one of the Glastonbury stages this year.
For the past few years she’s attended a charity day my band always plays at in Buckinghamshire - she’s always very friendly, and does a very nice half-hour-or-so guest-spot - but I guess Glasto took priority this year!


31 Aug 19 - 10:12 AM (#4006672)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Tattie Bogle

Saw a poster for another appearance at Whitby next month, while we were there at the recent Folk Week. Saw her maybe 7-8 years back in Edinburgh: thought her stage presence was great, but the voice had gone (or maybe she just had laryngitis that night?)


31 Aug 19 - 10:26 AM (#4006677)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: Nick

Playing on the Isle of Wight right about now


31 Aug 19 - 10:40 AM (#4006678)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,Starship

https://www.juliefelix.co.uk/    Her website.


31 Aug 19 - 08:13 PM (#4006724)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: GUEST,LarryTheRadioGuy

I just saw her in a movie---in the old days and currently. Marianne and Leonard.   A great documentary.


31 Aug 19 - 09:30 PM (#4006729)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: vectis

I booked her for the Seaford Folk Club about 15 years ago and had to move to a larger venue. She ended up with a bigger wage than she had agreed to and the club still did OK out of the deal.

A real professional to her fingertips and she was in fine form that night so all the punters went home happy.


01 Sep 19 - 02:28 AM (#4006739)
Subject: RE: What happened to Julie Felix?
From: The Sandman

Norwich folk club Friday 13 December: JULIE FELIX