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Julie Felix - singer

When folk and protester singer Julie Felix, a strong believer in environmentalism and the need to take care of our planet, heard about Jeremy's project she was immediately moved to write a song.  'On Wings of Waste'  is her call for you all to support the campaign. 

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Julie's contribution to music and the protest movement is widely respected – particularly by her fellow musicians. Says Steve Harley, star of Cockney Rebel: “Julie cares passionately about this world and its future. And she cares deeply about music and its healing powers.

“There are those amongst 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 of those people.”     

Julie came over to the UK from California in 1964 and was the first solo folk performer signed to a major British record label when she agreed a contract with Decca.

Two years later she became the resident singer on ‘The Frost Report’ presented by Sir David Frost and from 1968 to 1971 hosted her own TV shows on the BBC including ‘Once More with Felix’.

During this period she introduced the then unknown Leonard Cohen to European audiences and her show also featured Spike Milligan, Dusty Springfield, The Four Tops, Tim Buckley, The Kinks, The Bee Gees and many more.

In the sixties, she performed for Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, as well as the King of Norway, and Jomo Kenyatta, on his release from prison.

She recorded with the late Mickie Most and has collaborated musically with John Paul Jones, Cozy Powell, and Kiki Dee. In 1969 she was one of the artists on stage at the first Isle of Wight Festival and she returned to appear there again two years ago.

During her career Julie has sung out for many causes. She has visited the Middle East as a humanitarian ambassador for Christian Aid; campaigned for Latin American refugees and founded ‘Guitars against Landmines’.