Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Julie Driscoll began her musical career as the president of the Yardbirds fanclub and, under the tutelage of their manager/producer Giorgio Gomelsky, was encouraged to try her hand as a singer. Her first professional performance was with a group he managed called  Steampacket led by Long John Baldry. Her debut was alongside the band's male vocalist Rod Stewart. She also teamed up with future partner Brian Auger - ultimately both leaving the group and forming Julie Discoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity.

Samuel Robert

In 1968, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity had a #5 UK - charted hit with their version of the Rick Danko/Bob Dylan song This Wheel's on Fire.

Feather Explosion - Boas by Gregory

Fans of Jennifer Saunders' wonderful British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous will recognize Driscoll's revamp of the hit which she recorded with Adrian Edmondson as the theme for the BBC series.

Dont Walk Away Renee

Julie Driscoll
The Prettiest Girl On The Beat
Photography: Richard Avedon
Vogue August 1968

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