SHE was best friends with Leonard Cohen, hung around with The Beatles and presented her own primetime 60s TV show. The original beatnik folk legend Julie Felix has now announced a concert at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis in April.
Signed to Decca, she was known for Californian hippy folk and South American songs such as ‘El Cóndor Pasa’.
In 1964 Julie arrived in the UK to play at legendary clubs such as The Troubadour, after leaving California and hitchhiking through Europe with her guitar. It didn’t take long before Julie was resident singer on ‘The Frost Report’, and quickly became a household name in the UK.
Four years later, Julie was given her own TV series, the first colour series produced by the BBC, and it sold to virtually every country in the world. Guests included The Kinks, Dusty Springfield, and Jimmy Page.
Throughout the 60s and 70s, Julie’s career flourished, and her music reflected her heartfelt beliefs and her love affair with nature.
Decades later, Julie was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.
What began for little Julie as simple home entertainment, as her father and his friends played Mariachi music into the small hours of the morning, has been this remarkable woman’s vocation for over half a century.
Julie Felix will appear with support acts at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Friday, April 5, with the bar opening ay 7pm for an 8pm start.
Tickets cost £14 in advance or £16.50 on the door with 10% off for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com