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2020 Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020

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Subject: Obit: Julie Felix 22/3/20
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 12:46 PM

Just read that Julie passed away in her sleep on the evening of Sunday, 22nd March, following a short illness.

I had the privilege of meeting Julie several times, and playing on the same bill a couple of occasions. Julie was a lovely lady, and a fine singer, musician, and entertainer. She will be sadly missed, and the world is a poorer place without her.

RIP Julie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix 22/3/20
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 01:15 PM

RIP Julie, lovely lady spoke to her at one of the south London folk clubs many years ago and I think it was the Ludlow Festival in 1999.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Brian May
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 02:46 PM

Remember her well from the late 60s.

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 02:47 PM

Sad news: a part of my folk music growing up. One of the first LPs I bought was hers, and also remember her series on BBC TV.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 03:22 PM

I met Julie when she played in Halifax a few years ago, I had always liked her singing and choice of songs, I fell in love when I met her, beautiful person, great singer. RIP Julie.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: fat B****rd
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 04:37 PM

Sad news, indeed. I love the clip of her and The ISB playing "Painting Box". RIP Miss Felix


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Tunesmith
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 04:59 PM

Back in mid-sixties, I had a mate who was besotted with Julie. She was house-hold name in the UK back then, indeed, Julie would have been more well known to the British public, back then, than Joan Baez would have been to the American public.
   I saw her perform a number of times and I always loved her repertoire.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 05:21 PM

I once served her at a uni bar when she was doing a gig in the union.
Lovely person, lovely voice, lovely songs.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 06:54 PM

Obituary in the Evening Standard newspaper was picked up by MSN news
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/music/folk-singer-julie-felix-dies-aged-81/


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: rich-joy
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 06:55 PM

Here is Julie with Robin Williamson and Mike Heron of ISB, singing "Painting Box" as mentioned above :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dscxlAoODc

I always liked this one of hers : "Fire, Water, Earth and Air" (c.1972) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmZgUDoKFQE

and this 1968 clip singing with Leonard Cohen (Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1EJ-ITAcEU

and here from 1967 joined by Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick on "Early Morning Rain" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_liRz8LJ90

Not sure if her show was ever shown Down Under??

But like many folks, my intro to the lovely Julie was "Someday Soon" :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Vjv6-CcKs


Had no idea there were so many clips of her music on YouTube.
Vale, Julie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Felipa
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 07:00 PM

https://www.standard.co.uk/topic/julie-felix

Folk singer Julie Felix dies aged 81
The protest singer was dedicated to a number of humanitarian causes
---------------------------------------------Katie Rosseinsky ----
The American-born folk singer Julie Felix has died at the age of 81 after a short illness, according to her agent.
The musician, who moved to the UK from California in 1964, rose to fame as the resident singer on Sir David Frost’s show The Frost Report and also hosted her own programme on the BBC titled Once More With Felix.

The show featured Leonard Cohen, Spike Milligan, Dusty Springfield, The Kinks and The Bee Gees.
Her agent Fran Collier said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we announce that folk legend Julie Felix died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday evening March 22 after a short illness.

“We offer our condolences to Julie’s family, friends and legions of fans at this time.
“She was a legend who will never be forgotten.”

Felix, who lived in the Chorleywood area of Hertfordshire, is said to have become the first solo folk performer signed to a major British record label.
She was also one of the artists to perform at the first Isle Of Wight Festival and returned to perform there in subsequent years.

Felix, who sang protest songs, championed various causes throughout her life and visited the Middle East as a humanitarian ambassador for Christian Aid, campaigned on behalf of Latin American refugees and founded the Guitars Against Landmines fundraising campaign.
Felix was still performing at venues across the country up until her death.
-----------------------With reporting by Press Association


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: GUEST,Clive Pownceby
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 07:58 PM

Fond memories of MCing her at Portpatrick Festival in 2003. A bijou 3 day event where main stage was the 200-seater village hall and facilities were, well let's say fairly spartan. I shared a dressing room with her - in fact all of us, - Anthony John Clarke, North Sea Gas et al shared that dressing room too! A gracious woman and my abiding memory is of her having several mobile phones in that tiny room, all on charge!
She led us all in 'Wild Mountain Thyme' to end Saturday night's concert.
The following day her workshop included tales of life on the road, TV success and what it was like to be involved at the start of the 'boom.'
Good company, a delightful lady and a sad loss.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Jim McLean
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 07:30 AM

We were a trio, myself, Julie and Nigel Denver in 1961/2 in Germany, playing the American army bases in Garmisch PartenKirchen Kirchen.
I played the pipes. I gave Julie an introduction to Bruce Dunnet and she went to London and the rest is history. She was a lovely lass and a great lover of Woody Guthrie.
Sadly missed.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:01 AM

Very sad indeed. RIP Julie and condolences to her family.and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: GUEST,addison10
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 10:41 AM

Obituary in the Guardian...

Julie Felix Obituary in The Guardian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 11:54 AM

I was tasked to meet Julie at Liverpool St. Station in the early 60s & escort her to Chelmsford Folk Club in deepest Essex. On the first of several such excursions, Julie, who was carrying two guitars, tripped on the stairs, the poor lass measuring her length on the concourse...one guitar went north-west, the other, north-east. Apart from a grazed knee, she was unhurt & both guitars undamaged. It was only after she had 'dusted herself off' that I noticed her high heels. Julie was a unique talent, loved by our audiences. Her version of 'Masters of War' was gripping & spine-tingling. Sleep well, dear Julie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: punkfolkrocker
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 01:12 PM

I remember watching her TV show when I was kid.
But now can't recall anything about them..

Though, she must have sown folkie seeds in me,
and countless other 1960s children...


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Subject: RE: Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 05:00 PM

Sad news indeed. I have added Julie to the "In Memoriam" thread. I've listed her as an English Folk Singer although she was born in the USA. My condolences to all those who know and love her.

RIP


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 24 Mar 20 - 08:47 PM

Met ger a few times in the UK.... First meeting was in Tupholme Manor. Bardney in the early 1970s at the huge outdoor festival. Great singer and good company... R,I.P. Julie. xx


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 25 Mar 20 - 04:45 AM

'She was also one of the artists to perform at the first Isle Of Wight Festival and returned to perform there in subsequent years.'

Just for the sake of accuracy/pedantry, I can't find any record that she appeared at the first IOW festival in 1968, but she was definitely there for the 1969 'Dylan' event. I can well remember the expression on her face when, after a very well received set,she asked for requests, and got a near-unanimous call for 'Going to the Zoo'.

She was a great ambassador for acoustic music over many years, and will be much missed.


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Subject: Obit: Julie Felix
From: Hrothgar
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 03:24 AM

Thought this would have been up here already.

Wonderful singer, wonderful person. RIP.


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Subject: RE: 2020 Obit: Julie Felix - March 22, 2020
From: Gavin Paterson
Date: 26 Mar 20 - 10:04 PM

I had no idea as to the depth of her work.

On Sunday 29th at 6pm on Celtic Music Radio I'll broadcast my tribute to Julie by playing two hours of her music.

I'm far from an expert. Like many, MANY, of my age, I first head her on Saturday mornings, taking us to the zoo, the zoo, the zoo. I then was aware of her as just another singer with a Saturday tea-time show on BBC. For a long time she meant no more to me than say, Cilla Black. And no harm to Cilla.

It was only when I started doing the Balladeers show and started seriously collecting the old vinyl that I was in any way aware of her contribution.

When she passed a few days ago, I was a little surprised to see all the comments about how she encouraged the emerging Folk "Second Wave" to quote Rab Noakes. And everything that I've read and heard since backs that up. So I'm going to try and dig as deep as I can- given that almost everything apart from three Decca LPs is out of print.

Sunday 29th March, 6pm to 8pm GMT on Celtic Music Radio and 95FM in Greater Glasgow.


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