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Folk singer Julie Felix, RIP

Julie Felix. Photo: AnnFran Morris/Creative Commons

By Steve Johnson in Britain:

Saturday, April 4, 2020

OBITUARY: Julie Felix: Singer and peace campaigner

AT THE height of her fame in the 1960s Julie Felix, who died on March 22 at the age of 81, was often referred to as “Britain’s First Lady of Folk”. despite coming from California.

It was in Britain, however, where her musical career developed. After travelling through Europe, with the help of communist folk artist Bruce Dunnett, she initially started performing in folk clubs in Britain.

Landing a record contract with Decca, her debut album in 1964 consisted largely of cover versions of songs by artists like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton.