Julie Driscoll

I became good friends with the late Giorgio Gomelsky after placing Graham Gouldman’s “For Your Love” and subsequently “Heart Full of Soul” and “Evil Hearted You” with The Yardbirds who he managed.

He also employed, and later represented, Julie Driscoll as below:

Driscoll was first employed by impresario Giorgio Gomelsky as administrator of The Yardbirds’ fan club when he convinced  her that she should take up singing professionally herself.

Her singles included a cover version of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Didn’t Want To Have To Do It” (1965), and an early Randy Newman composition, “If You Should Ever Leave Me” (1967).

She was also in The Steampacket, an R&B-styled collective with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart and the Brian Auger Trinity.

It’s Alright” is the only recording with Rod Stewart on lead vox.

After her big hit “This Wheel’s on Fire” (Bob Dylan) it was agreed that I get involved . . . so I signed her to a three-year management contract.

Here she is with Brian Augur in 1969 – 33⅓ Revolutions Per Monkee:

She should have been the consummate artiste, but she didn’t want to do live work and was incredibly particular about any work she did do.

She turned down $250,000 (a fortune in the 1960’s) for a one day shoot in New York for Revlon because she wasn’t happy to promote cosmetics, which is a measure of her genuine principles and integrity.

From Streetnoise (1969) her cover of The Doors‘ hit – “LIght My Fire“: