Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity | Artist
Brian Auger and the Trinity was a British progressive jazz-rock band formed 1965 in London by keyboardist & vocalist Brian Auger, Gary Boyle (guitar, vocals), Dave Ambrose (guitar, bass, vocals), and Clive Thacker (drums, percussion, vocals). Vocalist Julie Driscoll (Julie Tippetts) performed and recorded with the band, as well as maintaining a solo career. Driscoll and Auger both had previously worked in Steampacket along with Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart. The band made a name for themselves with the release of their debut album Open (renamed Jools in the US), which contained a stunning version of the Donovan song "Season of the Witch". They then shot to prominence in 1968 with the release of a cover of the Bob Dylan-penned "This Wheel's on Fire". This led to them opening for Led Zeppelin at the Rose Palace concerts in Pasadena, California on 2 and 3 May 1969. The band went on to release a number of superb singles and EP's but only one more studio album, the excellent Streetnoise, from 1969. Other standout releases include the self titled compilation from 1982, and the 2019 archival release Live on Air 1967-68 containing UK and French TV performances. After the band seperated in 1970, Brian Auger continued in a progressive jazz fusion direction with his band Oblivian Express, while Julie Driscoll, who married musician jazz pianist Keith Tippett (adopting the original spelling of his name 'Tippetts'), continued as a soloist, moving more into experimental vocal music. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & the Trinity's name will always be linked with their hit "This Wheel's on Fire", with the sound and imagery which typified the psychedelic era in British rock music of the 60's. Driscoll recorded the song again in the early 1990s with Adrian Edmondson, as the theme to the BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous.
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