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Julie Tippetts (born Julie Driscoll, 8 June 1947, London, England) is an English singer and actress, best known for her 1960s versions of Bob Dylan's "This Wheel's on Fire", and Donovan's "Season of the Witch", both with Brian Auger's Trinity. She and Auger had previously worked together in the band Steampacket, with Long John Baldry and Rod Stewart.

Since the 1970s, as wife and musical collaborator of jazz musician Keith Tippett, Driscoll has concentrated on experimental vocal music. Her preferred name is now 'Julie Tippetts', thus preserving the original spelling of her husband's surname. She participated in Keith Tippett's big band Centipede and, in 1974, she took part in Robert Wyatt's Theatre Royal Drury Lane concert; released a solo album, Sunset Glow; and was the critically acclaimed lead vocalist on Carla Bley's album Tropic Appetites.

Later in the 1970s she toured with her own band, and also recorded and performed as one of the vocal quartet 'Voice', with Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton and Brian Eley.

She continues to be active in music education, and in performance settings with Tippett.


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