Artists – J

Julie London

Julie London was initially an actress but put her career on hold during her first marriage. Her second husband, composer and bandleader Bobby Troup, encouraged her singing. She began performing in nightclubs and, in 1955, released her first album, Julie Is Her Name, produced by Troup. Cry Me A River (written by Arthur Hamilton - a high(...)

July

Ealing-based R&B band The Tomcats responded to the dawning of the Age of Aquarius by investing in sitars and tablas and reinventing themselves as psychedelic warriors July - or 'the Eastern Hollies' as they apparently liked to be known. Their eponymous debut album (1968) was a classic of its era and is now one of the(...)

Jump Vision

Richard Knott Guitar Mark Bradridge Bass David Rowley Drums

Junior Walker & The Allstars

Junior Walker was born Autrey de Walt Jr. in Blytheville, Arkansas, in 1931, and was a teenager in South Bend, Indiana when he began playing sax. He formed a band called The All Stars and moved them first to St Louis and then to Battle Creek, Michigan. There they were signed to ex-Moonglows Harvey Fuqua's(...)

Junior Wells

Junior Wells was born Amos Blakemore in Memphis, Tennessee in 1934. While his parents farmed, Wells took an early interest in music. Wells had his first harmonica lessons from his neighbour, Junior Parker, and went on to teach himself how to play. He worked the streets, playing for tips, and moved to Chicago with his(...)

Junior’s Eyes

Founded in London in 1968 by Mick Wayne (ex-The Tickle and The Hullaballoos) with Steve Chapman on drums and Honk (real name John Lodge) on bass, Junior's Eyes quickly signed a record deal with Denny Cordell/Tony Visconti Productions. In 1969 they recorded their only album Battersea Power Station. Grom (real name Graham Kelly) joined them on vocals(...)

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