Polish in origin, Judie moved to England with her parents and started gigging in folk clubs before signing to Elton John’s Rocket label in 1978. Her one and only UK hit was “Stay With Me Till Dawn” which reached the lower echelons of the charts in 1979. Hard to believe she didn’t build on that success, though Milo sampled part of “SWMTD” on his hit “Need You Tonite” on the acclaimed album “Destroy Rock ‘n Roll” in 2004. She also headlined Glastonbury in 1982.
Maybe she’s one of those artists for the cognoscenti…nearly twenty albums later and countless sold out tours, despite a battle with stage fright and laryngitis, she’s still going strong. ”Yes I’ll show you a sunset, if you’ll stay with me till dawn.”
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”