Julie Grant

  • Real Name: Vivien Foreman
  • Birth Date: July 12th, 1946
  • Birth Place: Blackpool, England
  • Julie's show business ambitions grew while she was still Vivien at Stainbeck Secondary School in Leeds where she spent her teenage years. She had learned to tap dance and sing while still in her childhood and always shone during opportunities to perform while at school. Upon leaving school she began to enter talent contests with the objective of becoming a professional singer. Julie even managed to win a contest in which one of her rivals was a very young Helen Shapiro. She apparently took her stage name from her accountant, Julian Grant, when she began dancing professionally.
    Although Julie recorded a respectable number of singles, this EP (Pye NEP24171) is her only original output, that I've so far found, to be contained within a picture sleeve. This disc contains four of the 'A' sides from her first five single releases. It is probably now easier to find these singles than this EP.

    Julie Grant's perseverance brought sufficient notice to gain her TV work and a recording contract with Pye was then forthcoming. At Pye she became one of the first singers to benefit from the skills of their young A&R wizard Tony Hatch who had recently returned there after completing his National Service. Julie's first three releases failed to chart. She did much better with "Up On The Roof" which suited her powerful young voice admirably, but this almost certainly suffered from too much competition from the popular Kenny Lynch whose version hit the market earlier. Her next song "Count On Me" did better, but even this stalled just outside the top twenty. Despite one further minor chart success Julie never quite managed to consolidate herself as a major recording star and the flow of singles stopped at the end of 1965.

    Julie has lived and worked in the USA since 1967 and carried on performing until well into the 1990s. She has now retired from foreground popular music, but she and her husband run an entertainment agency which has many 1960s stars from the UK on its books. In November 2004 there was also a major re-release of her best recordings on CD:- Julie Grant - Come To Me : The Pye Anthology (30 tracks) on Castle 1051. You can find it on Amazon or simply order it from your local music dealer if you prefer.

    1950s & 1960s 45rpm UK Discography

    • Listings include UK 45 singles releases only
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red
    • See Lower list for EP releases

    Pye 7N15430 1962 Somebody Tell Him/ Ev'ry Letter You Write  
    Pye 7N15447 1962 So Many Ways/ Unimportant Things  
    Pye 7N15461 1962 When You're Smiling/ Lonely Sixteen  
    Pye 7N15483 1962 Up On The Roof/ When You Ask About Love #33
    Pye 7N15508 1963 Count On Me/ Then Only Then #24
    Pye 7N15526 1963 That's How Heartaches Are Made// Cruel World  
    Pye 7N15545 1963 Don't Ever Let Me Down/ Somebody Cares  
    Pye 7N15590 1963 Hello Love/ It's Alright (sic)  
    Pye 7N15615 1964 Every DayI Have To Cry/ Watch What You Do With My Baby  
    Pye 7N15652 1964 You Are Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You/ I Only Care About You  
    Pye 7N15684 1964 Come To Me/ Can't Get You Out Of My Mind #31
    Pye 7N15756 1965 Baby Baby (I Still Love You)/ My World Is Empty Without You  
    Pye 7N15812 1965 Giving Up/ Cause I Believe In You  
    Pye 7N15884 1965 Lonely Without You/ As Long As I know He's Mine  
    Pye 7N15937 1965 Stop/ When The Lovin' Ends  

    1950s & 1960s UK EP Discography

    • See upper list for UK singles releases.
    • Collector's Items are shown In Red

    Pye NEP24171 1963 "This Is Julie Grant" acc.dir Tony Hatch, Bob Leaper  
    Somebody Tell Him/Up On The Roof/So Many Ways/Count On Me

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