Mention of the legendary Bridget St John often seems to induce a misty-eyed, faraway look; many a student room in the Sixties and Seventies would have echoed to her distinctive voice. She recorded three albums on John Peel’s Dandelion label from 1969-72, before moving to New York.
Bridget’s impressive voice is deep and resonant. It’s a voice made for melancholy, and you can’t argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work, such as Ask Me No Questions.
‘The best lady singer-songwriter in the country” John Peel
Bridget St John is best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel’s Dandelion record label. Peel produced her debut album Ask Me No Questions.
Bridget also recorded a large number of BBC Radio and Peel Sessions and toured regularly on the British college and festival circuit. Her first stage performances were proposed and staged by Bernard Brandon, her drama mentor at Sheffield University in 1964-5.
An accomplished guitar player, Bridget credits John Martyn and Michael Chapman as her ‘musical brothers’.
John Peel & his Dandelion Record Label
Bridget recorded a considerable number of live sessions for John Peel’s radio programmes. Archive recordings of these sessions exist and have been made available on CD and sometimes are broadcast on Radio 6 by DJ’s such as Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and Mark Riley.
In addition Bridget St John was the first artist to be recorded by John Peel for release on his Dandelion record label. In all she recorded 3 albums for Dandelion