Julie Rogers (b. April 6, 1943) is an English traditional pop singer with a clear and powerful voice best known for "The Wedding," an English language remake of "La Novia," a popular song by Joaquin Prieto. Over the years, her signature song has been become a standard at countless weddings around the world.
Born Julie Rolls in London, she began her show business career in 1959 working as a dancer in Spain. After working a number of odd jobs, she joined the Teddy Foster Orchestra as a singer and toured with the band in the U.K. and abroad. In 1964, she signed with Philips and recorded her first single, "It's Magic," which was previously a hit for Doris Day in 1948.
Rogers made her debut on the U.S. charts in 1964 with "The Wedding," which topped the Adult Contemporary charts and became a Top 10 hit Pop/Rock hit. In addition, this wedding classic topped the Australian charts and became a top hit in the U.K., Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. The following year, Rogers had a minor hit in the U.S. with "Like A Child," which also became a Top 20 U.K. hit, and she had another U.K. hit later that year with "Hawaiian Wedding Song."
Rogers has continued to tour and perform actively and maintains a devoted worldwide following. In 2003, she released "Sing Another Song," an album of mostly self-penned new songs.
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