Week of November 6, 2005

Legend

Personnel:
Nigel Dunbar - Drums
Chris East - Guitar, Vocals
Steve Geare - Bass, Vocals
Mickey Jupp - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
John Bobin - Bass
Bill Fifield - Drums
Mo Witham - Guitar

Albums:
Legend (Bell MBLL/SBLL 115) 1969

'Red Boot' Album (Vertigo 6360 019) 1970
CD: Repertoire - RR4061-CX (1990)

Moonshine (Vertigo 6360 063) 1972
CD: Repertoire RR 4062-CX (1990)

Red Boot/Moonshine CD: Mason Records MR 56437, 2005

45s:
National Gas/Wouldn't You (Bell BLL 1048) 1969
Georgia George Part 1/July (Bell BLL 1082) 1969
Life/Late Last Night (Vertigo 6059 021) 1971
Don't You Never/Someday (Vertigo 6059 036) 1971

Formed in Southend by Mickey Jupp, Legend are often regarded as the originators of the 'pub rock' sound. They were also the first English group to feature on the Bell label. Indeed, Cheque Book from their second album was later covered by premier 'pub rock' proponents Dr. Feelgood. Bill Fifield departed to T.Rex prior to the Moonshine album, which was disappointing compared to the previous two. All three albums are now rare and quite sought-after; an assortment of tracks from all three later emerged on The Mickey Jupp Legend album (Stiff GET 2) issued in 1978.

Back in 1971 they had one cut, Foxfield Junction on Vertigo's Heads Together, First Round compilation.

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson   ISBN 1 899855 04 1


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