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The latest news
Here we are again with another blatant marketing ploy for Spring!
If you buy ‘NIL LYRICUS SHETLANDIUM’ Album by Mickey and Chris
we will send you ‘TILL YOU MAKE IT HOME’ Album by Chris East
You just pay £10 + postage (£3.25) and receive TWO ALBUMS!
….If you order ‘A LIVING LEGEND’ the Live Double Album of their
get-together gig at The Riga Music Bar, Westcliff
We will include the Double Album ‘UTOPIA’ by Guitarist and songwriter, Mark East
You just pay £15 + postage(£3.25) and receive
TWO DOUBLE ALBUMS!!
Way back in time, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, Chris East made an album called ‘Hotel in the Country’ on GTO Records.
Unfortunately no-one bought it, so Chris moved to the Lake District and joined his old school friend, Mickey Jupp. They wrote some songs together………….and remained poor.
But now, in an unaccustomed burst of philanthropy, and to celebrate what is obviously going to be the year they both become millionaires, we have a wonderful offer for all you LEGEND fans. If you buy the new studio Legend album ‘David’ (featuring songs Mick and Chris wrote together and individually) you will get a copy of
‘Hotel in the Country’
I know! Hard to believe, isn’t it? So, sit down, relax, take a breather and consider the enormity of this offer..........I almost can’t believe it myself!
Now…..back in the real world……….
…..this album is made up of selected tracks recorded over the last 30 years in front rooms, back rooms and studios,
All we’ve done is run them through the ‘production process’ and rolled them in glitter! Hope you enjoy the result.
PRICE: £10.00 + £3.25p&p
The digitally restored version of ‘Hotel in the Country’ comes FREE when you buy ‘DAVID
This album features a number of musicians who have gone on to achieve
success in other bands over the last 30 odd years like:
MO WITHAM: Lead Guitar for LEGEND and SUSIE QUATRO
PETE THOMPSON: Professional touring, recording & session drummer
Drums for SILVERHEAD, ROBIN TROWER, etc Currently in the States
KEVIN MORRIS: Drums for DR. FEELGOOD
PHIL MITCHELL: Bass Guitar for LEGEND and DR. FEELGOOD
JOHN KONGOS: Songwriter and Recording Artist. Currently in the States
ALAN HAWKSHAW: Keyboards for EMILE FORD & THE CHECKMATES and Arranging and Touring for the past 40 years for high profile artists
B. J. COLE: Pedal Steel session player on many recordings inc. COCHISE, MARK BOLAN, ELTON JOHN, REM, etc.
IAN GIBBONS: Keyboard player for the KINKS
The third album on offer is the Live
album by The Fingers (featuring three quarters of Legend) at the Riga Music Bar, Westcliff late last year.
Price £10.00 + £3.25 p&pTHE FINGERS
The Fingers hailed from Southend-on-Sea and worked extensively all over the UK in the sixties, supporting a huge variety of famous names such as The Zombies, The Move, The Kinks, David Essex, Simon Dupree, Manfred Mann, The Tremeloes, The Equals and many more. Their sixties output (mostly recorded at Abbey Road) was produced by Peter Eden, famous for his associations with Donovan and Bill Fay amongst others.
The Fingers were (allegedly) the first group to wear hillbilly hats, braces and vests and styled themselves as a psychedelic band. There was also a tale in the press that they had a pet monkey called “Freak Out” which produced psychotic smells.
They turned down an offer to work with David Essex, another to be produced by Jonathan King and declined to be “made into stars” by Mickey Most. It seems they found it difficult to grab good opportunities with both hands!
Members of The Fingers have also worked with famous names such as Mickey Jupp, Billy Fury, Suzi Quatro, Chris Farlowe, Frankie Ford, Flaco Jiminez, John Kongos, Robin Trower, Rhet Stoller, and Cliff Richard.
Henry Scott-Irvine (the well known author, broadcast media consultant and radio presenter) was present at a reunion gig at the RIGA Music Bar in Westcliff, when The Fingers played together for the first time since 1967. The songs
represented here were all recorded live at at the gig described by Henry below:
“The Fingers emerged in 1966 and recorded their best songs in the summer of 1967. With former members of Dr Feelgood, The Kursaal Flyers and Wilko Johnson’s Solid Senders, gathered alongside former associates of Procol Harum, The Fingers took to the stage on the night of September 21st 2012 in the shape of their original line-up. During the break several TV screens came to life showing The Fingers in May 1967 from the German TV series Beat Beat Beat, which was televised, live in Frankfurt.
The pinnacle of the show was ‘Wade in the Shade’, which was the B-side of ‘Shirl’ undertaken by The Fingers’ alter-ego band Daddy Lindberg. I did say to their bass guitarist, John Bobin, that it was a shame they had not played ‘All Kinds Of People’ and its B-side ‘Circus With A Female Clown’, which are now regarded as psychedelic masterpieces by many, which brings us back to that particular tag ‘psychedelic’.
Record Mirror newspaper said in 1966, ‘The Fingers are as about as psychedelic as Ken Dodd!’ Leaving aside the above two songs, the Daddy Lindberg single and the songs seen on Beat Beat Beat, Record Mirror probably had a point.
The Fingers were a great 60’s Pop group. They were extremely versatile, then and now. And they had their psychedelic moments, too!”
As you know this and Lars's site (http://www.mickeyjupp.se), are the only sites that let you know what has been happening with members of LEGEND past and present.
All of you who have already bought albums and DVD of Mickey and former members of the band, have helped raise their public profile around the world from the US of A one way to Australia the other!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
SO…………………..the members of LEGEND, past and present….
where are they now and what are they doing?
"Never Too Old To Rock"
MORE CD’s and DVD’s FROM WILD BIRD RECORDS
The Orioles (forerunner to LEGEND)
Chris East is also working on an up and coming project Digitally Re-mastering 14 of the 50 demo tracks he and Mickey co-wrote.
The "Red Boot" album has been re-released (limited to 2500 copies) and is available online from: Repertoire Records - REPUK1064.
Mickey's first album 'Legend 1' has now been re-released and is available online from: Repertoire Records - REP5066 - from 27th April 2007.
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