Mickey Jupp is one of the legendary heroes of the early 1970s rock scene. His band Legend was aptly named, as it was born from the roots of the early British rock’n’roll scene, and was also one of the favourites of the late, influential British BBC D.J. John Peel.
‘Moonshine’, Legend’s third album, was produced by Tony Visconti and includes 11 Jupp originals. It nicely blends the band’s homegrown mixture of rock, blues and country - the kind of music that inspired ‘Juppy’ when he started his career as a singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter in Southend-On-Sea. As a contemporary of fellow rockers Gary Brooker, Lee Brilleaux, Wilko Johnson and Ian Dury, he is held in the highest regard by aficionados of the Southend rock scene.