Juicy Lucy is a British blues rock band formed in 1969. The band name was inspired by a character in The Virgin Soldiers (1966) by Leslie Thomas.
Juicy Lucy was formed by steel guitarist Glenn Ross Campbell, and prolific Blackburn saxophonist Chris Mercer, following the demise of The Misunderstood. They subsequently recruited vocalist Ray Owen, guitarist Neil Hubbard, bassist Keith Ellis, and drummer Pete Dobson.
The line-up of the band has changed throughout its existence.
Members: Paul Williams (vocals), Glen «Fernando» Campbell (steel guitar), Neil Hubbard (guitar), Micky Moody (guitar), Chris Mercer (saxophone), Keith Ellis (bass), Jim Leverton (bass), Pete Dobson (drums), Rod Coombes (drums), Ray Owen (vocals, ?-present), Mr. Fish (guitar, ?-present), Fudge (bass, ?-present), Fletch (drums, ?-present), Mike Jarvis (guitar), Spencer Blackledge (drums), Andy Doughty (bass)
Related Artists: Jeff Beck Group, Blodwyn Pig, Bluesology, Boxer, Caravan, Dirty Blues Band, Dog Soldier, Duffo, Ellis, Fat Mattress, The Grease Band, Hemlock, Killing Floor, Koobas, The Loving Kind, The Luvvers, The Misunderstood, Ray Owen’s Moon, Savoy Brown, Stealers Wheel, Strawbs, Tranquility, Trifle, Van der Graaf Generator
Juicy Lucy were saucy blues-rockers, formed in 1969 from the ashes of the cult garage band The Misunderstood, uniting vocalist Ray Owen, steel guitarist Glenn "Ross" Campbell and keyboardist Chris Mercer. The group later picked up guitarist Neil Hubbard, bassist Keith Ellis plus their drummer Pete Dobson.
The band immediately scored a UK Top 20 hit with their cover version of the Bo Diddley perennial "Who Do You Love". Their eponymous debut album then fell just shy of the Top 40 in the British albums chart.
Personnel changes came quickly as ex-Zoot Money singer Paul Williams, guitarist Mick Moody and drummer Rod Coombes, replaced Owen (who exited for a solo career), Hubbard and Dobson for 1970's Lie Back and Enjoy It. Bassist Jim Leverton assumed Ellis's duties for the follow-up, 1971's Get a Whiff of This. The constant turnover took its toll on the group both creatively and commercially, with co-founders Campbell and Mercer exiting before the fourth Juicy Lucy album, 1972's Pieces. This was recorded by a makeshift line-up of Williams, Moody, keyboardist Jean Roussel and the former Blodwyn Pig rhythm section of bassist Andy Pyle and drummer Ron Berg.
Juicy Lucy disbanded shortly after.
Founder member Ray Owen revived the name in 1995 for the album Here She Comes Again which found Mike Jarvis (guitar), Andy Doughty (bass), and Spencer Blackledge (drums) rounding out the band. A couple of years later this version of the band broke up but Owen wanted to keep on going, especially when he formed a musical partnership with guitarist Mr Fish. Legal problems kept the new band from using the Juicy Lucy name, so they gigged as Ray Owen's Moon.
By 2004 bassist Fudge and drummer Fletch had joined the band and the legal issue was settled. The new Juicy Lucy spent 2006 working on a new album (subsequently titled Do That And You'll Lose It), and touring Britain with fellow veterans Nazareth. juicy Lucy are still touring, Doing over 150 gigs a year. Ray Owen is no longer in the band due to health problems but the curent line up are stronger than ever and the longest line up in the bands history. Mr Fish (guitar, vocals) Fletch (drums) James (bass) . In there sixth year.
1969 Juicy Lucy Vinyl LP Vertigo VO 2 / 847 901 VTY
1970 Juicy Lucy Vinyl LP Atco SD 33-325
1970 Juicy Lucy Vinyl LP Fontana 847 901 VTY
1970 Juicy Lucy Vinyl LP Vertigo 5847 901
1992 Juicy Lucy CD Castle CLC 5081 CM
1997 Juicy Lucy CD One Way OW 34433
2006 Juicy Lucy , , , , CD Air Mail AIRAC-1165
Juicy Lucy Vinyl LP Vertigo 6360 036
1970 Lie Back and Enjoy It Vinyl LP Vertigo 6360 014
1970 Lie Back and Enjoy It Vinyl LP Atco SD 33-345
1993 Lie Back and Enjoy It CD Repertoire REP 4427-WY
2006 Lie Back and Enjoy It , AIRAC-1166
1971 Get a Whiff a This Vinyl LP Atco SD 33-367
1971 Get a Whiff a This Vinyl LP Bronze ILPS 9157
1993 Get a Whiff a This CD Repertoire REP 4428-WY
2006 Get a Whiff a This CD AIRAC-1167
1972 Pieces Vinyl LP Polydor 2310 160
1997 Pieces CD Repertoire 4644
1995 Here She Comes Again CD
1999 Here She Comes Again
1999 Here She Comes Again CD HTD Records TRACD 324
1996 Blue Thunder CD Outer OM-1001
1998 Blue Thunder
2005 Vertigo Mixed CD Family 982 845-4
2006 Do That and You'll Lose It CD JLCD002
1970 Who do you love / Chicago North Western 7" Vinyl BRO 72
1970 Who Do You Love / Walking Down the Highway 7" Vinyl Vertigo 6059 001
1970 Who Do You Love / Walking Down the Highway 7" Vinyl Fontana TF 1068
1970 Who Do You Love / Walking Down the Highway 7" Vinyl Vertigo 6059 00
1970 Who Do You Love / Walking Down the Highway 7" Vinyl Vertigo V1 6059 001
1970 Who Do You Love / Walking Down the Highway 7" Vinyl Vertigo V1 / 6059 001
1970 Oh Pretty Woman / I'm a Thief 7" Vinyl Vertigo 6059 015
1970 Oh Pretty Woman / I Am a Thief
Oh Pretty Woman 7" Vinyl Vertigo 6059 015
1971 Mujer Del Mississippi (Mississippi Woman) 7" Vinyl Vertigo 6059 031
1972 It Ain't Easy / Promised Land
1972 Promised Land / It Ain't Easy 7" Vinyl Polydor 2001 279
1980 Who Do You Love / Chicago North Western
1970 The Vertigo Annual Vinyl LP Vertigo 6499 407 / 6499 408
1971 Anual de Vertigo 1.970 , Vinyl LP Vertigo 6499 407/8 (6657 001)
1981 A Quiet Night In Vinyl LP Bronze BROS 537
1982 Golden Hits Through the Years 1970 Vinyl LP Ariola 204.435
1990 Back in Time… The Sound of the Seventies CD Teledisc TELCD 44
1990 Classics and Rarities: 1969-1973 - Volume One Vinyl LP Vertigo 846 522-1
1990 Classics and Rarities: 1969-1973 - Volume One CD Vertigo 846 522-2
1990 The Best of Juicy Lucy
1991 Rock Legends CD Music Club MCCD 045
1992 Rock Legends Vol. 4
1994 Who Do You Love? CD
1995 Jucy Lucy / Lie Back and Enjoy It CD BGO BGOCD2791995
1995 Pretty Woman
1997 Lie Back and Enjoy It / Get a Whiff a This CD One Way ow 34434
1998 Still Dizzy After All These Years CD Vertigo 555 202-2
2002 Who Do You Love: The Anthology
2003 Radio Caroline Calling - Rock Flashback CD Disky CB 905577
2004 Spacelines: Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans - The Roots of Spacemen 3 Vinyl LP Munster
2004 Spacelines: Sonic Sounds for Subterraneans - The Roots of Spacemen 3 CD Munster MR CD 260
2004 Rare Trax Vol. 35 - The British Progressive Blues Experiment - The Early Days of Blues-Rock CD Rolling Stone 09/2004
2005 Time Machine: A Vertigo Retrospective CD Vertigo 9827982
2006 The Super 70s CD Payless PEL2CD2006
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