John Knapp, Dave McCarthy, Robin Pizer, Rod Read, Legay Rogers, Dave Smith & Rob Townsend

An Introduction...

Influenced by the mods, Tamla classics and The Who and The Action, Leicester based Legay released the quintessential psychedelic classic, No-One / The Fantastic Story of the Steam Driven Banana on the Fontana record label in 1968. They performed to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, supported The Who, Led Zeppelin, Van der Graaf Generator and The Moody Blues and performed at the Teenage Fair in Sweden. They are still remembered as one of the outstanding live bands of the 1960s.

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“They engendered excitement before the gig had even started, people were so hyped up that when they took to the stage, it just exploded. We were young, they stirred you emotionally, you never wanted it to end…

High Flying Around: Memories of the 1960’s Leicester Music Scene

Read the full story of Legay in High Flying Around: Memories of the 1960’s Leicester Music Scene via interviews with band members, roadies, agents, fans and fellow musicians. The book also includes previously unpublished photographs, offering a slice of social and music history that is still within living memory, most of which has never been told before.

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