Juicy Lucy were one of the most respected outfits to come howlin' and
wailin' out of the Sixties' blues boom, featuring some of the finest musicians of
the day.. Their debut album 'Juicy Lucy' released in 1969 became famous for
its notorious gatefold album sleeve, depicting a plump, naked lady covered in
fruit - once seen, never forgotten.
The roots of Juicy Lucy lay way back in The Misunderstood, a band formed in
1966 and championed by John Peel, before they evolved into Juicy Lucy, with
Ray Owen on vocals, who the front man in the present line-up.
Juicy Lucy scored chart hits in 1970 with 'Pretty Woman' and Bo Diddley's
'Who Do You Love'. They went on to record several more albums for
Vertigo, Polydor and Island, including 'Lie Back And Enjoy It', 'Pieces' and 'Get A
Whiff Of This'.
Amongst the top musicians that passed through this band have been guitar
legends Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden, Paul Williams (well known for his work
with Zoot Money and Jon Hiseman), slide guitar maestro Glen Campbell, and also
Ron Berg and Andy Pyle from Blodwyn Pig (and later Savoy Brown), and Frankie
Miller. Their albums feature a veritable "who's who" of guest musicians -
Albert Lee and Chas Hodges on backing vocals, and on keyboards both Ian
McLagan from The Small Faces and Mick 'Wynder K. Frogg' Weaver have been