Tag Archives: Deke Leonard

Welsh Legends MAN’s BBC Archive Is Anthologized

June 25, 2022

For all their studio record’s allure, prog-cum-pub rockers MAN‘s forte has always been performing on-stage, and while the Welsh ensemble’s classics like are still appealing, there’s no such atomic energy in those platters as there are in the band’s live … Continue reading

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Deke Leonard Passed Away

February 1, 2017

Sense of melody and sense of humor could be the main characteristics of Deke Leonard who’s just passed away, aged 72. A leader of MAN, he was a driving presence on Welsh music scene, and he knew when to leave his band … Continue reading

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Deke Leonard: Maximum Darkness

May 12, 2015

Northdown 2015 With a laugh and occasional tear, Welsh guitar hero brings his literary journey to the open end. This moderately slim, if unrestrainedly eventful, tome rounds off the trilogy Deke Leonard started with “Maybe I Should’ve Stayed In Bed” … Continue reading

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Deke Leonard finishes his book trilogy

January 30, 2015

It’s a sign of a genuine connoisseur to admit that Deke Leonard, who shot to fame as a member of legendary Welsh ensemble MAN – although there were ICEBERG and more endeavors such as with HELP YOURSELF – is one of the greatest … Continue reading

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HELP YOURSELF – Reaffirmation: An Anthology 1971-1973

January 30, 2015

Esoteric 2014 Essence of English country-rock also-rans preserved for posterity on a neat twofer. Cut from the same cloth as BRONCO and COCHISE – the latter having received the same on Esoteric – today many remember THE HELPS thanks to … Continue reading

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