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Number 108

Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love (Vertigo 6059001 - 1969)

Inspired by the name of a character in the popular Leslie Thomas book, The Virgin Soldiers, Juicy Lucy were a British blues-based rock band, formed from the ashes of The Misunderstood after their break-up in 1969. Shortly afterwards, the band immediately enjoyed some success with the first single from their self-titled debut, an LP notable for its cover as well as the hard hitting music. The single came my way by means of the outdoor record stall on Doncaster market, the 45 being an obvious choice, first and foremost due to the label, the appealing black and white spiral Vertigo label, later to be replaced by the comparatively dull Roger Dean spaceship design. Who Do You Love was a popular song, originally released by Bo Diddley in 1956 and subsequently a staple in the repertoires of such as Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, Quicksilver Messenger Service and George Thorogood and the Destroyers.