Adrian Legg

Genres: Blues Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

16 May 1948, Hackney, London, England. Although a highly respected guitarist, Legg actually played oboe as a child, both for the school orchestra and the Cheltenham Young People’s Orchestra. He left home at the age of 15, and stopped playing oboe. Three or four years later he took up the guitar, joining a country band in Liverpool, and turning professional a year later. After a period of working with Irish and UK country bands, he turned solo during 1973. By 1974, Legg had won both the composition and performance categories in the folk guitar competition run by Guitar magazine. From 1978, he stopped all performing, moving instead, in 1979, into the musical instrument industry, working in research, development and repairs. He also held instrument clinics and demonstrations. Legg resumed his playing during 1982, having produced the book, Customising Your Electric Guitar, the previous year. After recordingTechnopicker, he left the musical instrument industry. He...

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