Johnny Legend

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Johnny Legend
Johnny Legend.jpg
Performing at Beat Kitchen, Chicago, 2012
Background information
Birth name Martin Margulies
Born (1948-10-03) October 3, 1948 (age 69)
San Fernando, California, United States
Genres Rock and Roll
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1979 - Present

Johnny Legend (born October 3, 1948) is an American rockabilly musician, film producer, actor and wrestling manager.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Johnny Legend was born Martin Margulies, in San Fernando, California.

He lives in Northern California and is married to filmmaker Linda Lautrec, with whom he has one daughter, Daniele.

In 1982, the couple produced, wrote and, together with Mark Shepard, directed My Breakfast with Blassie, starring comedian Andy Kaufman and wrestling manager Freddie Blassie.[1][3] Legend's sister Lynne Margulies, who also appeared in the film, subsequently became Kaufman's girlfriend.

In 1995, Legend co-founded Incredibly Strange Wrestling, a wrestling promotion active in San Francisco until the early 2000s.

Legend is not on inductee lists of "Rockabilly Hall of Fame".[4][5] 1997 induction reports not backed up by Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee lists. Legend is on master index, artist listings, and artists with pages, but not on inductee lists.[6]

Discography[edit]

Solo releases[7]
  1. Are You Hep To Me? (Honeymoon Bop, 1979).
  2. Rockabilly Rumble (As Johnny Legend & His Skullcaps) (Rollin' Rock, 1981).
  3. Soakin' The Bone (As Johnny Legend & His Skullcaps) (Rollin' Rock, 1981).
  4. I Bite The Songs - Freddie Blassie (Produced by Johnny Legend) (Rhino, 1985).
  5. Rockabilly Rumble (Rollin' Rock Switzerland, 1994).
  6. Rockabilly Bastard: The Best Of Johnny Legend, Volume None (As Johnny Legend & His Rockabilly Bastards) (Hightone, 1997).
  7. Bitchin' (Dionysus, 1998).
  8. I Itch! (Bluelight Records, 2014).
  9. The Rollin' Rock Recordings (Part Records, 2015)
Various artists compilations
  1. Rollin' The Rock, Vol. 1 (Rollin' Rock, 1976).
  2. Rollin' The Rock, Vol. 2 (Rollin' Rock, 1977).
  3. Teenage Cruisers - The Cream Of California Rockabilly [Original Soundtrack] (Rhino, 1980).
  4. Forever Gene Vincent (Rollin' Rock, 1980).
  5. Wrestling Rocks (Rhino, 1985).
  6. Turning The World Blue: A Tribute To Gene Vincent (Skizmatic, 1996).
  7. Rollin' Rock Got The Sock, Vol. 1 (Hightone, 1997).
  8. Rollin' Rock Got The Sock, Vol. 2 (Hightone, 1998).
  9. The Big Monster Bash, Vol. 1 (Mouthpiece, 1998).
  10. Stock Footage: Music From The Films Of Roger Corman (Worry Bird, 2000).
  11. If These Walls Could Talk 2 [Original Soundtrack] (Jellybean, 2000).

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b von Busack, Richard (June 20, 2012) "He's a Legend," East Bay Express. Oakland/Berkeley. Retrieved on March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Whiteside, Johnny (August 28, 2003) "The Ghastly World of Johnny Legend," LA Weekly. Los Angeles. Retrieved on March 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Thomas, Bryan (January 21, 2017) "'My Breakfast with Blassie': Andy Kaufman meets outrageous wrestling legend Freddie Blassie in a downtown L.A. diner," Nightflight. Retrieved on March 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "RHOF Inductees with Certificates". 
  5. ^ "RAB Hall of Fame, Second Generation". 
  6. ^ "Johnny Legend". 
  7. ^ Johnny Legend. Discogs. Retrieved on March 7, 2018.

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