Roger "Deke" Leonard (18 December 1944 – 31 January 2017) was a Welsh rock musician. From 1968 until 1972 he was a member of The Bystanders (which was renamed as Man). In 1973, he formed his own band Iceberg, which disbanded the same year. He went on to play with incarnations of both groups in later years. Leonard was also an author, raconteur and television panellist, commentator and narrator on several television and radio programmes including: Pub Rock Quiz, Rock Of Ages, Dragons Breath (a history of Welsh rock music), Tales Of The Road and Juke Box Heroes.
Links To Peel
Peel regularly played Leonard's music and the artist performed three sessions for his programmes in the 70's. Leonard's previous band Man got airplay by Peel and did three sessions for his show between 1972 and 1974. At the end of the 70's, Leonard's music rarely got played by Peel due to the popularity of punk and later new wave.
All sessions are available on Wireless CD, 2005, (Hux HUX064)
- Hard Way To Live / Razor Blade And Rattle Snake / Jayhawk Special / Four Corners Of Hell
- 7171 511 / In Search Of Sarah And 26 Horses / Daugher Of The Fireplace / Eddy Waring
- Map Of India / Oh! / Big Hunk Of Love / Dirty Dirty Feelin'
Other Shows Played
- 05 July 1973: Ten Thousand Takers (LP – Iceberg) United Artists
- 10 July 1973: I Just Can’t Win (LP – Iceberg) United Artists
- 17 July 1973: 7171 551 (LP: Iceberg) United Artists
- 19 July 1973: Broken Ovation (LP: Iceberg) United Artists
- 26 July 1973: 'Lisa (LP-Iceberg)' (United Artists)
- 26 July 1973: 'Nothing Is Happening (LP-Iceberg)' (United Artists)
- 02 August 1973: 'A Hard Way To Live (LP-Iceberg)' (United Artists)
- 21 February 1979: Map Of India (single) United Artists
- 23 June 1987: 7171 551 (LP - Iceberg) United Artists