Alex Harvey (5 February 1935 - 4 February 1982) was a Scottish rock and roll recording artist. Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a With his Sensational Alex Harvey Band, he built a strong reputation as a live performer during the 1970s glam rock era. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a sub-genre of Rock music that developed in the UK in the post- Hippie early 1970s which was "performed by The band was renowned for its eclecticism and energetic live performance, Harvey for his charismatic persona and daredevil stage antics.
His younger brother Leslie Harvey was also a musician and became guitarist for Glasgow band Stone the Crows. Leslie (Les Harvey (1945 Glasgow, Scotland - May 3, 1972, Swansea, Wales) (brother of Alex Harvey) was a guitarist Stone The Crows was a band formed in Glasgow in late 1969 History The band was formed after Maggie Bell was introduced to Les Harvey by
Harvey was born at 49 Govan Road, Kinning Park, Glasgow. Kinning Park is a southern suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. In 1897 it had a population of 14326 Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom His musical roots were in Dixieland jazz and skiffle music, which enjoyed considerable popularity in England and Scotland during the late 1950s. Dixieland or Dixie is a name for the southeastern portion of the USA; see Southern United States, Dixie. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Skiffle is a type of Folk music with Jazz, Blues and Country influences usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the Washboard England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive During this period, he won a competition that sought "Scotland's answer to Tommy Steele". Tommy Steele OBE (born 17 December 1936 in London England) is an English entertainer Alex Harvey was literally the "last of the teenage idols," a distinction he made much of during his subsequent career - practically worshipped by his fans. Fans in Little Italyjpg|thumb|right|Fans in Little Italy Manhattan celebrating the victory of the Italian association football team after the 2006 FIFA World Cup]][[Image Wm-oly-de-cr
In 1959, Harvey formed Alex Harvey's Soul Band, and recorded blues and rock and roll material, with modest success. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African In 1966, Harvey found more success as a member of the pit band in the London stage production of the musical Hair. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a Rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt This band recorded the live LP Hair Rave Up which contained Harvey originals and other songs not from the stage show. In 1970 Harvey formed Rock Workshop with Ray Russell ; their first, self-titled album contained an early version of "Hole In Her Stocking", later to appear on Framed. Framed was the debut album by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
In 1972, Harvey formed the Sensational Alex Harvey Band with guitarist Zal Cleminson, bassist Chris Glen, and cousins Ted and Hugh McKenna on drums and keyboards respectively, all previous members of progressive rock act "Tear Gas". A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Alasdair 'Zal' Cleminson is a Scottish Guitarist, best known for his prominent role in the Sensational Alex Harvey Band during the 1970s A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind Chris Glen is a Scottish Bassist who has played in Tear Gas, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB and The Michael Schenker Group. cousin in Kinship terminology is a relative with whom one shares a common Ancestor, but in modern usage the term is rarely used when referring to a A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a Musical keyboard. Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (often shortened to SAHB) produced a succession of highly regarded albums and tours throughout the 1970s, and would give Harvey his greatest successes, both musically and commercially.
Initially considered a part of the burgeoning glam-rock movement, Harvey's wild imagination and unusual skiffle background led the band to explore an extremely diverse range of topics and styles in the course of their career, from film-noir ("The Man In The Jar") to surf music-tinted tales of shark attacks ("Shark's Teeth") to ominous odes to demented faith healers ("The Faith Healer") and epic symphonies about witchcraft ("Isobel Gowdie"). Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a sub-genre of Rock music that developed in the UK in the post- Hippie early 1970s which was "performed by Skiffle is a type of Folk music with Jazz, Blues and Country influences usually using homemade or improvised instruments such as the Washboard Isobel Gowdie was a Scottish woman who was tried for Witchcraft in 1662
The band had hits in Britain with the single Delilah, a re-make of the Tom Jones hit, which reached No 7 in 1975, and also with "The Boston Tea Party". See also Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain (Breatainn Mhòr Prydain Fawr Breten Veur Graet Breetain is the larger of the two main islands "Delilah" was a song written by Les Reed and Barry Mason and recorded by Tom Jones in 1968 In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born 7 June 1940 known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh pop music singer particularly noted for his powerful voice
Alex Harvey was also instrumental in the formation of Stone the Crows, by introducing his younger brother Leslie to singer, Maggie Bell . Stone The Crows was a band formed in Glasgow in late 1969 History The band was formed after Maggie Bell was introduced to Les Harvey by
On 4 February 1982 while waiting to take a ferry back to shore after performing his last concert with his new band, the Electric Cowboys, Harvey suffered a massive heart attack. Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Myocardial infarction ( MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply In an ambulance on the way to the hospital, he suffered a second heart attack, this one fatal. An ambulance is a Vehicle for transporting sick or injured people to from or between places of treatment for an Illness or Injury. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for It occurred on the day before his 47th birthday, in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Zeebrugge ( Dutch: Zeebrugge, French: Zeebruges, "Seabruges" in literal translation is a village on the coast of Belgium The Kingdom of Belgium is a Country in northwest Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts its headquarters as well as those
In 2002, a biography of Harvey by John Neil Munro was published: The Sensational Alex Harvey. John Neil Munro, author of The Sensational Alex Harvey (Firefly Publishing 2002 and Some People Are Crazy - The John Martyn Story (Birlinn Publishing 2007 was born in Campbeltown and
In 2004 the band reformed and The Sensational Alex Harvey Band were voted the fifth greatest Scottish band of all time in a 2005 survey , that had 15,000 participants, reaching higher up the list than Runrig, Nazareth, Lulu, Texas or Primal Scream. Runrig is a six-piece Folk rock band from Scotland. The group was founded in 1973 and as of 2008 Runrig has released 13 Studio albums. Nazareth are a Scottish rock band that had several Hard rock hits, as well as scoring with the Felice and Boudleaux Bryant -penned Ballad Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie on 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire Texas are a rock band from Glasgow Scotland. They were founded by Johnny McElhone (formerly of the bands Altered Images and Primal Scream are a Brit-nominated Scottish Alternative rock group formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie ( vocals
In 2008 Zal left the band to be replaced by Julian Hutson Saxby.
"Mad" Max Maxwell, Julian Hutson Saxby, Hugh McKenna, Ted McKenna and Chris Glen.
Since 2005, Not The Sensational Alex Harvey band has been performing in Switzerland. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Alex Harvey is portrayed by fellow Scot Gustav Bertha. The Scots people ( Scots Gaelic: Albannaich) are a Nation and an Ethnic group indigenous to Scotland. Gordon Bell aka Gustav Bertha (born 24 July 1969) is a Scottish Singer-songwriter based in Zürich, Switzerland.
"Tear Gas" was a band that Zal Cleminson, Ted McKenna and Chris Glen were in. "Alex Harvey's Soul Band" was the debut album by Alex Harvey And His Soul Band The Blues was the final album by the Alex Harvey Soul Band The album was released in 1964. Roman Wall Blues is an album by Alex Harvey made after the Soul Band and his time in the Hair pit band Joker Is Wild was the second album and created by Alex Harvey after the Soul Band This Is was the reissued album of the previous album "Joker Is Wild" "Tear Gas" was basically "The Sensational Alex Harvey Band" before Harvey joined, David Batchelor was the singer in "Tear Gas". Here is the discography below.