I'm guessing most of you have never heard of Alex Harvey. Can I see a show of hands?
And I'm wondering if anyone who reads this blog ever saw The Sensational Alex Harvey Band play live.
Well, he was sensational. Like nothing I'd seen before. The guy knew how to put on a show and he was sweet as can be to boot.
Like so many of the musicians I am paying tribute to in my book, Alex Harvey died in close proximity to his date of birth. Actually, I think his deathday and birthday are the closest. Today marks the 15th anniversary of his death, and had he lived, tomorrow would have been his 72nd birthday.
This is what he was doing at the Troubadour in late 1975...