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Alex Harvey
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Actor
    (February 5, 1935-February 4, 1982)
    Born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Singer for the Alex Harvey Soul Band and the Sensational Alex Harvey Band
    Recorded 'Delilah,' 'Tomahawk Kid,' 'Vambo Marble Eye,' 'Isobel Goudie,' 'The Faith Healer' and 'Framed'
    He was in his late thirties when he became a rock star.
    He always wore the same outfit onstage: jeans with a striped shirt and a leather jacket.
    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band recorded an album, 'Hot City,' in 1974, but it was shelved and wasn't released until thirty years later.
    He spent the late 1960s playing in the pit orchestra for the London production of 'Hair.'
    When he left the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, the remaining musicians billed themselves as 'SAHB...without Alex.'
    He was a pacifist who nonetheless loved toy soldiers.
    His younger brother, Leslie Harvey, was electrocuted onstage with his band, Stone the Crows.
    He was influenced by jazz, blues and skiffle music.
    He formed the Sensational Alex Harvey Band with members of a Scottish group called Teargas.
    He was renowned for his charismatic stage presence and theatrical live shows.
    He was a key influence on AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott.
    He died of a heart attack just one day before his forty-seventh birthday.

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