Maggie Bell

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: rock female vocalists blues rock classic rock soul 70s blues seen live british festival 70's Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland. Bell’s career began in the mid-60s as the featured singer in several resident dancehall bands. She made her recording debut in 1966, completing two singles with Bobby Kerr under the name Frankie And Johnny. Bell then joined guitarist Leslie Harvey, another veteran of the same circuit, in Power, a hard rock outfit that evolved into Stone The Crows. This earthy, soul-based band, memorable for Harvey’s imaginative playing and Bell’s gutsy, heartfelt vocals, became a highly popular live attraction and helped the singer win several accolades. Bell’s press release at the time insisted that she would loosen her vocal chords by gargling with gravel! Harvey, who was Bell’s boyfriend at the time, was tragically electrocuted on stage in 1972. The band, still rocked by his death, split up the following year. Bell, now managed by Peter Grant, embarked on a solo career with Queen Of The Night, which was produced in New...

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