|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock female vocalists blues rock classic rock soul 70s blues seen live british festival 70's|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs official homepage VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland. Bells 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 Harveys imaginative playing and Bells gutsy, heartfelt vocals, became a highly popular live attraction and helped the singer win several accolades. Bells press release at the time insisted that she would loosen her vocal chords by gargling with gravel! Harvey, who was Bells 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...