Stone The Crows
|Genres:||Blues Pop / Rock World|
|Tags:||blues rock rock classic rock blues british blues progressive rock hard rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1990s 2000s|
Singer Maggie Bell (12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland) and guitarist Leslie Harvey (younger brother of Alex Harvey), served their musical apprenticeships in Glasgows Palais dance bands. In 1967 they toured American bases in Germany with a group which also included Bill and Bobby Patrick. The following year Bell and Harvey formed Power, houseband at the Burns Howff bar, which included Jimmy Dewar (b. 1942, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 16 May 2002; bass) and John McGuinness (organ). Leslie subsequently toured America, augmenting another Glasgow-based group, Cartoone. This newly-formed quartet was managed by Peter Grant, whom the guitarist then brought to Scotland to view Power. Grant duly signed the group, who were renamed Stone The Crows on the addition of former John Mayall drummer, Colin Allen. The quintets early blues-based albums were notable for both Bell and Dewars expressive vocals and Harveys textured, economic guitar work. However, an...