Stone The Crows

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Descriptive "tags": blues rock rock classic rock blues british blues progressive rock hard rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Singer Maggie Bell (12 January 1945, Glasgow, Scotland) and guitarist Leslie Harvey (younger brother of Alex Harvey), served their musical apprenticeships in Glasgow’s 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 quintet’s early blues-based albums were notable for both Bell and Dewar’s expressive vocals and Harvey’s textured, economic guitar work. However, an...

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