They were making a film, and Alex Harvey was the director, creating the different scenes, to which SAHB put the sound track. And what a great film it was too.
It’s more than 30 years since Alex Harvey died on the eve of his 47th birthday, February 4th, 1982. Hard to believe, but there it is. It seems so recent but is now so very far away. Yet, we all need some Alex Harvey in our life, just to remember the brilliance of the man, and of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. Here is Alex in a brief interview with “Whispering” Bob Harris on the Old Grey Whistle Test, where he talks about his early days as the Scottish Tommy Steele, playing in the Big Soul Band, and performing in the musical Hair. The key thing to note here is the long apprenticeship Harvey had before he reaped success.
Bonus: SAHB - “Faith Healer”
Bonus: SAHB “Gamblin’ Bar Room Blues” from children’s Pop Show ‘Supersonic’ (1975)
Bonus: SAHB - “Giddy Up a Ding Dong”
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