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The Sensational Alex Harvey free pdf Glasgow-born Alex Harvey's career began in the 1950s when he won a competition to become Scotland's answer to Tommy Steele (he dubbed himself 'Last of the Teenage Idols'). He was a devoted family man but in front of an audience he became an unforgettable entertainer - charismatic, provocative and intense. "The Sensational Alex Harvey Band" eventually became one of the most exciting live acts of the 1970s - taking in Jacques Brel, rock and vaudeville. But Harvey's life offstage was beset by tragedy and his own alcoholism: his younger brother, Les, was electrocuted on stage- his manager and friend Billy Fehilly was killed in a plane crash. Eventually with his band in tatters, Alex sank into a sea of alcohol, finally succumbing to a fatal heart attack whilst waiting for a ferry home from a gig in Belgium in 1982, the day before his 47th birthday.

About John Neil Munro

John Neil Munro lives in Laxdale, Isle of Lewis. He studied Modern and Economic history at Glasgow University then completed a postgraduate journalism course in Cardiff. Other publications include Some People are Crazy: The John Martyn Story (Polygon, 2008). He has a great affection for unfashionable 1970s rock music.

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Author : John Neil Munro
Publisher : Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
Data Published : 25 September 2008
ISBN : 1846970881
EAN : 9781846970887
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 265 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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