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Alex Harvey
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Birth Date:February 5, 1935
Astrology Sign:Aquarius
Chinese Sign:Pig - Yin
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Alex Harvey

Biography:Alex Harvey (February 5, 1935 - February 4, 1982) was a Scottish rock and roll performer. With his Sensational Alex Harvey Band, he built a strong reputation as a live performer during the 1970s glam rock era.

Harvey was born in Glasgow. His musical roots were in Dixieland jazz and skiffle music, which enjoyed considerable popularity in England and Scotland during the late 1950s. During this period, he won a competition that sought "Scotland's answer to Tommy Steele". Alex Harvey was literally the "last of the teenage idols," a distinction he made much of during his subsequent career - practically worshipped by his fans.

In 1959, Harvey formed "Alex Harvey's Soul Band," and recorded blues and rock and roll material, to modest success. In 1966, Harvey found more success as a member of the cast in London production of the musical Hair.

In 1972, Harvey formed the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, composed of himself, guitarist Zal Cleminson, bassist Chris Glen, and cousins Ted and Hugh McKenna on drums and keyboards respectively. All four were former members of a progressive rock band called Tear Gas. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (or SAHB, as they were often known) gave Harvey his greatest successes, both musical and sales. Harvey's skiffle background led him to include unusual material for the period in his sets, including old pop songs and Broadway musical material. His live act also usually featured a tale of "Vambo", an urban superhero who was the subject of some of his more energetic numbers. His performances were more substantial than the usual rock musicians of the time combining a musical and verbal flare with both humour and sincerity and his songs often contained messages and morals. The concept albums "The Impossible Dream" and "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" rival even the Beatles' and The Rolling Stones' late 60s albums for richness of texture.

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band scored chart hits in Britain with the single Delilah, a remake of the Tom Jones hit, and also with "The Boston Tea Party".

Harvey died of a heart attack in Zeebrugge, Belgium, the day before his 47th birthday.

Sensational Alex Harvey Band discography: Framed, 1972 Next, 1973 The Impossible Dream, 1974 Live, 1975 Tomorrow Belongs to Me, 1975 Penthouse Tapes, 1976 SAHB Stories, 1976 Big Hits and Close Shaves, 1977 Rock Drill, 1978

Chinese Horoscope for Alex Harvey
Includes characteristics and Vices
Alex Harvey's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 04, 1935 - January 23, 1936
Birthday: February 5, 1935

The Pig is a Yin,
and is the Twelfth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Alex Harvey's Personality Tarot Card The Chariot - Personality Card

Birthday: February 5, 1935

A struggle or conflict, yet strong potential for triumph over adversity.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Alex Harvey's Growth Tarot Card The Devil

Birthday: February 5, 2024

Inhibitions, blocks and fears which, once removed, release positive energy.




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