Alex Harvey

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Alex Harvey (February 5, 1935 - February 4, 1982) was a Scottish rock artist, best known as the lead singer of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.

Harvey was a huge Zappa fan. He even performed and recorded a cover of Willie The Pimp on his album "The Joker Is Wild" (1972). In 1975 Harvey was opening act for Zappa during the 75/11/03 Philadelphia PA US Spectrum Theater show, but was promptly booed off stage.

According to this source Zappa once told a Scandinavian journalist that: "I just want to say there are only two bands in the world worth buying a ticket to: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention and an English group called the Alex Harvey Band." [1].

References

  1. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20010204/ai_n13956064/

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