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Leslie Harvey

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Birth name
Leslie Cameron Harvey


Also known as
Les Harvey

Leslie Harvey



Alex Harvey

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13 September 1944Glasgow, Scotland (

Associated acts
Stone the Crows, Alex Harvey Soul Band, The Blues Council, Cartoone

May 3, 1972, Swansea, United Kingdom

Music group
Stone the Crows (1969 – 1972)

Stone the Crows: In Concert, Beat Workshop: Germany 1973

Similar People
Maggie Bell, Alex Harvey, Colin Eric Allen, James Dewar, Jimmy McCulloch

Leslie Cameron "Les" Harvey (13 September 1944 – 3 May 1972) was a guitarist in several Scottish bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, most notably Stone the Crows. He was the brother of Alex Harvey.

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Les Harvey: Sunset Cowboy

Harvey was born in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. In the 1960s he was asked to join the Animals by Alan Price, but chose to stay with his brother in the Alex Harvey Soul Band. He later joined the ill-fated Blues Council, another Scottish band. The Blues Council made one record, Baby Don't Look Down, then, in March 1965, their tour van crashed, killing vocalist Fraser Calder and bassist James Giffen, and the rest of the band went their separate ways.

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In 1969 Harvey joined Scottish band Cartoone to record some tracks for their second album. He also accompanied Cartoone on their live tour of the United States supporting Led Zeppelin. They also supported the US band Spirit in 1969. John Lee Hooker, whose songs both Harvey and Cartoone used to cover on their tour of the UK, was their opening act. In December 1969 Harvey played guitar on Maurice Gibb's The Loner album, but only the single "Railroad" was released.

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Harvey was a co-founder of Stone the Crows in late 1969. It was while on stage with Stone the Crows at Swansea Top Rank in 1972, on a rainy day with puddles on the stage, that he was electrocuted after touching a microphone that was not earth-grounded. A roadie attempted to unplug the guitar, but was unsuccessful. Harvey died from his injuries.

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