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Leslie Harvey Death By Microphone – And A Bottle Of Beer

Tweet When Les Harvey died on May 3, 1972, at 27 years and 233 days old, he became a member of an exclusive club. Leaving this earth at the age of 27 put him in the rarefied atmosphere of those musicians, artists and celebrities who died when they were only in their 27th year. But an even more exclusive club gained a member on that day, and it’s a strange one given the way these people spent their lives. Of the long list, numbering over a thousand, of rock and roll deaths on Wikipedia, only 3 were victims of electrocution. … Continue reading

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Leslie Harvey Death – Dying Onstage With Stone The Crows

Tweet Leslie Harvey was born on September 13, 1944, and died on May 3, 1972, aged 27 years and 233 days. Les, as he was known, was a Scottish musician, guitarist, and member of several bands in the late 1960s and early 1970s including Stone the Crows and  the Alex Harvey Soul Band. Alex Harvey, Les’ brother, went on to form the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, which had some worldwide success in the 1970s. Les Harvey died onstage with Stone the Crows, after being electrocuted by holding an ungrounded microphone with hands wet from the rain. Harvey was born in … Continue reading

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