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Alex Harvey: Every Clown Has A Serious Lining

On February 4, 1982, Alex Harvey died. In 2005, Classic Rock looked back at his career with SAHB

It should really come as no surprise to anyone that the Sensational Alex Harvey Band are touring this month, without their talismanic, gone-but-far-from-forgotten figurehead, Harvey himself.

After all, back in 1977 they did it when Alex was alive. Hell, they even recorded an album, Fourplay, without him. And Alex, bless him, was all for it.

“I think their tour will be a gas,” said Harvey as the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (SAHB) Without Alex tour – as it was monikered then and is now – prepared to hit the road sans himself. “It’ll be great for them to go out and play small venues – a back to the roots thing. For sure, I think the punters are going to be agreeably surprised.”


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