Leslie “Les” Harvey: Age 27 | Cause Of Death: ELECTROCUTED

Stone The Crows

(b. 1946, d. 3 May 1972)

Leslie Harvey younger brother of Alex first recorded work was on an Alex Harvey  LP called ” The blues” in 1964 when Leslie was 16 years old. He joined his brothers band and from then until the formation of Stone The Crows in 1966 . The quintet’s early blues-based albums were notable for both Maggie Bell and Jimmy Dewar’s expressive vocals and Leslie Harvey’s textured, economic guitar work. However, an inability to match their live popularity with record sales led to disaffection and both John McGuinness and Dewar left on completing ODE TO JOHN LAW. On 3 May 1972, Leslie Harvey died after being electrocuted onstage at Swansea’s Top Rank Ballroom. Although the group completed a fourth album with Jimmy McCulloch from Thunderclap Newman, they lacked the heart to continue and broke up the following year.