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The Senstional Alex Harvey Band

By NevJB
Being lazy this morning as I seem have a hundred other things to do - so a retro from June 1976 at the Kursaal in Southend, recently put up on Essex Facebook page.
Hugh McKenna (keyboards far left); Chris Glen (behind the candles); Alex Harvey (with skull); Zal Clemenson (clown); Ted McKenna (drums). From Glasgow. Originally the group Tear Gas. Alex Harvey formed SAHB in 1972. Saw them play twice at college in Nottingham - cost - 50p and then supporting The Who at Charlton Athletic football ground (also 1976). Amazing band, if a little unconventional. Remember the evening being hot (it was '76) and the performance lively.
Taken on HP4 pushed to 800 ASA

Tags: Black and white Southend on sea Kursaal Film Friday Sentsational Alex Harvey Band

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viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 11:25AM
Great image and great memories.

I saw them at Aberdeen University Union in the early 70s, possibly 1974. Due the miners' strike there were restrictions on the use of electricity for entertainment so they had to go acoustic. It wasn't great.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 11:26AM
And damn good they were too!
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2020 1:50PM
Fascinating scene, great stage photography...A good informative write up as well.
Isabel GrinGrin
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
19 Jun 2020 2:57PM
Weird and wonderful - I have a feeling that I once had a SAHB LP, still on loan to a local radio presenter I knew back in 1976-77...

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