Maggie Bell

Maggie Bell

Maggie Bell was born in Glasgow and came from a musical family. As a teenager she sang with local dance bands, then went to Germany in the mid-sixties to sing at US airforce bases. Returning to Scotland, she and the band's guitarist Leslie Harvey, formed a new group called Power which later became Stone The Crows. When Stone The Crows broke up in 1973 it was time for Britain's finest female singer - and often referred to as 'Britain's Janis Joplin' - to launch her solo career. She set to work on two albums (produced by the legendary Jerry Wexler), 'Queen Of The Night' (1973) and 'Suicide Sal' (1975). They gave her the chance to choose her favourite material and work with the finest musicians. Critics and fans praised the results.

After some years living in Europe, recording and performing 'live' only sporadically, Maggie returned to regular 'live' work with the British Blues Quintet, as well as working as a duo with Dave Kelly of The Blues Band.

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