Alex Harvey 'Enters' Rock Hall of Fame On 30th Anniversary Of His Death

(Rock News Desk) Seventies rock icon Alex Harvey is set to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the establishment adds a photobook about his life to its collection.

The move comes just days before fans gather in the singer's native Glasgow, Scotland, to mark the 30th anniversary of his death.

Harvey, leader of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band and widely regarded as one of the best rock frontman of all time, passed away on February 4, 1982, a day short of his 47th birthday.

Acts as varied as Def Leppard, the Cure, the Sex Pistols, Nick Cave and AC/DC have cited him as an influence. SAHB released eight albums between 1972 and 1977 and are remembered for stand-out tracks including Next, Boston Tea Party, Give My Compliments to the Chef, Gang Bang, Vambo and Framed.

Photographer Janet Macoska, whose work is showcased in the hardback Alex Harvey: Last of the Teenage Idols, says: "He was my mentor and my friend. Alex gave me my first paying gig and believed in my talent long before I did. more on this story

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