Personalities | Cockney Rebel | Seventies | Rock

(Vocal group, 1973–78)

Led by singer Steve Harley, Cockney Rebel’s first line-up was Jean-Paul Crocker (violin), Paul Jeffreys (bass), Milton Reame-James (keyboards) and Stuart Elliot (drums). Debut album The Human Menagerie (1973) was unusual for the absence of lead guitar. Harley sacked all except Elliot after The Psychomodo (1974). Rebel mark II emerged with the 1975 UK No. 1 ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’ and made four more albums before Harley went solo.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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