The Record Collection

Stone The Crows: Teenage Licks (1971)

Repertoire REP 4625-WY

Track list:

01 – Big Jim Salter
02 – Faces
03 – Mr. Wizard
04 – Don’t Think Twice
05 – ‘Keep on Rollin’
06 – Ailen Mochree
07 – One Five Eight
08 – I may be Right, I may be Wrong
09 – Seven Lakes


Maggie Bell – Vocals
Les Harvey – Guitar, Recorder
Colin Allen – Percussion
Ronnie Leahy – Keyboards
Steve Thompson – Bass

Producer: Mark London
Executive Producer: Peter Grant
Recording Engineer – Eddie Offord, George Chiantz, Martin Rushent

Stone The Crows (liner notes – Chris Welch) (pdf 116KB)
Stone the Crows were a blues band formed in Glasgow in late 1969.
Original line-up:

Maggie Bell, vocals (born Margaret Bell, 12 January 1945, Maryhill, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland).
Les Harvey, guitar (born Leslie Cameron Harvey, 13 September 1944, Govan, Glasgow — died 2 May 1972).
Colin Allen, drums (born Colin Eric Allen, 9 May 1938, Bournemouth, Dorset) (ex-Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers)
James Dewar, bass (born James Dewer, 12 October 1942 Glasgow; died 16 May 2002). (Later with Robin Trower)
John McGinnis, keyboards

The band’s first two albums were recorded by the above line-up, with Bell’s vocals “reminiscent of Janis Joplin”.

Second line-up:

McGinnis and Dewar left in 1971, to be replaced by Ronnie Leahy and Steve Thompson. Dewar went on to have a successful career with Robin Trower as both bassist and lead singer. The death of Harvey (electrocuted by a live microphone on stage at Swansea’s Top Rank Suite in May 1972) almost led to the breakup of the band.[4] The band brought in ex-Thunderclap Newman prodigy Jimmy McCulloch as lead guitarist.
Stone the Crows broke up in June 1973. Bell recorded two albums in the early 1970s, Queen of the Night and Suicide Sal and joined Rod Stewart on Every Picture Tells a Story. Meanwhile, McCulloch joined Paul McCartney’s group, Wings, the following year in Nashville, Tennessee.