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Steve Harley

Biography

Uk rocker Steve Harley was created Steven Wonderful in London in Feb 27, 1951; the boy of the jazz vocalist, he was stricken with polio at age group two and spent the greater section of his adolescence in and out of clinics. After attempting his hands at journalism, by the first ’70s Harley was busking throughout London, developing the music group Cockney Rebel in 1973 with guitarist Jean Paul Crocker, bassist Paul Jeffreys, keyboardist Milton Reame Adam, and drummer Stuart Elliott. Putting your signature on to EMI, the group debuted using the Individual Menagerie; the solo “Judy Teen” implemented in early in 1974, getting Cockney Rebel’s first strike. Psychomodo was also successful, but as Harley’s combative romantic relationship using the press worsened he dissolved the group immediately after. A Harley single one, “Big Big Offer, ” preceded the forming of a fresh Cockney Rebel lineup, which once again highlighted drummer Stuart Elliott furthermore to brand-new guitarist Jim Cregan, bassist George Ford and keyboardist Duncan McKay. 1975’s THE VERY BEST Many years of Our Lives produced Harley’s initial U.K. chart-topper, “Make Me Smile (APPEAR and find out Me), ” coming to selling more than a million copies; the follow-up Love’s a Prima Donna also released a high Ten hit using its cover from the Beatles’ “Right here Comes sunlight.” However in the wake of 1977’s In person — A Live Documenting, Harley once again disbanded Cockney Rebel and relocated towards the U.S., saving the greater section of Hobo Using a Grin in LA before time for Britain. 1979’s The Candidate didn’t restore his industrial lustre, and apart from a 1983 strike “Ballerina (Prima Donna)” he spent the greater area of the ’80s taken off the pop picture. When his documenting of “Mr. Soft” experienced a rebirth because of its use within a television industrial, Harley constructed a hits assortment of exactly the same name. Immediately after he shaped a fresh incarnation of Cockney Rebel and frequently toured in to the pursuing 10 years. 1999’s Stripped to Bare Bone fragments files an acoustic arranged recorded the entire year earlier. Yes IT IS POSSIBLE TO was released in summer time 2000.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Harley
Profession Singer-songwriter
Education Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College
Nationality English
Awards NME Award for Bastard of the Year
Music Groups Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
Music Songs Make Me Smile, Mr Soft, Friend for Life, Judy Teen, Psychomodo, Tumbling Down, Freedom's Prisoner, Riding the Waves, Star for a Week, Roll the Dice, Someone's Coming, When I'm With You, Ordinary People, Sling It!, Loretta's Tale, Bed in the Corner, The Last Time I Saw You, That's My Life In Your Hands, All In A Life's Work, Audience With the Man, Love Minus Zero - No Limit, Living in a Rhapsody, The Lighthouse, Dancing on the Telephone, Warm My Cold Heart, Strange Communications, No Bleeding Hearts, Nothing Is Sacred, Young Hearts, Rain in Venice, This Old Man, Who's Afraid
Albums The Human Menagerie, The Psychomodo, Timeless Flight, Hobo with a Grin, The Candidate, Greatest Hits, More Than Somewhat – The Very Best of Steve Harley, Stripped to the Bare Bones, Acoustic and Pure: Live, The Cockney Rebel – A Steve Harley Anthology, Stranger Comes to Town, Yes You Can, Poetic Justice


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#Fact
1 Plays piano and guitar.
2 He was offered the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage production of "The Phantom of the Opera", and recorded a version of the title song with Sarah Brightman, but Lloyd Webber eventually chose Michael Crawford for the role instead.
3 His favorite songs are "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones, "Every Time We Say Goodbye" by Ella Fitzgerald, "Paperback Writer" by The Beatles, "How Can I Tell You" by Cat Stevens, "No Regrets" by Tom Rush, "Just One Look" by The Hollies, "Sail On Sailor" by The Beach Boys, "A Case Of You" by Joni Mitchell, "Tom Traubert's Blues" by Tom Waits, "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
4 Presented the Best Original Song award, for Never Any Good, to Martin Simpson at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
House M.D. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
House of Boys 2009 lyrics: "Sebastian" / music: "Sebastian" / performer: "Sebastian"
Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection 2006 Video performer: "The Phantom of the Opera"
Bailiffs 2005 TV Series documentary writer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me" - uncredited
Blackball 2003 performer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me"
A Tribute to Leiber and Stoller 2002 Video performer: "Love Me"
Anja & Viktor 2001 performer: "Make Me Smile" / writer: "Make Me Smile"
Best 2000 performer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me" / writer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me"
Saving Grace 2000 performer: "Make Me Smile" / writer: "Make Me Smile"
Velvet Goldmine 1998 performer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me" / writer: "Sebastian", "Tumbling Down", "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me"
The Full Monty 1997 performer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me" 1975 / writer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me" 1975
Stars in Their Eyes 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Threesome 1994 writer: "MAKE ME SMILE"
Dancing Queen 1993 TV Movie performer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me" / writer: "Make Me Smile Come Up and See Me"
Razzamatazz TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series performer - 4 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Live in Concert 2005 Video documentary
Legends of Rock: Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel 2001 Video

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Premiere Collection Encore 1992 Video

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ravanello pallido 2001 composer: song "Come Up and See Me"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
GMTV 2004 TV Series Himself
A Tribute to Leiber and Stoller 2002 Video Himself
Legends of Rock: Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel 2001 Video Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2001 TV Series Himself
Queen: Champions of the World 1995 Documentary Himself
Queen: Magic Years, Volume One - A Visual Anthology 1987 Documentary Himself
Razzamatazz 1986 TV Series Himself
Pop Quiz 1984 TV Series Himself
Star Games 1980 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
45 1974 TV Series Himself - and Cockney Rebel
RocKwiz 2012 TV Series Himself
David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself - Cockney Rebel
Mastermind 2011 TV Series Himself
Rare and Unseen: The Beatles 2008 Video documentary Himself
Marc Bolan: The Final Word 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Live in Concert 2005 Video documentary Himself
Behind the Mask: The Story of 'The Phantom of the Opera' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Marc Bolan: Ride On 2005 Video documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock and Roll's Greatest Failure: Otway the Movie 2013 Documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Himself
Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection 2006 Video Himself
Glam Rock: The DVD 2003 Video Himself
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series Himself / Themselves

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#Quote
1 My problem is that broadcasters think I only wrote one song.


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