Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley has passed away

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Steve Harley, the legendary frontman of the British rock band Cockney Rebel, has died. As the founder and charismatic leader of Cockney Rebel, Steve Harley was one of the most influential figures in the British rock scene of the 70s and 80s. With his unmistakable voice, poetic lyrics and flamboyant stage presence, he won countless hearts and left a lasting impression. leave on the music world.

Steve Harley, born Stephen Malcolm Ronald Nice on February 27, 1951, in London, began his musical career in the late 1960s and founded Cockney Rebel in 1972. Harley produced a string of timeless hits with Cockney Rebel and solo, including “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)”, “Mr. Soft” and “Sebastian”. Their 1973 debut album “The Human Menagerie” became a huge success and influenced a generation of musicians. His unique style and undeniable talent as a songwriter and performer inspired generations of musicians and fans around the world.

In addition to his work with Cockney Rebel, Harley also had a successful solo career. He released several albums (including “Hobo with a Grin” (1978), “The Candidate” (1979) and “Yes You Can” (1992)) and collaborated with artists such as David Bowie, Elton John and Kate Bush. In addition to his musical achievements, Steve Harley was known for his dedication to his fans and his passion for live performances.

In addition to his musical work, Steve Harley has also appeared as a radio presenter and has published several books, including his autobiography ‘Best Years of Our Lives: A History of British Music’.

Steve Harley died of cancer at the age of 73.

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