The Sensational ALEX HARVEY Band

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Ted McKenna


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Drums, percussion

BORN: Glasgow, 10th March 1950

EDUCATED: St Patrick's High School, Coatbridge

MUSICAL TRAINING: Double bass lessons at school, several piano lessons from Hugh's father, and a year under Glasgow big band veteran, Lester Penman.

MUSICAL CAREER: Was with Hugh in 'Vibration' (one year at school) and 'Rare Breed', which becamse 'Bubbles' (two years at school and one year professional). A few months with 'Dream Police' before the start of 'Tear Gas'.

MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Everything from classical music to rock and modern jazz.

FAVOURITE SINGLE: 'Day Tripper' by the Beatles
FAVOURITE ALBUM: 'What's Going On', by Marvin Gaye
FAVOURITE MUSICIANS: Frank Zappa and Stevie Wonder
FAVOURITE SONGWRITERS: Stevie Wonder and the Beatles
FAVOURITE SINGERS: Stevie Wonder, Paul Rodgers, Hamish Stewart, (Average White Band)

RESIDENCE: Live with the others in the house at Hornsey but goes home when possible to his parents in Coatbridge

INSTRUMENTS: Hayman drum kit with 24 inch bass drum. 35 year old 6 1/2 x 14 inch Premier Dominian snare drum. 13 x 9, 14 x 10, 16 x 16 and 18 x 18 inch Hayman tom toms. Avedis Zildjian 20 inch crash and 18 inch ride cymbals. Hi hats are 15 inch with Avedis Zildjian on top and Paiste on bottom. Sticks are C-Specials made by Bradleys of Glasgow.


Tear Gas, 1970
Sensational Alex Harvey Band, 1972.
Session for Dan McCafferty, 1975.
Rory Gallagher Band, 1976-81
The Greg Lake Band, 1981
Michael Schenker Group, 1982
Session for Bugatti & Musker, 1982

Rory Gallagher's rhythm section,
Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna

Melody Maker "fun facts" courtesy a SAHB List contributor.

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