Brian Harvey and East 17
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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Stories Behind The Splits
11. Brian Harvey and East 17
Back in the early 90s, Harvey (and his curiously placed hat) was the singer with Take That rivals East 17. That was, however, until a radio interview in which he claimed to have taken "12 ecstasy tablets in one night". With this taking place at the height of the "E" scare when ecstasy deaths were in the news, numerous radio stations banned the group and questions were asked in the House Of Commons. Harvey was immediately sacked by the band. Chief songwriter Tony Mortimer quit shortly afterwards, leaving the "other two" to reinstate Harvey and carry on as E-17. Then Harvey ran himself over. But that's another story...