Music: Queen of the Night

Her billowy curves outlined in clinging red satin, Maggie Bell jingles a tambourine and struts across the stage. "I was the universe in your eyes, and I was the sunset and sunrise," she intones huskily. With an emphatic toss of her head, Bell shakes out a jungle of tangled curls, bawling lustily, "I know you send your regards to the queen of the night." As the final notes drown in a roar of noisy affirmation, she mops her streaming face with a Turkish towel.

Still little known in the U.S., Glasgow-born Maggie Bell is a European rock superstar. Her impassioned, straight-from-the-gut delivery—equally...

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