Since 2009. For the fans by a fan. elobf has been campaigning for the release of ELO's 1983 album “Secret Messages” in all its 18 track glory including "Beatles Forever". We also keep an eye on all things ELO, Roy Wood and related with the odd scoop thrown in ...
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Secret Messages & Kelly Groucutt
#7: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! We are all still mourning the tragic loss of the late great Mick 'Kelly' Groucutt. Yet, it's interesting to note that the [incomplete] "Secret Messages" album [JETLX527] was his final bow for the 'original' Electric Light Orchestra [ELO] line-up, so Yours Truly KJS thought that it would be nice to highlight the presence of Kelly G on the album sleeve. This is about the time that he left the Jeff Lynne ensemble and it has been stated by various sources that Kelly didn't play on all the tracks [Kelly is, of course, credited as playing bass on "Secret Messages" but it is believed that he only played on "Train Of Gold" and "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" on the 1LP version plus "No Way Out" and "Beatles Forever" from the originally intended 2LP edition] but, for me, this is a fitting tribute to his contribution.