Sunday, 5 July 2009

Bev Bevan Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson

#47: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! An interesting tribute to Michael Jackson was to be found last week in Bev Bevan's article for his Sunday Mercury blog back on Friday 26th June. Here's the text of Bev's poignant memorial thus:

"I recall the day I met Michael Jackson backstage in America. He came to see ELO when we played in Los Angeles back in 1978. He was ushered backstage and came to shake hands with us all. He seemed cheerful but rather shy, and there wasn't any conversation between us. But I was told that he liked our music, and that was quite a compliment. The news of his death came as a great shock, even though he had looked frail in recent times. I was a huge fan of his music during the late 1970's and 1980's. He was brilliant then. I went to see him in concert at Wembley Stadium - I think it was on the 'Bad' tour - and it was one of the best shows I had ever seen. As a live performer he was fantastic. He was the best dancer on the planet, too. It's best that we all remember him that way than for all the personal problems he faced." ~ Bev Bevan

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 05-July-2009

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this Keith I had no idea they met Michael, so sad we have lost so many amazing talents,Michael, Prince, George Michael, Whitney and her lovely troubled daughter, Kurt Cobain, David Bowie just to name a few ��