#113: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Here Is The News from Wolverhampton's very own "Express & Star" newspaper yesterday [Friday 16th July] on the subject of the latest fundraising activities of ELO drum legend Bev Bevan:
"A charity golf day organised by a Midland rock star raised nearly £17,000 for the Help For Heroes charity. Former Move and Electric Light Orchestra star Bev Bevan teamed up with Brummie pal, comedian Jasper Carrott, to start a day of golf and entertainment. The golf day, at Aston Wood Golf Club between Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield, featured 18 teams of four in a shotgun start golf competition. Winner was the team of Aston Wood professional Tim Reagan, former Aston Villa players Steve Staunton and Pat Heard, and former West Bromwich Building Society chief executive Steven Karle. In the evening a charity banquet was entertained with music from the Bev Bevan Band. Simon Smith, general manager at Aston Wood Golf Club, said: "It was a fantastic event and we are thrilled to have raised so much money for such a good cause." Simon also staged a trick shot show as part of the day. Individuals and companies from around the region sponsored each of the 18 holes. Bev Bevan and Jasper Carrott went to school together and also worked at the old Beehive department store in Birmingham before achieving fame. Bev, who now presents a show on Radio WM, was also featured on tracks on Paul Weller's latest album: Wake Up The Nation"
It's also interesting that this article mentions the fact that Bev features on Paul Weller's new album "Wake Up The Nation" in light of my previous article on the link between Paul's "Changing Man" and ELO's "10538 Overture" here.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 17-July-2010