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Saturday, 30 July 2011
Caught Live: Pete Dicks @ Brownhills 23/07/11
#235: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! One of the great pleasures of running ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) is that I get to cross paths with not a few folks who exist in that ELO/Beatles musical sphere. And one of those folks whom Yours Truly KJS has encountered in person is Pete Dicks, founder and presenter of the famed worldwide syndicated radio show Beatles & Beyond.
Pete asked my family over earlier this evening to a BBQ to celebrate his upcoming birthday with friends and listeners. Whilst there, I met some of his family and acquaintances and was privileged to see BBHQ in person. We were also treated during the evening to Pete's acoustic guitar versions of various songs by The Beatles and ELO (if not others), ably assisted by Felipe Coe - who is the drummer with the Brazilian Beatles outfit The Blue Beetles - and will performing at the International Beatles Week Festival in Liverpool between 24th and 31st August. Both chaps performed classics including "Can't Get It Out Of My Head", "Dear Prudence", "Here Comes The Sun" and "Something" to cap a fine evening. I'm hoping to interviewing Pete for ELOBF soon and we are both still committed to putting together an ELOBF special on Beatles & Beyond at some point in the future. Check out Pete Dicks' magical mystery tour of a radio show at Beatles & Beyond via this link thus:
ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends Beatles and Beyond to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 30-July-2011