|The stars of The Big Reunion having a Wizzard time recording Roy's Christmas classic ...|
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] will, of course, publish ordering details when known. In an article written by Dr. Wood which appeared in The Birmingham Mail on Sunday 3rd November, Roy details the history of the iconic song from its conception in the Summer of 1973 up to and including the new version. You can read that article here thus:
In the above article, Roy candidly writes: "Fast-forward to 2013 and I find I’m ready to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song. I never thought, back in 1973, that people would still be listening to it after all this time. It wasn’t even the biggest-selling Christmas record of that year. Now it’s just been adopted by The Big Reunion for the TV show’s challenge to The X Factor for the festive chart-topper. People from Blue, B*witched, Atomic Kitten, 5ive, Liberty X and Honeyz are teaming up for it. I’m absolutely delighted. From a songwriter’s point of view, it’s always really interesting to hear other people’s interpretation of your music. I’m looking forward very much to hearing their version of the song. I wish them all the very best of luck and success, and hope that this charity campaign for ITV’s Text Santa gets all the support that it truly deserves."
|Roy Wood is at The Robin 2 on Thursday 12th and Birmingham Symphony Hall on Monday 16th December|
Roy Wood will be playing two gigs in the Midlands with his Rock 'n' Roll Band as part of his seven date: "Rock 'n' Roll Christmas Party" UK tour during December. This ELOBF article details the dates and venues thus:
ROY WOOD: GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD AGAIN IN 2013
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Roy Wood to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO & Jeff Lynne, The Move, Roy Wood, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 05-Nov-2013