#822: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! What an astonishing year this has been with all three ELO co-founders performing live and the promise of more to come. It was the year when Jeff Lynne received due recognition from his hometown in March and revived his ELO flagship - alongside Richard Tandy - to rave reviews at Hyde Park in September, after a hiatus of 28 years, with strong hints of an album [of new material] and firm tour dates in 2015. It was the year when Roy Wood was interviewed candidly live in Lichfield by Nick Owen, repeated the success of his Christmas Show at Birmingham Symphony Hall and revealed that he too was also working on a new album for 2015 entitled "American Songbook". It was the year when Bev Bevan joined Quill permanently, went out on the road again with Jasper Carrott for their Stand Up & Rock! theatre show and took his version of The Move out on tour one last time with Trevor Burton, the highlight being their return to The Isle Of Wight Festival. It was also the year when we lost Phil Everly and Mike Burney.
ELOBF's 2014 Gallery
It's been said that a picture can take the place of a thousand words hence the best way to properly review the year is to simply share a few pictures from my ELOBF photo album thus:
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 31-Dec-2014