Since 2009. For the fans by a fan. elobf has been campaigning for the release of ELO's 1983 album “Secret Messages” in all its 18 track glory including "Beatles Forever". We also keep an eye on all things ELO, Roy Wood and related with the odd scoop thrown in ...
Friday, 7 March 2014
Jeff Lynne Stars in BBC One Show Live Special
#675: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Jeff Lynne starred in tonight's One Show [BBC1; Friday 7th March] as Chris Evans drank in a Midlands ELO themed musical montage, a discussion on the presence of the American accent in song, a stunning impromptu ukulele performance of "When I'm Cleaning Windows" and a steaming hot curry!
DJ Evans casually quoted on the show that Wembley was free this year on Monday 21st July and that LiveNation could easily fill five dates at the O2 Arena ... if he was interested! Hence the public and commercial appetite forJeff Lynne/ELO to return to the live stage in the UK was more than ably demonstrated on prime time British television.
For me, both of these highly visible public appearances by the ELO maestro both conveyed his "chuffed to bits" pleasure at his home town recognition but, more significantly, the sheer weight and clambering of celebrity, promoter and the man [and woman] on the street alike for an opportunity to see the man live.