Thursday, 31 July 2014

Recommended: 21 Today: Justice 4 The 21 Memorial Concert

#744: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! A very special concert has just been announced in memory of the 21 victims of the Birmingham pub bombings on Thursday 21st November 1974. 21 Today: Justice 4 The 21 has been organised by campaign group Justice 4 The 21 and will be held on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the outrage on Thursday 20th November at Birmingham Town Hall.
Steve Gibbons, Quill, Phil Hatton, former ELO members Dave Scott-Morgan and Martin Smith, Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention), Zero Navigator (featuring author R J Ellory), King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys (amongst not a few others) plus classical musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire will perform during the event, which will be by respected Midlands historian Professor Carl Chinn.
Julie Hambleton (l) lost her sister Maxine in the atrocity and has been ably supported by Phil Hatton (r) ...
A song written by Phil Hatton and Dave Scott-Morgan called "21 Today" will be performed live for the first time during the evening. It can be viewed via this Birmingham Mail article covering the event. All artistes and personalities will be appearing free of charge with the proceeds split between the Acorns Trust and Birmingham Children's Hospital. Tickets are priced at £12.50 each (*plus booking fee) and go on sale from 10:00AM on Friday 1st August via this link thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) continues to endorse Justice 4 The 21 and recommends the 21 Today event on Thursday 20th November 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. For further information, please visit the J4T21 official web site.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 31-July-2014

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