Sunday, 9 November 2014

Kelly Groucutt: Blue Plaque Project Unveils Hidden Gems

#791: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Another aspect of the Kelly Groucutt Commemorative Blue Plaque Kickstarter campaign will see his family begin sharing the unveiling of some of the unreleased material that Kelly left them on his studio computers and music hard drives via an EP and/or other media. There is also the intention to release a tribute album of new interpretations of his material combined with some of those 'lost' recordings recently discovered.

The Groucutt family have just released a short video on YouTube (see above) with Chris and Robin talking about their work on the project. In the background, you can hear those much missed Kelly vocals on The Beatles' classics "Nowhere Man" and "Eleanor Rigby". A real taste of what is to come. At the time of writing, Kelly Groucutt Commemorative Blue Plaque Kickstarter campaign has already raised over 50% of the £2,250 goal. The promise of the new Kelly material as well as the long overdue recognition of the proposed Blue Plaque makes this campaign all the more worthy of our support. Please consider contributing to this wonderful project and play your part in making sure that the memory of Mick 'Kelly' Groucutt is enshrined for this generation and those to come thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) endorses the Kelly Groucutt Commemorative Blue Plaque Kickstarter campaign to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 09-Nov-2014

1 comment:

  1. I live my life in a bit of a bubble so when I recently heard that this great man had passed away I was shocked! I was also sad not to have been able to offer my condolences at the time. It is a pleasure to be able to give a small donation towards a blue plaque for this wonderful man. Well done for organising the campaign and my belated condolences. NN.