Sunday, 22 February 2015

Review: Mothers Club Reunion @ Erdington 21/02/15

#857: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The Mothers Club Reunion 2015 event at St. Barnabas Church in Erdington, Birmingham held on Saturday 21st February was an astounding success as literally hundreds, if not thousands, of former Mothers Club concert goers, employees and appearing artistes gathered to remember and reminisce during the ten hour duration of the exhibition.

A flying (if noty foreshortened) visit by Yours Truly KJS was more than worth the twenty mile drive as display after display showcased The Move, The Idle Race, ELO, The Uglys, Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders, The Diplomats, Pink Floyd, T.Rex, The Rockin' Berries, Traffic, The Spencer Davis Group and not a few other much loved if not well known bands. Highlights for me were the articles on display celebrating and recalling the career of Carl Wayne following his untimely passing in 2004, chatting to organiser Dave Gordon (this was his very own labour of love) and finally getting to meet Dave and Fiona Pritchard, on the day before their Golden Wedding anniversary. The Mothers Club Reunion 2015 more than lived up to its promise ... and I loved it! (11/10)
The Move, The Idle Race and much of 'Brum Beat' featured prominently at the Mothers Club Reunion
Organiser David Gordon with KJS

'Brum Beat' and ELO connections were on display
The Move and The Idle Race on the same bill in 1970

August 1969: Dates at Alton Towers (10th) and Exeter (15th) for The Move!
 A huge amount of credit and many thanx should be extended to David Gordon and the Mothers Reunion team for a fantastic event which was superbly organised. ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) very much looks forward to (hopefully) attending another event like this next year so that folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle RaceThe Beatles (and related artistes) can also rediscover the rich musical history that is the heart of 'Brum Beat'.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 22-Feb-2015

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