Thursday, 25 June 2015

Mr. Blue Sky: Jeff Lynne Endorses Cancer Charity Single

#931: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The schoolchildren of King's St. Alban's in Worcester have recorded and just released a fantastic new version of ELO's seminal Summer feel good anthem "Mr. Blue Sky". The charity single, released on Monday 15th June, has even been endorsed by Jeff Lynne himself, with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK thus:

Their charming interpretation of "Mr. Blue Sky" was initiated by Charlie Collinson [now aged 7] and Henry [now aged 11] who lost their dad - Nigel - to oesophageal cancer back in January 2014, aged just 45 years. The brothers were inspired to record "Mr. Blue Sky"their Dad's favourite song [and their family anthem] - with their 223 school friends [aged between 4-11 years of age] to celebrate not only the life of their father, but the lives of fathers everywhere in aid of Cancer Research UK.

A limited quantity of the CD - comprising two tracks and a "Making Of" video - can be purchased [UK only] for £5 each plus £2 P+P [payable by cheque] by sending a private message to the Mr. Blue Sky Appeal Facebook page.

The single can also be downloaded from iTunes or via these links thus:

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Mr. Blue Sky" by The Children of King's St Alban's School Worcester to those enlightened folks who also enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 25-June-2015

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