Sunday, 26 June 2016

Review: Jeff Lynne's ELO @ Glastonbury 2016

#1,135: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Jeff Lynne's ELO duly made their much anticipated bow on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2016 and proceeded to literally wow the near 150,000 festival goers in attendance with an inspired performance of their greatest hits to truly steal the show both in person at Worthy Farm and online "All Over the World".
The ELO maestro conducted a fifteen song cameo that encompassed the ELO singles career from 1971-80 with a number of songs omitted from their recent "Alone In The Universe" arena tour with "When I Was A Boy" pleasingly retained for the 75 minute show. Conditions were damp but that did not deter those "Standin' In The Rain" from responding - and dancing - in response to the likes of "All Over The World", "Shine A Little Love", "Turn To Stone", "Sweet Talkin' Woman" and "Roll Over Beethoven".
This was very much an up tempo set with just the one slower number included and it was - rather aptly - capped by the nations #1 feel good song "Mr. Blue Sky" in such atypical British Summer conditions. It will now be interesting to see if this enjoyable parade of ELO classics will propel best-selling compilation "All Over The World" back up the UK Top 10, maybe even to #1.
Jeff Lynne's ELO performed these songs at Glastonbury 2016: "Evil Woman" ~ "Showdown" ~ "All Over The World" ~ "When I Was A Boy" ~ "Livin' Thing" ~ "10538 Overture" ~ "Rockaria!" ~ "Shine A Little Love" ~ "Wild West Hero" ~ "Telephone Line" ~ "Turn To Stone" ~ "Don't Bring Me Down" ~ "Sweet Talkin' Woman" ~ "Mr. Blue Sky" ~ "Roll Over Beethoven"
Jeff Lynne's ELO are: Jeff (Lead Vox/Guitars)Richard Tandy (Piano/Keyboards/Vocoder) Mike Stevens (Musical Director/Guitars/Vox)Milton McDonald (Guitars/Vox)Lee Pomeroy (Bass/Vox) Donavan Hepburn (Drums)Bernie Smith (Keyboards)Marcus Byrne (Keyboards) ~ Iain Hornal (Vox/Guitar)Melanie Lewis McDonald (Backing Vox)Rosie Langley (Violin) Amy Langley (Cello)Jess Cox (Cello)
Find out what Jeff Lynne's ELO are up to by visiting their official website via this link thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends Jeff Lynne's ELO to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELORoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) universe ... KJS ... 26-June-2016


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    1. Davey ... There is absolutely no reason why Roy Wood could not do the Legends spot at Glastonbury 2017. Woody fans should contact Michael Eavis with the suggestion and help it happen! KJS@ELOBF

  2. fantastic show loved it. roy wood next year make it happen

    1. Jim ... Roy Wood could deffo do the Legends spot at Glastonbury 2017. Woody fans should contact Michael Eavis with the suggestion and help it happen! KJS@ELOBF

  3. Roy Wood AND Jeff Lynne. Now that WOOD be something!!

  4. Roy and Jeff for Glasto 2017. Now that really WOOD be an experience!

  5. Call me a grumpy old grouch if you like, but I believe he SHOULD have headlined last night, instead of miserable, Bloody ADELE!

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    1. Agreed. ELO was Roy's idea and it was his co-creation alongside Jeff and Bev. BBC Radio presenter Mark Radcliffe suggested on Sunday 26th after Jeff Lynne's ELO set that Roy Wood should grace the Legends spot at Glastonbury 2017. Watch this space for a campaign to get the attention of the Glasto '17 organizing committee! KJS@ELOBF