#1,183: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The welcome if not long overdue news that ELO are finally in the running as inductees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017 is being rightly celebrated by fans of the Jeff Lynne led, Birmingham born band once famously described as "the most outstanding rock group in the world" by the legendary Tony Curtis. Only ELO co-founders Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood are named as members alongside Richard Tandy on their RRHOF biography page suggesting the possibility that all four could find themselves on stage together at the induction ceremony, should ELO be successful in the ballot. Sadly, the name of the late Kelly Groucutt and those of ELO's famed string section are not listed as members.
The Ballot Process
The fan poll - part of the nomination process since 2012 - will be combined with the preferences of six hundred historians, members of the music industry and artistes (including every living Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee). ELO will need sufficient votes to finish in the top five of the vote in order to be inducted in the RRHOF in Spring 2017 and cap another amazing year of success.
How To Vote
The competition will be stiff with the like of The Cars, Yes, Journey, The Zombies, Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson and Pearl Jam (and not a few other well known artistes). Admirers and followers of ELO and/or Jeff Lynne should consider voting every 24 hours (per individual email address and/or Facebook profile) until 11:59PM (ET) on Monday 5th December via this link thus:
Yours Truly KJS and elobeatlesforever (elobf) encourage those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, The Move, Roy Wood, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Traveling Wilburys and The Beatles to vote regularly in the 2017 RRHOF 2017 fan ballot so that the name of ELO can takes its rightful place in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 19-Oct-2016