Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Beatles: Down in Cuba

#1,243: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The influence of The Beatles is wide ranging. The rise of Beatlemania, their arrival in the United States and their worldwide success means that they still revered by millions and a key inspiration for many musicians and bands including, of course, Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Their progress in Cuba however was famously blocked by none other than Fidel Castro between 1964-66 who labelled them a "vulgar, consumerist group (who were) just another tool of capitalist America" (even though they were from Liverpool).
Fast forward to Summer 2016 when Craig McBrine - a work colleague of Yours Truly KJS - who is not even a fan of the band or its four famous members - spotted a Beatles themed bar in Varadero whilst holidaying in Cuba and took the photographs you see within this elobeatlesforever (elobf) article. I've been meaning to publish them for some "Time" ... so here they are!
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 28-Feb-2017

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Recommended: Brum Bands Unite

#1,242: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Brum Bands Unite is a St. George's Day celebration in support of the Justice For The 21 (J4T21) campaign headed up by Julie Hambleton. The evening commences at 7PM on Sunday 23rd April at the iconic Birmingham Town Hall with an attractive bill including elobf featured Brum artistes Morganisation (Dave Scott Morgan - who co-wrote the song "21 Today" with Phil Hatton in support of J4T21)Quill (Joy Strachan-Brain) and Steve Gibbons plus ViX & her MsChiefs (Fuzzbox) and Chris Tye. All monies raised will again benefit Acorns Children's Hospice.

Yours Truly KJS will be there for what promises to be a great night of Brummie entertainment. Tickets are priced at just £12 each and can be purchased via this link thus:


elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends Brum Bands Unite to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 25-Feb-2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

Review: Precipitation (Tuesday Speaking)

#1,241: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! You would think that a concept album replete with the twin themes of rain and regret and full of songs clearly influenced by ELO, The Beatles, Lennon, Macca and Bowie would be a sure fire recipe for success ... and you'd be right! Dublin based Tuesday Speaking - the musical vehicle of John Walsh - have remastered and restored a set of songs recorded originally between 1995-2002, added some new arrangements plus a recently recorded "Intro" and "Outro" in order to create new album "Precipitation" (Castle Records CASCD1003), the follow-up to the impressive "2016", released last year.

From the first play and having subsequently listened to this album constantly in the last week, Yours Truly KJS has come to the conclusion that "Precipitation" is a remarkable record. It manages to combine all the elements that thrill the fans of ELO/Jeff Lynne ("Photograph", "Big City Lights", "You Wanted More") and The Beatles ("Please Please Be My Girl") - with a nod to John Lennon ("Don't Forget (To Stand Out Of The Rain", "Take It In Your Stride"), Paul McCartney ("Love Again") and David Bowie ("Rain's Been Falling (Down On Me)" is what a Lynne and Bowie duet might sound like) in particular - whilst displaying the creativity and songwriting talent of the aforementioned Mr. John Walsh. There are moments of sonic genius here with the fantastic "Take It In Your Stride" (a wonderful take on Lennon's "Starting Over"), "Big City Lights" and "You Wanted More" (the most ELOesque of the songs on view) with "Please Please Be My Girl" unashamedly a tribute to the glory of The Fab Four in their early years. I love the way that this record is underpinned by the sound of rain and thunder throughout and the way that the Floydish "Intro"/"Outro" (or "Prologue"/"Epilogue") with the sublime guitar work of Adam Walsh encloses either end of "Precipitation", ensuring the feel of a concept album - much like ELO's "Eldorado" and "Time" masterpieces. It is quite apt that "Precipitation" is released on Friday 24th February on the occasion of the 51st birthday of John Walsh! He should therefore be celebrating both his birthday and the release of an excellent album today. (10/10)
You can find out more about Tuesday Speaking and/or buy "Precipitation" via these links thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "Precipitation" by Tuesday Speaking to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 24-Feb-2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Recommended: ELOquence (Guy Young)

#1,240: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! You can thank a gentleman by the name of Drew Ridley from Nuneaton for this elobf article! It was Drew who alerted Yours Truly KJS to the solo ELO tribute act ELOquence a.k.a. Birmingham singer/musician Guy Young.

Guy was born in Sutton Coldfield (not too far from Shard End) in 1966 and, like myself, he's been a fan of ELO since the age of ten. When Jeff Lynne returned to the fore in 2012, he noted that there didn't appear to be an established ELO tribute act based in the Midlands and decided to create his own last year. ELOquence performs songs from the entire career of Jeff Lynne including (of course) ELO, The Traveling Wilburys, Roy Orbison and George Harrison. KJS/ELOBF will hopefully get to see, hear and review ELOquence at some point! In the meantime, you can find out more about ELOquence via their official web sites thus:


elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends ELOquence to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 23-Feb-2017

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Vinyl Story: The ELO Picture Discs

#1,239: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Back in January, Yours Truly KJS wrote an article for elobeatlesforever (elobf) on the subject of ELO's 10" singles, specifically those issued to promote the singles "Xanadu" (with Olivia Newton-John) and "All Over The World" from the "Xanadu" OST during Summer 1980. In addition, earlier this week, the answer to the quiz that came with ELO's first and only UK 7" picture disc "Secret Messages" (WA3720) in 1983 was also revealed in this elobf article hence the idea for this article on the subject of the trio of ELO/Jeff Lynne picture discs issued in the UK - not forgetting that ultra-rare double-sided 33⅓ RPM US promotional 10" picture disc of "Xanadu" (MC10384).
1981: Following the success of "Time" lead single "Hold On Tight" b/w "When Time Stood Still" (JET7011) reaching #4, the disappointment of "Twilight" b/w "Julie Don't Live Here" (JET7015) stalling at a relatively lowly #30 led to Jet/CBS issuing what was ELO's second and final double 'AA' sided single "Ticket To The Moon" c/w "Here Is The News" (JET7018) - their first being "Confusion" c/w "Last Train To London" (JET166) in 1979. ELO's one and only 12" picture disc (JETP12018) was issued to bolster sales of the third single taken from "Time", depicting the ELO spaceship zooming away from what looked like a version of the Star Wars 'Death Star', making it a highly desirable collectors item for fans whilst propelling the single to a more respectable #24.
1983: When "Secret Messages" lead single "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" b/w "After All" (A3500) peaked at #13, thus failing to make the UK Top 10, Jet/CBS issued ELO's first and only UK 7" picture disc in support of second single "Secret Messages" b/w "Buildings Have Eyes" (A3720) hoping that the relative success of the "Ticket To The Moon" b/w "Here Is The News" 12" picture disc some eighteen months earlier would be repeated. Although it was another hit with loyal fans and offered the rare opportunity to win a "Secret Messages" gold disc, the single itself fell somewhat short of the Top 40, managing only #48.
1984: In the ensuing three years hiatus between "Secret Messages" (JETLX527) and "Balance Of Power" (EPC26467), ELO fans were perhaps surprised to see a Jeff Lynne solo single (ELO in all but name to many) released. Taken from the "Electric Dreams" OST, "Video!" b/w "Sooner Or Later" (Virgin VSY695) also saw release as a 7" picture disc with elements of "Video!" later revealed to include snippets of "Beatles Forever", the song that would have been a pivotal part of the originally intended 2LP release of "Secret Messages (JETDP402). "Video!" peaked at a modest #87. It was only the second ever Jeff Lynne solo single, following "Doin' That Crazy Thing" b/w "Goin' Down To Rio" (UP36281) in 1977.
The ultra-rare "Xanadu" US 10" picture disc: Just 31 copies pressed before it was withdrawn
If nothing else, the artwork and imagery of ELO - those wonderful album sleeves that we all know and love - absolutely lends itself to release in picture disc format . This is one area where ELO's record labels have missed great opportunity down the years, specifically in the marketing and promoting of the many ELO remasters, reissues, compilations and recent new material. What price in these days of vinyl resurgence of an "Out Of The Blue" or "Eldorado" or "Alone In The Universe" (or any other ELO album) as a 12" picture disc?

Related KJS/ELOBF articles
Picture This: The Jet Picture Discs
Vinyl Story: The ELO 10" Singles

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 18-Feb-2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Secret Messages: More Successful Than You Think

#1,238: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! ELO's 1983 LP "Secret Messages" (JETLX527/JETDP402) and the unreleased track "Beatles Forever" remain both the starting inspiration for and a major component of elobeatlesforever (elobf) here in Yours Truly 2017.

 Yet some ELO fans see "Secret Messages" as a poor relation when compared to its more illustrious and commercially successful predecessors. Excluding the boxed set "Three Light Years" (JETBX1), ELO album releases in the UK from 1976 to 1981 peaked at #6 ("A New World Record"), #4 ("Out Of The Blue"), #1 ("Discovery"), #7 ("ELO's Greatest Hits"), #2 ("Xanadu") and #1 ("Time") respectively whereas as "Secret Messages" attained what is often seen as a disappointing #4.
Regular visitors to elobf will know from not a few previous articles that "Secret Messages" actually performed rather better during its fifteen week chart run between 26th June and 8th October 1983 than is commonly accepted. The reason for that conclusion is that if you look at the Official Album Chart for the week following the release of  "Secret Messages", you will see that ahead of Electric Light Orchestra were three classic albums in "Synchronicity" (The Police), "Thriller" (Michael Jackson) and "Let's Dance" (David Bowie) - the 11th, 1st and 4th best selling albums of 1983.

Whereas we will never know how the originally intended "Secret Messages" double album would have fared, the familiar 1LP format will always be one of my fave ELO albums. Yours Truly KJS and elobeatlesforever (elobf) will continue to campaign for the full release of "Secret Messages" in its full 2LP, 18 track glory, including (of course) "Beatles Forever" ...

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 15-Feb-2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

Recommended: Pugwash New Album Kickstarter Campaign

#1,237: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Yours Truly KJS is eternally grateful that my good friend Mark Burrows heartily recommended that I have a listen to Irish melodic rock quartet Pugwash and their album "The Olympus Sound" back in 2011. Since then ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) has been pleased and proud to regularly feature Pugwash (Thomas Walsh, Tosh Flood, Joe Fitzgerald, Shaun McGee) regularly.

Pugwash have have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the release of what will be their seventh studio album later this year to follow up the much acclaimed "Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)" in 2015 and their excellent career overview "A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds" in 2014. The goal of this new campaign is to raise €25,000 by Wednesday 29th March. The monies will fund three weeks of recording in Los Angeles during April, mastering at the iconic Abbey Road Studios thereafter as well as artwork development for the album.
Pugwash releases recommended and reviewed by elobf to date
The good news is that, at the time of writing, over 30% of the goal has already been pledged with forty five days still to go! Full details of this exciting project are detailed within the Pugwash Kickstarter campaign page via this link thus:


elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends Pugwash to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 13-Feb-2017

Sunday, 12 February 2017

We Shout Raving Notes: ELO's Picture Disc Mystery Solved!

#1,236: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Early September 1983 saw "Secret Messages" b/w "Buildings Have Eyes" (Jet/CBS A3720) released as the second single from ELO's album of the same name. Lead single "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" b/w "After All" (A3500) had peaked at #13 with the "Secret Messages" album (JETLX527) attaining a respectable #4 earlier in the summer, being kept from being ELO's third #1 album by the formidable trio of "Synchronicity" (The Police), "Thriller" (Michael Jackson) and "Let's Dance" (David Bowie).
Whereas "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" was also released as a limited edition 12" single (TA3500) with "Time After Time" a bonus track alongside "After All" - which was only to be found on the cassette edition of "Secret Messages" (JETCX527) at the time - the release of the "Secret Messages" single (described as a 'special version') also led to the issue of ELO's first and only UK 7" picture disc (WA3720) as part of the Jet/CBS promotion effort. Fans and collectors who bought the picture disc were given the opportunity to enter a competition to win a "personal gold LP disc" and several other items thus:

The competition poser was that there were four clues on the picture disc that would identify a line from a certain ELO song. The answer to the aforementioned question managed to stump Yours Truly KJS for many years and, I'm sure, many ELO fans and collectors too! elobeatlesforever (elobf) is therefore pleased to finally reveal the answer to this long running ELO riddle.

The four (valid) clues were the backwards/mirrored text: "GO TO JETLX 527" and the depiction of four diamonds on side A, as well as the backwards/mirrored text: "WE SHOUT RAVING NOTES" and the picture of a jester on side B (in the same location as the diamonds on side A).
"Secret Messages" was only kept from being #1 by The Police, Michael Jackson and David Bowie ...
"GO TO JETLX 527" refers to the UK catalogue number for the "Secret Messages" album. The four diamonds (obviously) refer to the track "Four Little Diamonds". Now here's the clever bit: If you rearrange the letters that make up "WE SHOUT RAVING NOTES" with the word "JESTER", you (eventually) come up with a chorus line from "Four Little Diamonds" which is: "There's just no answer to give" -  and that's the answer!
The winning line includes the words "No Answer" - the US title for ELO's debut long player - perhaps a coincidence or just another secret message? Red herrings such as the omission of the letters ELO on side B and my mistaking the jester image for a joker led this writer off on a wild goose chase on a number of occasions!

Sadly, the "Secret Messages" single eventually stalled at #48 in the UK Singles Chart joining "The Way Life's Meant To Be" b/w "Wishing" (JET7021) - the fourth single taken from 1981's "Time" LP - in failing to reach the Top 40 and thus heralding the "Twilight" of ELO's stellar British singles chart career.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 12-Feb-2017

Friday, 10 February 2017

Review: The Game Begins With The Lights Out (Hornal)

#1,235: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The name Iain Hornal has become somewhat familiar to fans and followers of ELO during the live resurgence of Jeff Lynne's ELO in recent years with his energetic performances and trademark backing vocals and guitar contribution. Add to that his work with 10cc, support stints with The Feeling and various other projects alongside his own band (The Hornal Family - now simply Hornal) and you start to realise what an impressive portfolio he has compiled.

New album "The Game Begins With The Lights Out" by Hornal arrived last week on Thursday 2nd February and, from the first few notes, the eleven tracks on offer are truly an aural delight. Iain has garnered an impressive roster of collaborators with the likes of Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Billington & Quinn, Anna Krantz, Dan Gillespie Sells and Ciaran Jeremiah (The Feeling) as well as the legendary Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley (10cc) all helping out.

Having heard a quintet of these songs live, hopes for this long player were high and that anticipation is more than satisfied with a record replete with lush layered vocal harmonies that combine hints of Lennon, Lynne, McCartney and Bowie with some wonderful journeys into multiple music genres.

There is a wonderful balance here betwixt the downright catchy foot tappers "Running Away", "Jennifer", "She Doesn't Have Anyone", "Any Other Way" and the beautiful acoustic, atmospheric gems "Staring At The Sky", "Caledone", "Different Places" (a stunning folksy almost country duet with Anna Krantz), "Pictures Of Past" (with Dan and Ciaran, his pals from The Feeling) and the sublime "Quit You". Add to the mix the instantly likeable if not anthemic "Dangerous Men" (with a fantastic guitar riff mingled with the vocal gymnastics of Sophie Ellis-Bextor and some great sax from Mike Stevens) and the piece de resistance that is the album closer "Say The Word" (oozing the class of 10cc throughout) and you end up with quite possibly one of the albums of the year.

Yours Truly KJS is please to report that "The Game Begins With The Lights Out" both exceeds expectation whilst proving the reputation of a certain Iain Hornal. It really is a pleasure to review such a fine record, so much so that I can foresee the CD being worn out by the end of the year! (10/10)

Trax: "Staring At The Sky" ~ "Running Away" (with Sophie Ellis-Bextor) ~ "Jennifer" (with Billington & Quinn) ~ "Caledone" ~ "She Doesn't Have Anyone" ~ "Quit You" ~ "Dangerous Men" (with Sophie Ellis-Bextor) ~ "Different Places" (with Anna Krantz) ~ "Pictures Of Past" (with Dan Gillespie Sells & Ciaran Jeremiah) ~ "Any Other Way" ~ "Say The Word" (with Graham Gouldman & Kevin Godley)

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "The Game Begins With The Lights Out" by Hornal to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles, 10cc, The Feeling and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 10-Feb-2017

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Review: Dust To Stars (Fay & Latta)

#1,234: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Just over four years have elapsed since their last release yet Fay & Latta - a twosome who have dipped their proverbial toes into the elobf universe and supported the likes of Toploader and The Hoosiers down the years - have lost none of their originality and song craft, as ably demonstrated by their polished and hugely enjoyable new album "Dust To Stars".

Having worked with the likes of famed ELO and The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO Part II) violinist Mik Kaminski, Groucutt & Haynes, The Beatles Blues & Blue Violin Project (BBBV) in the past, the success of "Dust To Stars" is that Tom Fay and Anneka Fay (formerly Latta) have developed their own style and sound whilst not falling into the trap of trying to repeating an old formula. Various genres are touched upon within this eleven song opus ensuring the duos thoughtful and incisive lyrics are matched by some great tunes, underpinned by the impressive production of Richard Burns. We are treated to atmospheric if not haunting mellow acoustic adventures throughout with the velvety vocals of Anneka and expressive guitar work of hubby Tom for company, highlights for me being "Those Three Words", the lovely instrumental "Time Is Not Our Friend", "In The Rain" (once again reminiscent of Bailey Tzuke) and, thanks to the cracking co-vocal with Wilson, "Rise Or Fall" - a fitting swansong to another notable effort from this talented Yorkshire duo (with a little help from their friends). (9/10)
"Dust To Stars" as well as previous albums "Beauty In Chaos" and "The View From Here" can presently be ordered from the Fay & Latta official website in digital & CD formats thus:


elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends "Dust To Stars" by Fay & Latta to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 08-Feb-2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Review: Best of The Trevor Burton Band Volumes 1 & 2

#1,233: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Mention the name Trevor Burton and certain folks will recall his role in the formation of The Move. They might also remember the ill-fated Balls project and perhaps his tenure with The Steve Gibbons Band. Yet, judging from the contents of the newly released compilations "Best Of The Trevor Burton Band Vol. 1" and "Best Of The Trevor Burton Band Vol. 2", there is much more to Trevor Burton that can be found in the recorded career of his self-named band.

If you can get past the tape hiss that permeates the first three tracks on either CD, you will partake of a wonderful cocktail of covers, interpretations and original material befitting the reputation of one of the best (if not undiscovered) guitarists still doing the rounds here in 2017. The trademark vocals of Trevor grace a variety of musical styles which both surprise and leave you nodding in appreciation. In places you can hear early Dire Straits ("Ain't Going Down") or Santana ("River Runs Deep") whereas in others there's a Springsteen ("The Heartache") vibe. The influence of ELO keyboard maestro Richard Tandy shines through in the majority of both albums (taken from "Blue Moons") with his song "Mississippi Nights" also a highlight. Trev's alternative take on Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" is a triumph with classy Blues permeating the whole affair. Look out for the autobiographical "Hit And Run" and its mention of five Brum lads seeking fame and fortune!
The "Blue Moons" line-up of The Trevor Burton Band featured a certain Richard Tandy
Both volumes of this excellent career overview completely impress upon first listen (and beyond). My personal faves right now are "Buffalo River Home", the aforementioned "Mississippi Nights", the sublime "Mister Fantasy", "When It All Comes Down", "River Runs Deep", "Full Moon On Main Street" and, quite frankly, every other track! Buying an album (or albums) is sometimes a gamble and sometimes a disappointment. Yours Truly KJS is pleased to say that "Best Of The Trevor Burton Band Vol. 1" and "Best Of The Trevor Burton Band Vol. 2" are both worthy investments whilst opening your ears to the legacy of a musician (and his band, past and present) deserving of much more acclaim and attention than is at present afforded him (and them). (10/10).

Copies of both volumes of "Best Of The Trevor Burton Band" are currently on sale at all Trevor Burton Band gigs and also via email at: tbband@btinternet.com

The Trevor Burton Band are currently: Trevor Burton (Lead vox/guitars), Maz Mitrenko (Guitars), Derek Wood (Bass) and Phil Brittle (Drums). You can find out more about The Trevor Burton Band - including their gig schedule - via their official website thus:

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends The Trevor Burton Band to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 05-Feb-2017

Thursday, 2 February 2017

ELOBF: 8th Anniversary Today!

#1,232: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! This is the 1,232th elobf article and today is Thursday 2nd February 2017. It's also Groundhog Day and eight years since elobeatlesforever (elobf) arrived on the scene back in 2009.

So much has happened in the elobf universe in the 2,922 days and 96 months since. Gig reviews, album reviews, interviews and the odd exclusive. Amazingly, the number of visitors to elobf went past the 1 million mark last June and we'll (hopefully) hit 1.4 million views soon - all thanx to you! Yours Truly KJS thought that it would be nice to go back in "Time" and revisit the very first elobf article this: 

We've lost some great friends and musicians yet we've also gained sight of so many artistes essentially influenced by the genius of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat' and, of course, The Beatles. Yours Truly KJS would like to thank each and every visitor, reader, follower and participant of elobeatlesforever (elobf) for journeying here. Every visit really is appreciated.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 02-Feb-2017

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Recommended: King's Heath Walk of Fame Beatles Fest

#1,231: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! When John Lennon stated that ELO were the "son of (The) Beatles" back in 1974, it was the ultimate of compliments and another huge nod to the influence of The Beatles on Birmingham's finest who played their maiden live performance in Birmingham back on Friday 15th February 1963 - the first of three appearances at King's Heath Ritz Ballroom in the home of 'Brum Beat' - and 2017 sees their historic Brum debut being commemorated with a very special event.

My friends Bob Prew and Ken Whittaker at King's Heath Walk Of Fame contacted Yours Truly KJS at elobeatlesforever (elobf) recently to highlight their forthcoming Beatles All You Need Is Love Fest on Sunday 12th February. The three hour event - starting at 3PM - will see a plethora of local musicians performing Beatles love songs (including elobf featured artiste Alex Vann) at Fletcher's Bar in York Road, King's Heath. Advance tickets priced at £4 each (*plus booking fee) can be purchased from Kitchen Garden Cafe or wegottickets.com with tickets on the door are priced at £5 each (if available).
The Fab Four at The Ritz Ballroom on 15th February 1963
For further information please email info@kingsheathwalkoffame.org.uk &/or contact Bob Prew on (0121) 689 2360 &/or Ken Whittaker on (0121) 443 5237 or visit these websites thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends King's Heath Walk Of Fame to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 01-Feb-2017