However much I would have loved to hear the names of former members to the ELO story within the speeches made, Yours Truly KJS and elobeatlesforever (elobf) thought it would be apt and quite appropriate to name as many musicians, contributors and characters who have played their part in ELO (whether in the studio, on stage or elsewhere) and compile them into this roster of 91 names (in alphabetical order) below thus:
Addie Lee ~ Al Quaglieri ~ Amy Langley ~ Andy Craig ~ Bernie Smith ~ Bev Bevan ~ Bill Bottrell ~ Bill Hunt ~ Brian Jones ~ Brie Brandt ~ Carl Wayne ~ Chereene Allen ~ Christian Schneider ~ Colin Owen ~ Colin Walker ~ Craig Fruin ~ David Arden ~ Dave Boruf ~ Dave Scott-Morgan ~ Dennis ~ Denny Bridges ~ Dick Plant ~ Don Arden ~ Donavan Hepburn ~ Douglas Bogey ~ Duane Scott ~ Ellie Greenwich ~ Fred ~ George Harrison ~ Ghislaine ~ Gregg Bissonette ~ Hugh McDowell ~ Iain Hornal ~ Jake Commander ~ Jeff Lynne ~ Jeff Magid ~ Jess Cox ~ John 'Upsy' Downing ~ John Middleton ~ John Richards ~ Kelly Groucutt ~ Laura Lynne ~ Lee Pomeroy ~ Louis Clark ~ Marc Bolan ~ Marc Mann ~ Marcus Byrne ~ Marge Raymond ~ Martin Smith ~ Mary Thomas ~ Matt Bissonette ~ Melanie Lewis-McDonald ~ Melvyn Gale ~ Mick Wilson ~ Mik Kaminski ~ Mike Atkins ~ Mike de Albuquerque ~ Mike Edwards ~ Mike Pela ~ Mike Stevens ~ Milton McDonald ~ Nancy O'Neill ~ Olivia Newton-John ~ Patti Quatro ~ Peggy Baldwin ~ Pete King ~ Peter Ford-Robertson ~ Phil Copestake ~ Phil Hatton ~ Rainer Pietsch ~ Reinhold Mack ~ Richard Tandy ~ Rick Pannell ~ Rick Price ~ Ringo Starr ~ Roger Lebow ~ Rosie Langley ~ Rosie Vela ~ Roy Wood ~ Ryan Ulyate ~ Sandi Lynne ~ Sarah O'Brien ~ Sharon Arden ~ Steve Jay ~ Steve Woolam ~ Susan Collins ~ Suzie Katayama ~ Ted Blight ~ Tom Thiel ~ Trevor Smith ~ Wilfred Gibson
My elder brother Bob introduced me to ELO when I was but a ten year old back in 1977 and ELO were a settled septet at that time. Their membership (whether in the studio or on stage) has expanded and contracted over the years and the idea of this article - published on the 45th anniversary of the live debut of ELO at The Greyhound in Croydon on Sunday 16th April 1972 - is to pay tribute to each and every musician who has played a part in a band whom the late, great Tony Curtis once famously said were (and still are) "the most outstanding rock group in the world today." Many thanx to Messrs. Jet Flynne, Jeff Cooper and John Devitt for filling in the gaps!
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 16-Apr-2017