Sunday, 30 April 2017

HBO Airs ELO Induction @ ROCKHALL2017

#1,268: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! HBO duly broadcast their flagship Rock & Roll Hall of Fame highlights programme yesterday at 8PM ET (Saturday 29th April) to millions of Americans so that multiple thousands of ELO fans in the US could see the RRHOF induction of Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne for themselves (as well as Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy in absentia) alongside the likes of Journey, Joan BaezYes, Niles Rodgers and Pearl Jam.

The trio of songs performed by Jeff Lynne's ELO on Friday 7th April were all shown with Dhani Harrison's induction speech slotted in between "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Evil Woman" (whereas it preceded the Chuck Berry penned classic on the night) with "Mr. Blue Sky" following.

BGO supremo Michael Laine Hildebrandt was kind enough to send Yours Truly KJS some screenshots of the show overnight from his Lewisville base in Texas and they are included in the above montage. Speaking of montages, Legacy Recordings released a short video on Friday 28th April to congratulate ELO upon their RRHOF induction in advance of the HBO premiere and ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) has put together a montage below to echo those sentiments and to remind folks just how successful the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) have been (and continue to be) from their self-titled first album in 1971 a.k.a. "No Answer" to 2015's "Alone In The Universe" thus:


  1. So if we sign up to HBO for a free month can we watch the RRHOF induction?

  2. Yes, it'll be aired over and over throughout the month.