Saturday, 8 April 2017

Roy Wood & Jeff Lynne Light Up ROCKHALL2017

#1,261: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! There was just one thing on my mind as Yours Truly KJS fell asleep last night (Friday 7th April) in advance of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrations across the pond in Brooklyn and that was that I wanted to see some photographs of ELO co-founding pioneers Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne on stage together at The Barclays Center being inducted into the RRHoF by Dhani Harrison.

We knew that Bev Bevan was not going to be there (being as he was Standin' up and Rockin' with mutual pal Jasper Carrott in Stafford) and we suspected that Richard Tandy might not attend too due to his apparent absence based from the images doing the rounds on social media, hopefully not due to ill health. Seeing Roy and Jeff together on stage was, for me, the real joy.

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Just three songs were performed as Jeff Lynne's ELO opened the proceedings with their familiar take on "Roll Over Beethoven" - an apt tribute to the late, great Chuck Berry - followed by ELO classics "Evil Woman" and quite naturally, of course, "Mr. Blue Sky".

In amongst all of the many images and videos that I woke up to this morning on Facebook, Twitter. Instagram and YouTube, it was the sight of Roy and Jeff together being rewarded for their gallantry with The Electric Light Orchestra that truly said it all for me.

Bravo you Brummie legends!

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

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated Keith, just a little concerned as to where Mr T was?? But as you say how good was it to see Jeff and Roy together they looked really comfortable too which was nice to see xx