#1,372: Did you know that hidden away on the reverse side of Bev Bevan's only solo record is an ELO related one time only rarity? "Let There Be Drums" (JET777) was a non-charting Jet/Polydor UK single released in August 1976, being Bev's take on the 1961 Sandy Nelson percussion driven instrumental classic. Yet, over on side 'B' of this collectors item is another largely instrumental tune with the title: "Heavy Head", bearing the same name as Bev's then record shop in Sparkhill, Birmingham.
Bev Bevan, Kelly Groucutt and Richard Tandy received a songwriting credit alongside Jeff Lynne on a Jet Records release - not forgetting that Richard Tandy and Louis Clark were co-credited with orchestral and choral arrangements on ELO studio albums from "Eldorado" to "Out Of The Blue" and Kelly Groucutt sang lead vocals on tracks including "Poker" and "Sweet Is The Night". It's also interesting is that Dr. Roy Wood also guests on saxophone here too making it somewhat of an early ELO reunion of sorts!
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 24-Jan-2018