Thursday, 31 December 2020

Yours Truly 2020: A Year In Review

#1,555: Whilst for many the year 2020 will be remembered as the year of the plandemic, for Yours Truly KJS it will always be a year dominated by the goodbye bade to my mother Beryl Lilian Sinclair, who passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of Sunday 8th March. It was also a year in which elobeatlesforever (elobf) took another six (6) month break (as per 2019) yet over forty elobf articles were still published whilst we were active including a trio of exclusive interviews with music industry legends Mike StevensMike Batt and author James R Turner.

There were sadly no gig reviews or any elobf Gig Guides as the Jeff Lynne's ELO "From Out Of Nowhere" UK/EU tour was curtailed alongside planned dates by Roy Wood, Quill and Morganisation. Whereas Jeff Lynne was quiet this year, Roy Wood did twiddle the knobs behind the scenes as Chief Engineer for "A Royal Philharmonic Christmas" (expect more from Roy in 2021) and Bev Bevan launched Quill Connect with Joy Strachan-Brain whilst writing his autobiography. On a personal level, elobf celebrated their 11th birthday in February and a rare solid centre copy of "Telephone Line" (UP36254) was finally captured in October.

elobf Albums of the Year 2020
Six albums from Baby Scream, Morganisation, Rain, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Iain Hornal and Paul McCartney were reviewed as elobf returned to its proverbial roots in 2020 and after much consideration, KJS reckons that Morganisation's excellent "Made In Britain" and Iain Hornal's classy "Fly Away Home" should share our Album of the Year accolade this year. Congrats to both artistes! Perhaps the best way to commemorate this somewhat abridged year is via the above montage and this selection of articles thus ...

Yours Truly KJS would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every visitor, contributor and interviewee to elobeatlesforever (elobf) during 2020 and to also wish you a better if not ELOtastic New Year! Looking ahead, there's much to look forward to, musically speaking, in 2021 so please consider bookmarking elobf and reading more new articles in this new decade!

*** Until next "Time" in the ELOBF Universe ... KJS ... 31-Dec-2020 ***

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