Sunday, 16 May 2021
Remembering Mark Regula
#1,588: The belated news received this weekend of the tragic recent passing away of Ivory Tower Project (ITP) maestro Mark Regula was both shocking and saddening for ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF). Mark was not only regarded in the biz as a highly regarded singer, songwriter and musician, he was also someone whom this writer considered a friend ever since we were introduced to each other by our mutual pal Gene 'Doc' DiPierro (owner/proprietor of Hamilton Radio) just over a decade ago via my then KJS Suggests show.
Since then ITP's highly related albums "Red Hot" (in 2012) and "How Much More?" (in 2017) have been positively reviewed by Yours Truly KJS whilst we remained in regular touch via Twitter until just a few weeks ago. It was a pleasure to be associated with such a kind and talented man - perhaps the ultimate Old School Rocker - who was so professional and diligent in the promotion and marketing of his beloved Ivory Tower Project and always such an encouragement to the output of KJS/ELOBF.
Our thoughts remain with Patti and the family at this time. Thank you Mark for sharing your inspiring life and music. Rest in peace.
ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) will always remember and recommend Mark Regula and The Ivory Tower Project to those enlightened souls who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the elobf universe ... KJS ... 16-May-2021