Friday, 18 June 2021
Recommended: Let There Be Drums (The Don Powell Band ft. Bev Bevan)
#1,595: Legendary Slade drummer Don Powell (and his band) have teamed up with a whole host of other legendary drummists including our very own Bev Bevan (The Move, ELO, Black Sabbath, Quill), Brian Bennett (The Shadows) and Andy Edwards (Quill) to record a charity single cover of Sandy Nelson's instrumental classic "Let There Be Drums" (UK #3; January 1962) to raise funds for #WeMakeEvents in aid of the many musicians struggling to make ends meet during the current plandemic. Many Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) fans and collectors will recall that Bev also released "Let There Be Drums" b/w "Heavy Head" (Jet/Polydor #JET777) as his debut single in 1976.
See also: JET777: Bev Bevan's Heavy Headliner
This new version is officially released on Friday 18th June and can be purchased from all popular download and streaming services with a limited edition batch of 250 CD singles containing three trax priced at £8.80 each also available to order via this link thus:
ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Let There Be Drums" by The Don Powell Band & Friends to those enlightened folks 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 ... 18-June-2021