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StevieBee

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4,636 posts

138 months

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Heads up to those interested....

Jeff Lynne releases two new albums this week, a new solo effort and an album of re-recorded / re-mastered ELO tracks.

TUESDAY 2 OCT

BBC TWO, BBC HD 10pm: LATER... LIVE
Interview with Jeff in the Later... studio plus footage from 'Mr. Blue Sky' documentary.

WEDNESDAY 3 OCT

TV - BBC ONE, BBC HD 7pm:
THE ONE SHOW
Interview with Jeff plus "The Story Of The Song" feature on 'Mr. Blue Sky'.

FRIDAY 5 OCT

TV - BBC ONE, 9.05am:
BREAKFAST
Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt interview Jeff plus video footage.

RADIO - BBC RADIO 2, 2pm:
STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON
Jeff will be a special guest on the show between 2-5pm.

TV - BBC TWO, BBC HD 11.50pm:
LATER... WITH JOOLS HOLLAND
Extended interview with Jeff in the Later... studio plus more footage from 'Mr. Blue Sky' documentary.

TV - BBC FOUR, 9-10pm:
'MR. BLUE SKY: THE STORY OF JEFF LYNNE AND ELO'
Documentary directed by Martyn Atkins which gets to the heart of who singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Lynne is and how his music has had such a tremendous influence on our world. This candid and revealing story is told by Jeff himself together with collaborators and friends such as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle. With access to Lynne in his studio above LA, this is an intimate account of a great British pop classicist who has ploughed a unique furrow since starting out on the Birmingham Beat scene in the early 60s, moving from The Idle Race to the multi-million selling ELO in the 70s and then, with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison, as a key member of the Traveling Wilburys.

TV - BBC FOUR, 10-11pm:
'ELO LIVE AT WEMBLEY'
Classic 1978 performance featuring a pioneering spaceship and laser display that set a precedent for concerts for decades to come. Directed by Mike Mansfield.

TV - BBC FOUR, 11-11.50pm:
ROCK FAMILY TREES: 'THE BIRMINGHAM BEAT'
With narration by John Peel, music journalist Pete Frame explores the stories behind some of the best-known artists the West Midlands has produced, featuring Jeff Lynne and ELO, Roy Wood, The Move, The Moody Blues and more.

TV - BBC FOUR, 11.50pm-12.20am:
JEFF LYNNE ACOUSTIC: 'LIVE FROM BUNGALOW PALACE'
An intimate half-hour of Jeff Lynne and long-time collaborator Richard Tandy on piano, playing acoustic versions of many of Jeff's greatest songs including 'Evil Woman', 'Telephone Line' and 'Showdown'. Filmed in Lynne's LA studio and a companion piece to the 'Mr. Blue Sky' documentary.


More here: http://www.ftmusic.com/news/index.html




Amused2death

1,307 posts

79 months

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Thanks for posting that thumbup

Will definitely be setting the recorder for some of that.

spyder dryver

821 posts

99 months

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'ELO LIVE AT WEMBLEY'
Classic 1978 performance...

I was there!

S7Paul

1,899 posts

117 months

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spyder dryver said:
'ELO LIVE AT WEMBLEY'
Classic 1978 performance...

I was there!
No offence, but I hate you! smile

Those were the days when you had to send off for tickets. I sent off, but it was massively oversubscribed, and I wasn't one of the lucky ones. It looked a great show, and it'll be going onto DVD for keeps.

I was always a Move fan, and then continued to follow Roy (through Wizzard & his solo stuff) & Jeff (through ELO) afterwards. So much talent between those two Brummies, and I still reckon Roy is one of the most underrated guys ever - he never really got the worldwide acclaim he deserved.

StevieBee

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4,636 posts

138 months

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Bev Bevan still plays in and around Birmingham and next year is doing a midlands tour with Jasper Carrot and a few other famous Brums. Looks a hoot!
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Zad

9,527 posts

119 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
Gratuitous bump for tonight's ELO special evening on BBC4. From 9pm.


mikees

800 posts

55 months

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I have a ELO comp to drive to work if its sunny.

susanq

367 posts

58 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
What a fantastic evening watching the Jeff Lynne specials on BBC4. This man is an absolute genius. Look forward to the new album 'Long Wave' out mid October. I've gone to bed with 'Strange Magic' playing in my head. Bliss.

Six Fiend

5,551 posts

98 months

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Agreed, what a fabulously enjoyable set of programs. Learned a huge amount about him and his work and nodded off a happy happy afterwards smile

audidoody

6,178 posts

139 months

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I sneaked a look at Sharon Osbourne's book (the wife bought it!). Fascinating stuff in there about how her gangster father Don Arden stiffed Jeff Lynne for $4 million.

Justin Cyder

11,950 posts

32 months

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Is it just me who thought Jeff Lynne came across as a big cuddly bear of a lovely guy?

The music he makes has never really been my thing, but I found myself sitting there thinking I'd love to just have an afternoon jamming with this guy, having the craic.

StevieBee

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4,636 posts

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Justin Cyder said:
Is it just me who thought Jeff Lynne came across as a big cuddly bear of a lovely guy?

The music he makes has never really been my thing, but I found myself sitting there thinking I'd love to just have an afternoon jamming with this guy, having the craic.
Thought the same. Been a life-long fan of ELO but never really knew much about Jeff Lynne. Just seemed a thoroughly decent, funny bloke. What was telling was just how well all of the Travelling Wilburys all got on with each other - given the then status of each, you'd have forgiven them or letting egos get the better of them but they all seemed like they were just a bunch of mates jamming in a garage.

RVVUNM

1,542 posts

92 months

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I saw them live in Dortmund Germany in the very early eighties, one hell of a good concert.

hwajones

195 posts

64 months

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Fantastic evenings TV, loved the acoustic sessions with Lynne/Tandy...

What a genuine guy! And musical genius smile

I hope he does a theatre tour off this record! Ulster Hall please...

StevieBee

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hwajones said:
I hope he does a theatre tour off this record! Ulster Hall please...
Sadly, I fear this unlikely. It was Jeff Lynne's dislike of touring that lead to the demise of ELO.

Justin Cyder

11,950 posts

32 months

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I was wincing though looking at all those lovely rare guitars lying strewn around the place. Right, finished with the 59 gold top Les Paul. Thunk. eek

ianreeves

185 posts

87 months

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Makes you realise how talentless today's chart toppers are....

horacethefrog

285 posts

96 months

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ianreeves said:
Makes you realise how talentless today's chart toppers are....
Yeah, know what you mean, Muse, Adele, Blur, Coldplay....they're all pants. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be either biggrin

Camphill Villan

2,646 posts

21 months

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I saw The Bev Bevan Band at a charity gig at the NEC in 1986 stageed by Jasper, it was called Heartbeat. Great night as a mixture of comedy and music, but The Moddy Blues just blew everyone else of the stage, spine-tingling stuff, especialy Nights in White Satin, awesome! Bev, btw is a really big supporter of Dorridge Music School, of which I have no connection other than professional, but are known for putting on fabulous concerts at the NIA around Remambrance Sunday time. Mods I hope this is not seen as a plug, I'm very new here, if it is apologies.

S7Paul

1,899 posts

117 months

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horacethefrog said:
ianreeves said:
Makes you realise how talentless today's chart toppers are....
Yeah, know what you mean, Muse, Adele, Blur, Coldplay....they're all pants. biggrin
Well, in my view at least two of the above (the latter two) are definitely pants, so I'd largely agree with ianreeves.

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