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Friars Dunstable

Wednesday July 26th 1972

queensway (civic) hall, dunstable


Electric Light Orchestra
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band line up
electric light orchestra
Jeff Lynne  Richard Tandy  Bev Bevan  Mike du Alberquerque Mike Edwards Colin Walker Wilfred Gibson
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



David Stopps, Friars promoter:

At the Dunstable gig they turned up very late and there was a dispute about payment. I remember getting a call the next day from their manager the legendary Don Arden (Sharon Osbourne’s dad) wanting to know why I had paid them half. After a brief explanation he accepted that this was reasonable (Amazingly).


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what happened next
ELO went huge in the late 70s with their legendary spaceship lighting rig. It went a bit pear shaped in the end with Bevan touring with former members as ELO Pat 2, something he did also with The Move to Roy Wood's displeasure. Jeff Lynne released a new album under the ELO banner in 2001 featuring a fleeting contribution from Richard Tandy
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ELO official site
sound and vision

ELO - Roll Over Beethoven


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