Last Bus from Ashton: The Night I Saw Jeff Lynne’s ELO

The Mother of All Memorable Concerts at Manchester Arena, 10 April 2016

The rave reviews of their Manchester gig were well deserved. Surpassing my previous all time #1 gig (Roger Hodgson, 29 May 2013, Bridgewater Hall) and my last trip to Manchester Arena (Peter Kay’s Comic Relief gig), Jeff Lynne and Co. more than exceeded my expectations. By several notches. Continue reading “Last Bus from Ashton: The Night I Saw Jeff Lynne’s ELO”

The Essential Electric Light Orchestra: The Not So Perfect Twenty

In celebration of Jeff Lynne and ELO: a super sized Not So Perfect Ten

What a difference three years makes. Especially if your name is Jeff Lynne (and you realise how popular you are with your audience after a lengthy hiatus). In the last three weeks I have become the proud owner of his latest work, Alone In The Universe. A somewhat ironic title given NASA’s news of life on other planets, and possible Earth like bodies in the cosmos.

In the last two months we have had a backlog of Not So Perfect Tens, hence this double helping. With my recent acquisition, and Jeff Lynne’s birthday being today, a chance to make ELO this month’s subject. Continue reading “The Essential Electric Light Orchestra: The Not So Perfect Twenty”