With the original Move down to just Woody and Bev, fellow Brum star Jeff Lynne is enlisted for the grandiose ELO project which would see Bev’s career go ballistic.
Bev Bevan says:
“After Shazam me and Woody really enjoyed getting heavy again, but back in England the best money was in cabaret. We hated it but Carl Wayne loved it. Roy knew Jeff Lynne and so he joined. I thought they would write songs together but that never worked out.”
“Although not a big hit, Roll Over Beethoven got masses of air play on every American FM station and we went to America on the back of that song. Again, I’m proud of the drumming, it still sounds good.”
“We opened for Deep Purple, did all the stadiums in 1973 for the first time. That put us in great stead for when we headlined for them a couple of years later.”
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