|This early portrait of The Electric Light Orchestra is full of familiar faces ...|
But little did I realize at the time that one of my acquaintances was one of the few paying punters in The Greyhound that night! I'm pleased to announce that James Harris has kindly given ELOBF permission to publish his amazing memories from the live debut of The Electric Light Orchestra thus:
"The day was Sunday 16th April 1972. Easter was early in 1972, falling on 2nd April. I had travelled from my home in Birmingham to Croydon to see what would become one of the greatest Rock bands of all time. The Greyhound [sometimes also known as The Fox at The Greyhound] was situated in Park Lane, Croydon and was literally just a stones throw from that other well known musical venue, The Fairfield Halls.
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] wishes to extend very many thanx to James Harris for his fantastic recollection of that first live ELO spark, if not one of the most pivotal moments in rock history.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] universe ... KJS ... 18-Apr-2015