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Bev Bevan was the drummer, as well as one of the original members of the Electric Light Orchestra and served as the drummer for Black Sabbath from 1983-1984. After the collapse of ELO in 1986, he founded Electric Light Orchestra Part Two without original ELO singer/songwriter Jeff Lynne. ELO Part Two lasted ten years before disappearing from popular music. The ELO Logo as seen on numerous music covers Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) was a successful Birmingham rock music group of the 1970s and 1980s. ... This article is about the British heavy metal band. ... Jeff Lynne (born December 30, 1947) in Birmingham, UK, is a British singer-songwriter and record producer. ...


His professional music career started after a stint serving with Denny Laine in his group Denny and the Diplomats Denny Laine playing a double-necked guitar Denny Laine (born Brian Hines, on October 29, 1944, in Birmingham, England) is a British songwriter and musician best known for his roles as former guitarist and singer of The Moody Blues and, later, co-founder (along with Paul McCartney) of Wings. ...


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Bev Bevan (370 words)
Although he had played in various Birmingham-based bands since his teen years, Bev Bevan's first professional gig was with soon-to-be-Moody Bluesman Denny Laine in Denny and the Diplomats.
Bevan occupied the Electric Light Drumstool until 1982, when he had to sit out a tour due to illness; following his recovery, he served as the replacement for another ailing drummer, sitting in for Bill Ward during Black Sabbath's Born Again period.
In 1985 Bev Bevan resumed his role in ELO, which had risen to position of considerable popularity in its decade of existence (and had fallen victim to some of the ridiculous excesses made possible by such popularity), but was now in a decline due to personnel and business-related problems.
The Move Online: Bev Bevan Biog (596 words)
As co-leader of ELO during the 70's and 80's, Bev ensured that the group thrived as one of the world's greatest and most popular bands, scoring a multitude of hit singles and albums throughout their sixteen-year career and collecting copious amounts of gold and platinum discs.
In 1986, Bev organised Heartbeat at Birmingham's NEC.
Bev has performed with some of the biggest bands in rock history but now reckons he has found the perfect job hosting his own lunchtime radio show on Saga 105.7 FM every Saturday and via the internet www.saga1057fm.co.uk.
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