Bev Bevan was the drummer and one of the original members of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). After the end of ELO in 1986, he founded ELO Part II.
Bevan also served as the touring drummer for Black Sabbath during the Born Again Tour, and later played percussion on The Eternal Idol album in 1987. Bevan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, as a member of Electric Light Orchestra.
Bev is part of music history when BBC Radio One chose The Moves ‘FLOWERS IN THE RAIN’ as the first song ever to be featured on the station in September 1967.
The Move went on to enjoy hit after hit with songs such as “I can hear the grass grow”, “Fire Brigade” and the rock anthem, “Blackberry Way”.
On ELO records his voice can be heard most prominently on the songs “Fire on High” and “Strange Magic” both from the 1975 album Face the Music.
He recorded a solo single in 1976, a cover version of the Sandy Nelson instrumental, “Let There Be Drums”. Bevan played on all Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II albums up to 1999. In 1980 Bevan published a historical memoir of the Electric Light Orchestra. In 1983, he replaced Bill Ward in Black Sabbath during the Born Again Tour. Bevan was known for his heavy powerhouse drumming during this tour.
Bev also appeared on Paul Weller’s 2010 album Wake Up The Nation and played drums on two songs “Moonshine” and “Wake Up The Nation”.
Together with his all-star band of musicians, featuring Tony Kelsey on lead guitar and vocals, (Robert Plant & Steve Winwood Band); on bass guitar & vocals is Phil Tree (the Roy Wood Band). On keyboards and vocals is Abby Brant (Steve Winwood Band); Finally on vocals from the UK's top folk/rock group (Quill) is Joy Strachan-Brain. A formidable line up of some of the Country's very top musicians.
Bev will be featuring songs from not only The Move, but ELO & Black Sabbath.
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