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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (Paper); First Edition Hardcover edition (September 1981)
  • ISBN-10: 0825632447
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825632440
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,716,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book covers all the history of the Electric Light Orchestra from the authors origins at school, the bands predecessing groups, and the history of the band through its most successful years.. Because it is written by a band member there are some amazing personal photographs and a chance to see the band froman insiders point of view. Any true fan of ELO must see a copy of this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Philip S. Wolf on August 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
I got lucky one afternoon and found this book on the bargain table of a bookshop in Inverness, Scotland in 1985. My paperback {limp edition} cost me .75p {75 pence}. The cover is a bit freaky, but the insides are great. I grabbed this book up before some other punter beat me to it.

This is the story of rock drummer Bev Bevan, drummer for The Electric Light Orchestra and good friend of Jasper Carrott. From Bev's early days in Birmingham playing in bands with Denny Laine in 1963, to massive Wembly Arena watching from behind the curtains as Tony Curtis introduces ELO to a packed house in 1978. It is the story of a rock drummer, as told by that rock drummer.

Much like: Ian Hunter's fantastic book ~ "Reflections of a Rock Star" it is a highly personal read, and like Ian's book, you are transported into Bev's world on stage, backstage, in the studios and on the road with a living breathing rock band. It is almost put together as a scrapbook of all his memories of his first 33 years {in 1978.} But, with some many wonderful and rare photos included from the 1950's, 60's and 70's, it is much more than that. Bev, talks of all his fellow musicians from the past, and gives lot's of insight about the other chaps in ELO as well. He talks of his favorite Move & ELO records and will tell you which ones that he is not fond of as well.

A very young Sharon Arden, is in a photograph holding a gold record for: "Discovery", the ELO record that sold several million copies in 1979. That very same lass later married some guy named Ozzie, and had a few children. Backstage dinners of fish & chips, a dog named Pongo, the dramas with Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood and encounters with Brit Ekland {she was everywhere in the 1970's.}

The story is fun to read and photos are real cool.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 22, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is great!Even without going over the whole history of this great band,the book covers alot of ground on the early and middle years.The concert photos and the photos of the guys during "DOWN TIME" are a good part of the history that you just do not get from the records.There are good bits on "THE MOVE" as well as photos and other info on what became "THE BIG 7" and a part on "The author at work".This book does cover the beginnings of what became the legend that was THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA. A VERY GOOD READ ABOUT A GROUP THAT,UNLIKE OTHER GROUPS,DIDN'T HAVE ALOT OF BOOKS ABOUT THEM.
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