Sunday, September 23, 2012


Plus, a 30 minute special featuring Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy performing in Jeff's home studio, Bungalow Palace.  From the Showdown ELO Mailing List and Radio Times:

BBC Channel 4 - Friday October 5, 2012: 
9pm-10pm - Mr Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO
The life and career of singer-songwriter Jeff Lynne, from his early days in the Birmingham rock scene to his success with Electric Light Orchestra during the 1970s and stint as a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and George Harrison. Featuring contributions by the artist himself, along with his friends and colleagues, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle. 
10pm-11pm - ELO Live At Wembley
The Electric Light Orchestra perform a memorable 1978 concert at Wembley Arena, featuring a pioneering laser display that set a precedent for stadium concerts for decades to come. Songs include Turn to Stone, Tightrope, Telephone Line, Rock Aria (sic), Wild West Hero, Showdown, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Standing in the Rain and Night in the City. 
11pm-11:50pm - Rock Family Trees: The Birmingham Beat
Music Journalist Pete Frame explores the careers of musicians including Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Denny Laine, whose roots in the Birmingham rock scene led to the creation of some of Britain's best-known bands, including the Move, ELO and the Moody Blues 
11:50pm-12:20am - Jeff Lynne Acoustic: Live From Bungalow Palace
The singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his greatest hits alongside long-time collaborator Richard Tandy at his studio in Los Angeles. Featuring Electric Light Orchestra tunes including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Showdown.


Chippa said...

Can't wait to see it, but any idea when us lowly Americans will be able to check it out?

Anonymous said...

OneSummerDream said...
Unplugged. Nice. I too can't wait till the States can see these.

xavier said...

Is this tha dame documentary that was shown in the Grammy Musum last week?

rob10538 said...

They've done well to compress Jeff's long career into one hour - the Tom Petty documentary 'runnin down a dream' was almost four hours long. Nevertheless, these are heady days for JL fans and we have also been allowed unprecedented access to his home - who'd have thought when Jerry posted that smiley in July that all this was to follow...btw anyone listen to 'She' on You Tube - unashamedly ELO!

Anonymous said...

Well being BBC there will be no adverts so it will be a good hour ...i'm equally excited about the acoustic sessions 9 year old has started negotiating how he can stay up to watch it.

Chippa said...

Yeah, I saw the "She" video. Nice job of these morons to illegally put the songs out there.