ELO and Jeff Lynne night on BBC4 Friday October 5th

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, Rockaria, 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.



On Sunday 28 July 2019, David Randall celebrated his 600th show. “Assume The Position” started in June 2007 on UK City Radio before transferring a year later to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio. The show includes tracks played on the first show plus Upton Blues Festival highlights, new music and the regular features “Live Legends” and “Anniversary Rock” which this week celebrates the Island Records label 60th anniversary.

Listen in to Get Ready to ROCK! Radio…
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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)



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