I know Ace Kefford wasn't a member of ELO, but he was an original co-founder of The Move.
In October 1965 Ace Kefford and Trevor Burton were in The Cedar Club in Birmingham to watch David Jones and The Lower Third. After the gig Kefford and Burton got talking to the band's leader David Jones (a.k.a. David Bowie), Jones suggested that Kefford and Burton should create a Birmingham supergroup including the best young musicians in the city. Kefford and Burton invited Roy Wood, Carl Wayne and Bev Bevan to complete the lineup, The Move was born. The band's name came about because of the big move that the five members had made and their places in their respective bands had to be filled by other musicians.
During the recording of The Move's single "Fire Brigade" in 1968, Kefford had a bust-up with the other band members, Kefford threw his bass guitar against the wall, announced that he was leaving the band and he walked out of The Move forever. Kefford then founded his own band "The Ace Kefford Stand". "The Stand" was a four piece outfit consisting of Kefford (vocals), Dave Ball (guitar) and Denny Ball (bass) and the legendary Cozy Powell (drums). After releasing a couple of unsuccessful singles Kefford left the band. The band was reduced to a trio and they changed their name to "Big Bertha", in 1971 they changed their name again to "Bedlam".
Here is a YouTube recording of "Gravy Booby Jamm" which was written by all the band members of "The Stand", it was the 'B' side of their single "This World's an Apple". Gravy Booby Jamm is a heavy rock number with a great guitar solo in the middle. This is a song that Led Zeppelin would have been proud to release. Hope you enjoy it.
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
Sept 2, 2020 20:30:46 GMT
BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
Sept 2, 2020 21:56:17 GMT