I have to revive this thread. It was either reviving it or creating another called "Rage at Jeff being overlooked... yet AGAIN (or again part 2)", and I opted for the first option.
Today my mother sent to the WhatsApp group I have with my family a video of the version of "My sweet Lord" they did at the Concert for George. Together with the video there came quite a long explanation which I'm going to translate as literally as I can, typos and bad grammatical forms included:
" ● On the acoustic guitar: Eric Clapton:
● On the electric guitar: George Harrison's son;
● On piano: Paul McCartney:
● On the first drums: Ringo Star (sic);
● On the second drums: Phil Collins;
● On the second electric guitar: Tom Petty;
● On organ and interpreting the first voice the incredible: Billy Preston;
Among the vocalist of the choir there's Linda Eastman, Paul McCartney's wife. Present in this concert there were also:
- Bob Dylan; - The genius Ravi Shankar, Norah Jones' father, fruit of his relationship with jazz singer Etta Jones; - Jethro Tull and a big number of friends and colleagues of the Beatles, as well as the whole group "The Cream" (again, sic), of the spectacular Eric Clapton.
All of them incarnating the best of the best and most representative of the '70s decade.
Billy Preston was known as the fifth Beatle. It was him who Always played piano and organ in all of the Beatles' recordings.
"My Sweet Lord" is until today the most successful single in music history and it's sales have never been matched.
Enjoy!!!" (next comes the video)
Besides all the inexactitudes and the false data, aren't we forgetting someone...?
You are not using the big flamethrower right now, are you, elophile? Could you lend it to me for the day?
Aaaaaaaarrrrgggghhhh! (pants heavily, counts to 10 - 10 times!). I must remain calm... I must not tear off all my clothes and run rampant (I'd need a little blue pill for that) through the village chopping heads off at random!!
The Concert for George was in 2002 -- this time in music just sucked. It might as well have been the 90's which (apart from The Pixies) sucked too. The attitude at this time was the antithesis of Jeff.
That concert drives me crazy!! The way the camera can't even keep on Jeff while he's singing but keeps drifting over to Clapton that damn cokehead!
Post by queenofthehours on May 20, 2020 14:06:59 GMT
On the new TV channel I found, CCXTV or something, they have a celebrity profile programme. I forget what it's called but it looks like it was made 20 years ago. Anyway, one of the profiles was on the Beatles and in the George Harrison segment the Wilburys were mentioned. I might as well stop typing now because you know where this is going. It seems the person who wrote the script for the show only had enough ink for three other names. Fair enough, I mean Jeff is his own worst enemy having a name containing four full letters when Bob, Tom and Roy are considerate enough to be shorter-named.
elophile: OH, Yes! Will you take a little sip when no one is looking?
Jun 23, 2020 20:10:41 GMT
Horacewimp: I’ll check and see if he takes sugar ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jun 23, 2020 20:47:50 GMT
elophile: I bet he takes honey... good for the vocal chords!
Jun 26, 2020 0:41:49 GMT
elophile: And no milk. You don't want to get all phlegmy...
Jun 26, 2020 0:42:37 GMT
Grroosss: Well. I discovered r/ELOcirclejerk and the ELO Discord yesterday. Lots to offer (and fans my age!) but too much chaos to take in all at once... Feels good to be back home ::animated-smileys-hug-008::
Jun 30, 2020 22:06:28 GMT
BSJ: Circlejerk is waaaaaay out there!
Jun 30, 2020 22:53:00 GMT
Helmut83: Is there an ELO Discord? Good data, Grroosss! Gotta check it out, I've been a regular at discord since about two months ago when quarentine boredom drove me there.
Jul 5, 2020 3:12:01 GMT
Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
Jul 5, 2020 3:18:29 GMT
orioles70: hope all good forum members saved some fireworks to set off tonight for 50th anniversary festivities, I personally arranged for a comet to arrive right on schedule, try to Zoom in with your telescope and see the bright orange and blue streamers
Jul 14, 2020 1:58:56 GMT
BIuebird: Hello forum friends! I apologize for my long absence, we've had quite a bit of stressful stuff going on.
Jul 14, 2020 13:49:08 GMT
Horacewimp: Hey BIuebird great to see you back hope you are keeping well ::c0112::
Jul 14, 2020 14:16:05 GMT
BSJ: Hi BIuebird! Happy to see you! ::t31232::
Jul 14, 2020 18:05:14 GMT