Saturday, April 8, 2017

VIDEO: ELO inducted into 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

ELO: (L-R) Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood

The Electric Light Orchestra were among the inductees into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 7 at New York’s Barclays Center, and video from the event has surfaced online.

ELO cofounder Jeff Lynne opened the evening with a performance of "Roll Over Beethoven" as part of a tribute to Chuck Berry, who passed away at his St. Louis, MO home last month at the age of 90.

Lynne then led his touring band through ELO’s “Evil Woman” and “Mr. Blue Sky” before longtime associate, George Harrison’s son Dhani, had the honor of inducting his friend and the group’s Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy into the Rock Hall.

“It's such a pleasure to get one of these,” said Lynne, “because I've watched lots and lots and lots, hundreds, of people getting awards. It's like my dad said, everything comes to him what waits.”

Tandy was not on hand for the event and Bevan was absent due to previously scheduled commitments.

The 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast by HBO on April 29 at 8PM ET.

See also:

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