Electric Light Orchestra .... Broadcast August 17, 1973
"ABC-TV In Concert"; likely Civic Center, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.

Thanks to gv0000 for the broadcast date info.

MODS NOTE: This performance has nothing to do with
the 1974 album, "The Night The Light Went On In Long
Beach". The ABC-TV In Concert series was a Dick Clark
Production, and very little, if any, of Dick Clark's archives
(American Bandstand, Where The Action Is, etc.), have
been made commercially available.

Jeff Lynne- lead vocals & guitar
Bev Bevan - drums
Wilf Gibson or Mik Kaminski - violin
Mike Edwards - cello
Colin Walker - cello
Mike Alberquerque - bass
Richard Tandy - keyboards

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: FM broadcast> Pioneer TX-9100 > Akai GX-220 reel @ 3 3/4 IPS w/ Teac AN-60 Dolby
Lineage: Scotch 200 reel> Akai GX-220 reel playback w/ Teac AN-60 dolby> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CD-R> (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: ex-
Length: 8:54 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Roll Over Beethoven

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:

This show comes from a great but short lived series that ran on ABC-TV circa 1973-75.
Since this is way before stereo TV, you could watch the visual portion on TV, and they
would simulcast on certain FM stations the stereo sound. While the sound and mixes are
primitive by today's standards, they weren't too bad for the times. I'm happy to have
what I have, and pissed that I missed a lot of them too. I think the show was broadcast
on Friday nights, but I could be wrong on that.

This is ELO performing their first hit. I'm not certain if this is a gig promoting "ELO 2" or
"On The Third Day", as both were released in 1973. If anybody has knowledge of the
correct violin player, as well as the exact date and venue of this performance, please
leave that info in the comments section. Enjoy!


Support the band: Buy the officially released items, etc.

Prepared by Jeff James (roryglzep@aol.com)