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Bev Bevan’s birthday
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Bev Bevan (born 25 November 1944) is an #rock #musician, who was the #drummer and one of the original members of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). After the end of ELO in 1986, he founded ELO Part II.
Bevan also served as the touring drummer for Black Sabbath during the Born Again Tour, and later played percussion on The Eternal Idol album in 1987.
After education at Moseley Grammar School where he gained two O level passes, he worked as a trainee buyer in a city centre department store called The Beehive with school friend Jasper Carrott (Bob Davis). His professional music career started with a stint with Denny Laine in his group Denny Laine and the Diplomats, then with Carl Wayne & the Vikings, followed by The Move in 1966. The Electric Light Orchestra released their first album in 1971, by which time The Move existed only as a recording outfit. They released their final single, „California Man” in 1972.
He recorded a solo single in 1976, a cover version of the Sandy Nelson instrumental, „Let There Be Drums”. Bevan played on all Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II albums up to 1999. In 1980 Bevan published a historical memoir of the Electric Light Orchestra.
In 1983, he replaced Bill Ward in Black Sabbath during the Born Again Tour. Bevan was known for his heavy powerhouse drumming during this tour. Bevan also appeared in two music videos („Trashed” and „Zero the Hero”).