Denny Laine Died, After A Short Battle With Lung Disease

Happy 79th Birthday Bev… Bev Bevan English 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. Beverley Bevan was born in South Yardley, Birmingham 25 November 1944 The Move 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 Move was known for being the boost to fame for Roy Wood. The Move highest selling songs were Fire Brigade and Blackberry Way. They released their final single, “California Man”, in 1972 written by Roy Wood Bevan has a deep singing voice. With the Move he sang lead on a remake of “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” and the country and western spoof, “Ben Crawley Steel Co”. He composed one Move song: “Don’t Mess Me Up”, an Elvis Presley spoof from the album Message from the Country, which was also the B-side of the Move’s single “Tonight” ELO~ ELO was formed out of Lynne’s and Wood’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones It derived as an offshoot of Wood’s previous band, the Move, of which Lynne and Bevan were also members. During the 1970s and 1980s, ELO released a string of top 10 albums and singles, including the band’s most commercially successful album, the double album Out of the Blue (1977). Two ELO albums reached the top of the British charts: the disco-inspired Discovery (1979) and the science-fiction-themed concept album Time (1981). In 1986 Lynne lost interest in the band and disbanded the group. Bevan responded by forming his own band, ELO Part II, which later became The Orchestra. Apart from a brief reunion in the early 2000s, ELO remained largely inactive until 2014 when Lynne re-formed the band with Tandy as Jeff Lynne’s ELO. During ELO’s original 13-year period of active recording and touring, they sold over 50 million records worldwide. They collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA, and 38 BPI awards. From 1972 to 1986 ELO accumulated 27 Top 40 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits (20) without a number one. In 2017, four key members of ELO (Wood, Lynne, Bevan, and Tandy) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Black Sabbath~ In 1983, he replaced Bill Ward in Black Sabbath for the Born Again Tour. Bevan was known for his heavy powerhouse drumming during this tour. He also appeared in Sabbath’s videos “Trashed” and “Zero the Hero”. A headlining appearance at the 1983 Reading Festival – extracts of which appear on a reissue of Born Again – was only Bevan’s second gig with the band. “It was just all over the shop”, recalled guitarist Tony Iommi. “Bev didn’t know [the songs] at all. He did try. As we went on the tour he did get a lot better. Later works~ Bevan appeared on Paul Weller’s 2010 album Wake Up The Nation and played drums on two songs: “Moonshine” and “Wake Up The Nation”. Weller told him that he was his second choice; his first choice would have been Keith Moon (1978) Bevan currently presents a radio show on BBC Radio West Midlands on Sunday afternoons. He also reviews records for the Midlands newspaper Sunday Mercury and has a blog on its website. It was announced at the Best of Broad Street Awards on 17 January 2011 that Bevan would be honoured with a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars. As of 2022, the Bev Bevan Band had played gigs with Bev’s former school mate Jasper Carrott under the name ‘Stand up and Rock’ since 2017 #themove #electriclightorchestra #drummer #blacksabbath #60s70s80smusic #onthisdayinmusic #behindthesong #musicvideo #ifonlyfor59seconds

♬ California Man – The Move

Denny Laine Died: The world of music has lost an iconic figure, Denny Laine, co-founder of The Moody Blues and Wings. With his unique sound and songwriting skills, Laine shaped the early identity of The Moody Blues and went on to create unforgettable hits with Paul McCartney in Wings. Despite facing health issues, Laine’s passion for music never waned, and he continued to engage with fans until the end. His contributions to rock music were immense, and his legacy will inspire future generations. As we mourn his loss, we remember the enduring power of his music. Let’s find out more here:

Denny Laine: Remembering an Iconic Musician

Early Life and Career

Denny Laine, born Brian Frederick Arthur Hines, was a remarkable musician whose career spanned several decades. From a young age, he displayed a natural talent for music and embarked on a journey that would establish him as one of the most influential musicians of his time. Laine’s early experiences shaped his unique sound and songwriting skills, setting the stage for his future success.

Contributions to The Moody Blues

In 1964, Denny Laine joined The Moody Blues, a rock band that would go on to achieve great success. Laine’s contributions to their debut album, “The Magnificent Moodies,” played a pivotal role in shaping the band’s early identity. His distinctive guitar work and vocals added a layer of depth and emotion to their music, earning him recognition as a talented musician.

Partnership with Paul McCartney and Wings

However, it was Laine’s partnership with Paul McCartney in the formation of Wings that truly elevated his status in the rock music scene. Together, they created a musical powerhouse that produced some of the most memorable hits of the 1970s. Songs like “Band on the Run” and “Live and Let Die” showcased Laine’s exceptional guitar skills and his ability to harmonize with McCartney’s vocals. Their collaboration left an indelible mark on the music industry.

Resilience and Dedication to Music

Throughout his life, Denny Laine faced significant health challenges, but his passion for music never wavered. His unwavering dedication to his craft was a testament to his resilience in the face of adversity. Even in his final months, Laine continued to engage with fans, sharing updates about his life and career on his official Instagram page. His commitment to his artistry serves as an inspiration to aspiring musicians around the world.

Tributes and Legacy

The news of Denny Laine’s passing has sparked an outpouring of tributes from fellow musicians and fans alike. Social media platforms have been flooded with heartfelt messages, expressing sorrow and sharing cherished memories of the rock legend. Laine’s contributions to rock music were immense, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of musicians. His work with The Moody Blues and Wings, as well as his solo albums, will forever be remembered as a testament to his talent and versatility.

As we mourn the loss of this legendary musician, we extend our thoughts to his family, friends, and fans. Denny Laine’s passing serves as a reminder of the fleeting nature of life, but his music will live on, resonating with audiences for years to come. Rest in peace, Denny Laine. Your music will continue to inspire, and your memory will forever be cherished.

The music world is in mourning as it bids farewell to Denny Laine, the co-founder of The Moody Blues and Wings. Laine, known for his influential contributions to rock music, passed away at the age of 79 after battling lung disease. From his early days with The Moody Blues to his partnership with Paul McCartney in Wings, Laine’s talent as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter shaped the sound of these iconic bands. Despite health challenges, Laine’s passion for music never wavered, and he continued to engage with fans through social media. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of musicians, and his impact on rock music is undeniable. Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Denny Laine, and thank you for the timeless music.

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