Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is heading to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Bev Bevan won’t be involved.
Bevan broke the news with a recent Facebook post, citing prior commitments with U.K.’s Jasper Carrott. “These dates have been sold out for some time, and when the news broke about our induction, it was too late to change them,” wrote Bevan. “It would have been fantastic to meet up with Roy, Jeff, and Richard again.”
Bevan reflected on his career, calling the induction “a great honor”.
“I have been incredibly fortunate to have had a life in the music business from my first band ‘Rocking Ronnie & The Renegades’ to Black Sabbath and all the bits in between,” he wrote. “It has been a blast and I still get a buzz every time I walk out onstage. However, I would like to add that without the support of the record-buying and concert-going public my great career could never have happened. So a huge thank you goes out to everyone who has ever purchased a record that I played on or been to any of the concerts.”