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In their early days ELO were touring monsters…I recall them playing London Ontario at least twice, and the highlight of the show was always their closer, Roll Over Beethoven…the reason they closed with it was that they totally ripped it up, usually destroying a fake cello in the process…within their own act that was a hard act to follow…a couple of years later they were playing major arenas and emerging from flying saucers, but the small stage shows were much more exciting, to me.
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’
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