Tapping my imaginary drum machine during "Shine A Little Love"
Getting some air at the end of Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
With my homey Alan Parsons. That's gang-sign for "We are elderly nerds"
Dwight Twilley sings his butt off in Annapolis. One of those musical heroes of mine who can do no wrong.
Visiting with my acquaintance Belinda Carlisle at the Rewind Festival in England. I love the random pile of leopard print material outside her trailer.
My view onstage, looking downward.
An unfathomable moment in rock history: my father in law Terry O'Connell (eypatch) with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. I have no idea.
ET (Eric Troyer) is a tremendous singer and bandmate.
Live in Deer Valley UT. Vocals at 8000 feet are not easy.
Bringin' the rock to EPCOT. They treat us great down there.
Glen Burtnik shows budding rock stars how to do it
Badass Gordon Townsend with his kit and castle in Slovakia
The Orchestra in action
Doing the old "George and Paul"
Love the local granny making the scene.
A boyhood hero, now a family friend.
Thank you, Austria. Mozart had lunch in our dressing room 250 years earlier.
Nice relaxed shot of ELO's founding three.
A 4th grader's thank you letter after I spoke at "Career Day"
An unguarded shot of the magnificent Mr. Kaminski
Another good Kaminski shot
Eight years old. A "Lori" nylon six string
When Dave Phenicie subs for Glen I move to the middle, as here in Germany.
It's best to constantly shoot pics with Glen, because next week he'll look completely different
Group shot in Punta Del Este Uruguay
A Yorkshire crosswalk. Zoom in on this one, you can almost hear me asking "Why did I think this was a good idea?"
An Atom Heart Mother moment in Yorkshire UK
Everything looks like Pink Floyd art when you're in England
Floyd again. Greg Floyd this time.
He was always the one.
McCartney finale moment
Peter and Gordon, Simon and Garfunkel and finally Burtnik and Troyer
Listening to what The Man says
1998, Uruguay. My very first show with ELO Part II. L-R PH, Kelly Groucutt, Bev Bevan, Eric Troyer, Mik Kaminski, Lou Clark
Gibson SGs are famous for this. Got it fixed, though.
One of my high school rock bands, Athens, Greece.
Recording guitars for Jonathan Rundman's album in Minneapolis
With Producer Mark Williams in Bethesda, recording Love Is The Greatest Thing
I love house concerts
I seem to have put Mik into a trance
Gordon's cool new tape art on his kick drum
I loved this humble roadside sign for one of the world's great cities
Our new best buddies from the Cruise. Loved seeing them live.
With John Regna, the Wizard of Orch
The excitement of Baltic train travel
Lou is always popular with the Chilean beer sponsor girls
Makin' it up on the fly with 3KStatic in Miami
With my Gibstone Bass on the set of the Flintstones movie
Performing in a Spanish bullring
Please, Eric Troyer, tell us more about tonight's show here in...
At the Beatles Cafe in Minsk, Belarus. What a cool place.
Look at me! Look at me! Front page in Mexico.
Apparently this new style of lock took Toronto by surprise
WIth Canadian Idol winner Kalan Porter and musician supreme Stevie Salas
Frightening shot backstage in Poland with Art Garfunkel
Cool mountain stream in the Andes, Chile
Visiting a Chile Dog
Mrs and Mr Townsend and BroInLaw Jaime O'Connell in Atlantic City
In a studio with Kyle Vincent
One of those shots you live to regret with Rob Ladd and Rusty Anderson in Los Angeles
If Robert Lamm had joined P. Hux it would've looked like this. Cameo by the late great Algonquin up at Dan Rothchild's house in Laurel Canyon, LA
Backstage at Jammin' Java in Virginia with Marshall Crenshaw. We sang "If I Fell"
Quintessential East Coast road view, New Jersey
Perhaps the most literal interpretation of UK food ever: Fish and (Potato) Chips in Atlantic City
Eric Troyer is smoking on the keyboards
Poor barmaid attacked by swarm of fish in Russia.
Russian stab at a billboard as Eric freezes solid
Country style snack shop closed for the winter in Russia
An ad for our show in freezing Ekaterinburg, Russia
Russian van. That dirty ring around the bottom is a winter staple
That's not exactly ideal poster placement
Slice of life in Russia as I took a long walk in 10 degree weather
A cartoon I drew from the 1999 tour
Bay Area 2014 Oakland and Berkeley in foreground, SF and Marin on horizon
View of Deer Valley, day of our gig, Dec 2014
The majesty of winter captured at our hotel in Deer Valley UT
Mr. Badass twirling his stick backstage in Deer Valley UT
Ricky Wise literally steals the focus at our Jammin Java show Feb 7, 2015
Parthenon Huxley & Friends: Jaime O'Connell, Ben Hoyt, Ricky Wise, Dave Phenicie. Great musicians all!
Love these oddball "rock stars with parents" photos!
A student of mine brought this guitar to his first lesson. "I've had this since I was a kid. Who would want an old guitar like this?" ME.
Las Vegas circa 2000. Studio owner Mikal Blue, Kelly Groucutt, Mrs Emma Blue, Gordon Townsend
This turned out to be a photoshop hoax, placing ELO founder Roy Wood's photo on Jeff Lynne's Grammy seat, not to mention subbing Will for Sam!
But this shot is real. Someone at the Grammies must've searched for a current photo of ELO, found The Orchestra, and figured "close enough."
Al Kooper on ice, winter 2015. I've had the pleasure of speaking with Al on the phone a few times…talk about stories! He's also been a great supporter of my music.
At the Prince of Wales Theater
When drum risers were DRUM RISERS
In 1995, my Ford Ranger had room for three. Good thing P. Hux was a trio. With Rob Miller and Gordon Townsend.
My father-in-law and his old pal Mr. Stills. I believe their friendship dates back to a fundraiser for McGovern.
Ben Hoyt and I tune up before a house concert.
Hanging out with Al Kooper at his house in Boston.