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Electric Light Orchestra

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Followers 698,233
Category Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock
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About Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) was a very successful rock music group of the 1970s and 1980s, formed in Birmingham, England. They incorporated the sounds of string ensembles, vocoders and dub echos into rock songs, thereby creating a very sophisticated studio version of rock. The musical content of ELO songs often went far beyond usual chord structures, mixing pop songwriting with classical romanticism and synthesized sounds. The band claim that their music 'picks up where The Beatles left off.' Formed in 1970 by Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan (the remaining members of the 1960s rock group The Move). The band used cellos, violin, horns and woodwinds to give their music a classical sound. This was an idea Roy Wood initially had while with The Move, to take rock music in a new direction. In 1970 when Carl Wayne left the The Move, Jeff Lynne, front man with fellow Brum band Idle Race, responded to Wood's second invitation to join the line-up, with the lure of starting the new band. To help finance the fledgling project, two more Move albums were released during the recording of their eponymous first album in 1971 which produced the UK hit 10538 Overture. In the US this album was released with the mistaken title of No Answer, due to a mix-up with an uncompleted telephone call to the American label and subsequent secretarial message. However, tensions soon surfaced between Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne. With most of the media attention focused on Roy Wood, differences in musical direction, and a disastrous first live outing, it was no surprise when the band went through the first of its many line-up changes as Wood took Hugh McDowell and Bill Hunt with him to form Wizzard. Despite the music press's predictions that the band would fold without Wood, Jeff Lynne stepped up to lead the band, with Bevan remaining on drums, bassist Richard Tandy switching to moog synthesizer, Michael d'Albuquerque on bass, Mike Edwards, Colin Walker (cello) and Wilfred Gibson replacing Steve Woolam on violin. They released ELO 2 in 1973, from which came their first U.S. chart hit, a hugely elaborate version of the Chuck Berry classic Roll Over Beethoven. After their second album, violinist Gibson was dismissed and replaced by Mik Kaminski. They also released On the Third Day in 1973, with Mike Edwards playing all the cello parts due to Colin Walker leaving the band. Later that same year saw the return of Hugh McDowell, who had jumped ship the year previous, to replace cellist Colin Walker. In 1974 Lynne hired a thirty-piece orchestra, choir and Louis Clark, then began work on the next LP Eldorado, A Symphony, a concept album about dreams, scoring their first U.S. Top Ten hit with Can't Get It Out Of My Head in 1975. Eldorado would become ELO's first gold album. After the release of Eldorado, bassist and vocalist Kelly Groucutt and cellist Melvyn Gale joined, replacing de Albuquerque and Edwards respectively.
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Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Rock
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What fans are saying
Scott
5 / 5
Excellent that Dhani Harrison got to play Handle Me With Care with one of the last two Wilburys.
Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Jul 04, 2019
Jon
4 / 5
Great concert! Better than the last two times I saw them before.
Xcel Energy Center St Paul, MN
Jul 27, 2019
Ricky
4 / 5
It was great. Never too old to rock and roll.
Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Jul 04, 2019
Shelly
5 / 5
Simply Magic! The music, lights, vocals were perfect!
Rose Quarter (Consists of the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum) Portland, OR
Jul 01, 2019
Delta
5 / 5
The most amazing show I have EVER seen
Xcel Energy Center St Paul, MN
Jul 27, 2019
Mitchel
4 / 5
One of the best concerts I ever attended
Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Sep 21, 2019
Kim
5 / 5
Best concert ever hands down!!! ♥️♥️♥️
Rose Quarter (Consists of the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum) Portland, OR
Jul 01, 2019
Debbie
5 / 5
Engaging, entertaining, non stop fun
Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA
Jun 24, 2019
John
5 / 5
Amazing show! Not to be missed
Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN
Jul 05, 2019
Kathy
5 / 5
Excellent. Great sound and lights.
Amalie Arena Tampa, FL
Jul 08, 2019

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