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Electric Light Orchestra

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Birmingham, England (1970 – 1983, 1985 – 1986, 2000 – 2001)

Electric Light Orchestra were a band which formed in Birmingham, England in 1970. The band was formed by Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar, multiple instruments), Roy Wood (multiple instruments, vocals), Richard Tandy (keyboards, vocals) and Bev Bevan (drums). Lynne, Wood and Bevan were former members of the psychedelic rock band The Move. The band’s lineup would fluctuate throughout its original incarnation, although Lynne, Tandy and Bevan would remain constant members.

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’ 1967 song I Am the Walrus 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.

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  • VasilySavush

    Ранние ELO мне больше по душе

    24 Jul 8:38pm Reply
  • FuriousEnderman

    I listen to this song a lot, it makes me so happy!!!

    20 Jul 5:18am Reply
  • mikenike925

    add me

    28 Jun 8:17am Reply
  • Brightwarmsun

    Джефф Линн исключительный талант. Музыка ELO звучит великолепно, временных рамок у этой группы нет.

    2 Jun 9:08pm Reply
  • Izhorian

    Twilight & Mr. Blue Sky, so darn good I can't even comprehend !

    23 May 3:43pm Reply
  • vsevoldo

    Sexy

    17 May 11:04pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Гениально.

    12 May 3:23pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love this Music

    8 May 1:06am Reply
  • Skitch107

    "Even my parents only know Mr. Blue Sky." I'm sure they know more of their songs, they might not know it's ELO singing them. ;) Don't Bring Me Down is an all-time classic!

    4 May 2:35am Reply
  • danmarzella24

    Eldorado>Time>Discovery>Out of the Blue>Face the Music>On The Third Day>Balance of Power>A New World Record>Xanadu>ELO II>No Answer> Secret Messages>Zoom

    23 Apr 3:49pm Reply
  • Du4ne

    Lookout Baby There's A Planet Coming!

    16 Apr 12:14am Reply
  • Gliwek

    Eldorado, the best, the only one. ELO's best time!

    10 Apr 10:16pm Reply
  • alephB

    Secret Messages. <3

    7 Mar 1:38am Reply
  • Peters91

    Even my parents only know Mr. Blue Sky. Such a shame.

    24 Feb 4:12pm Reply
  • electriquemoon

    densha otoko :)

    3 Feb 4:01am Reply
  • Bloodsekeer

    ООООО ЛУК ЭТ МИ НАУУУУУУУУУУУУУУ

    17 Jan 8:16am Reply
  • lapiark

    Last night I tried them and now can't stop. Such original, powerful and interesting material!

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Gigudrion

    vocal in some songs sounds like Freddie Mercury

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Ballance Of Power is one of the best albums ever...

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • alainchaumont

    dakotaVal73 :-))

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
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