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Electric Light Orchestra
ELO in 1979, from left to right: Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale, Kelly Groucutt, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Richard Tandy & Mik Kaminski.
ELO in 1979, from left to right: Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale, Kelly Groucutt, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Richard Tandy & Mik Kaminski.
Background information
Origin Birmingham, England
Genre(s) Rock, Progressive rock, pop rock
Years active 1970–1988
2000–2001
Label(s) Harvest, Warner Bros., United Artists, Jet, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, Sony BMG
Associated acts The Move, The Idle Race, Wizzard, Violinski, Black Sabbath, ELO Part II, The Orchestra
Website Official website
Members
See Personnel section

Electric Light Orchestra, also known as ELO, were a rock group from Birmingham, England who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO (the brainchild of Roy Wood) were formed to accommodate Roy's burning desire to create pop songs with heavily classical overtones. The band's direction for most of their existence was set by Jeff Lynne who, after the band's debut record, wrote all of the group's original compositions and produced every album. ELO or Elo may refer to: Electric Light Orchestra, a rock music group ELO Part II, an offshoot band of Electric Light Orchestra Elo rating system for measuring relative strength of players in chess and other two-player games World Football Elo Ratings, a ranking system for mens national... This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... Warner Bros. ... United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ... Jet Records was a small record label set up by Don Arden with artists like Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot and Magnum. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Legacy Recordings is Sony BMG Music Entertainments catalog division. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. ... The Idle Race were an English cult rock group from Birmingham, in the late 1960s. ... This article refers to the 1970s rock and roll band. ... Violinski was formed by the former Electric Light Orchestra members Mik Kaminski on violins, and Michael dAlbuquerque on guitar and vocals; plus Baz Dunnery, John Hodson (drums), Paul Mann, John Marcangelo (keyboards), & Iain Whitmore (bass and vocals). ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... ELO Part II were an offshoot band formed by former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. ... ELO Part II were an offshoot band formed by former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. ... ELO redirects here. ... This article is about the genre. ... This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Jeff Lynne (born December 30, 1947 in Shard End, Birmingham) is a Grammy Award-winning English rock songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. ...


It was in the United States that the band were first successful, billed as 'The English guys with the big fiddles'.[1] They soon gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. They were managed by agent Don Arden, father of Sharon Osbourne. Don Arden (born Harry Levy, (January 4, 1926 – July 21, 2007) was an English music manager, agent and businessman, best known for overseeing the careers of rock groups The Small Faces, Electric Light Orchestra and Black Sabbath. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ...


By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest selling bands in music. From 1972 to1986, ELO accumulated more combined UK and US Top 40 hit singles than any other band in the world, with 46. The group also scored twenty Top 20 UK hit singles, as well as fifteen Top 20 appearances in the US Billboard charts. The band also hold the record for having the most Billboard Top 40 hits of any band in US chart history without ever having a #1 single.[2] The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ...


Despite the fact that the majority of the group's material was never researched, audited and certified, ELO collected 21 RIAA awards, and 38 BPI awards.[3][4] RIAA redirects here. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ...

Contents

History

Birth of the band

In the late 1960s, Roy Wood, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of The Move, had an idea to form a new band that would use cellos, violins, horns and woodwinds to give their music a classical sound, taking rock music in a new direction and "picking up where The Beatles left off" with such hits as "Yesterday," "Strawberry Fields Forever," and "I Am The Walrus." Jeff Lynne, frontman with fellow Birmingham band The Idle Race, was excited by the concept. In January 1970, when Carl Wayne left The Move, Lynne accepted Wood's second invitation to join the band on the condition that they focus their energy on the new project. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Roy Adrian Wood (sometimes erroneously thought to be born as Ulysses Adrian Wood, from a offhand interview comment in the 1960s) (born 8 November 1946 in Birmingham), is a songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. ... The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. ... This article is about the stringed musical instrument. ... For the Anne Rice novel, see Violin (novel). ... French horn redirects here. ... A woodwind instrument is a musical instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the pitch is varied by opening or closing holes in the body of the instrument. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Music sample Yesterday Problems? See media help. ... Music sample Strawberry Fields Forever Problems? See media help. ... Music sample I Am the Walrus Problems? See media help. ... This article is about the British city. ... The Idle Race were an English cult rock group from Birmingham, in the late 1960s. ... // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Carl Wayne (August 18, 1943 - August 31, 2004), real name Colin David Tooley, singer and actor, was best remembered as the lead vocalist of Birmingham rock group The Move during the 1960s. ...


On the 12th of July 1970, when Wood added multiple cellos to a Lynne-penned song intended to be a Move B-side, the new concept became a reality and "10538 Overture" became the first Electric Light Orchestra song. To help finance the fledgling band, two more Move albums were released during the lengthy ELO recordings. The resulting debut album The Electric Light Orchestra was released in 1971 (1972 in the US as No Answer) and "10538 Overture" became a UK top ten hit. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 10538 Overture, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music), was the first song to be recorded by Electric Light Orchestra. ... The Electric Light Orchestra is the debut LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ...


However, tensions soon surfaced between Wood and Lynne due to problems with management.[5] Amid the recordings for the band's second LP, Wood left the band, taking cellist Hugh McDowell and horn player Bill Hunt with him to form Wizzard. Despite predictions from the music press that the band would fold without Wood, who had been the driving-force behind the creation of ELO, Lynne stepped up to lead the band, with Bev Bevan remaining on drums, joined by Richard Tandy on the Moog synthesizer, Mike de Albuquerque on bass, Mike Edwards and Colin Walker adding cello and Wilfred Gibson replacing Steve Woolam on violin. Hugh McDowell was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra (1972-1979). ... This article refers to the 1970s rock and roll band. ... Bev Bevan was the drummer, as well as one of the original members of the Electric Light Orchestra and served as the drummer for Black Sabbath from 1983-1984. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Richard Tandy played synthesizers for the Electric Light Orchestra. ... The term Moog(pronounced // as in moan) synthesizer can refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for analog and digital music synthesisers. ... Mike de Albuquerque, born 24 June 1947 in Wimbledon, London, England was the Electric Light Orchestras bass player from 1972 to 1974. ... Mike Edwards is an English Cellist. ... Colin Walker is an English cellist. ... Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878-1962) was a British poet, associated with World War I but also the author of the popular Flannan Isle. ...


The new lineup performed at the 1972 Reading Festival. Barcus Berry pickups, now sported by the band's string trio, allowed them to dance on stage with their instruments. The band released their second album, ELO 2 in 1973, which produced their first U.S. chart hit, a hugely elaborate version of the Chuck Berry classic "Roll Over Beethoven". ELO also made their first appearance on American Bandstand. The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... Three magnetic pickups on an electric guitar. ... US alternate album cover ELO 2 is the second album by Electric Light Orchestra, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans to tour Asia. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... Roll Over Beethoven is a 1956 hit single by Chuck Berry // The song is notable as one of the earliest definitive rock and roll recordings. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ...

On the Third Day US album cover portrait of ELO by Richard Avedon.
On the Third Day US album cover portrait of ELO by Richard Avedon.

During the recording of the third album, Gibson and Walker left the band. Mik Kaminski joined as violinist, while remaining cellist Edwards finished the cello parts before McDowell returned to ELO from Wizzard. The resulting album, On the Third Day was released in late 1973, with the American version featuring the hit "Showdown." Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... On The Third Day is an LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American photographer. ... Mik Kaminski played violin for the Electric Light Orchestra (1973-1979). ... On The Third Day is an LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Showdown is a song recorded by the Electric Light Orchestra Lifted from the album On The Third Day 1973. ...


Global success

For the band's fourth album, Eldorado, A Symphony, a concept album about dreams, Lynne was finally able to stop overdubbing strings, and hire an orchestra and choir. Louis Clark joined the band as string arranger.[6] The first single off the album, "Can't Get It Out Of My Head," became their first U.S. Billboard charts Top 10 hit, and Eldorado, A Symphony became ELO's first gold album. Eldorado is a 1974 concept album by the Electric Light Orchestra. ... Louis Clark (born 27 February 1947, Kempson, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England) is a British musical arranger and keyboard player. ... Flashback track listing Cant Get It Out of My Head is a song by Electric Light Orchestra. ... On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade and on July 20, 1940 the first Music Popularity Chart was calculated. ...

Classic Lineup making a first album appearance on Face the Music
Classic Lineup making a first album appearance on Face the Music

After the release of Eldorado, A Symphony, bassist and vocalist Kelly Groucutt and cellist Melvyn Gale joined, replacing de Albuquerque and Edwards respectively. The lineup stabilised as the band took to a decidedly more accessible sound. Image File history File linksMetadata ELO_FACE_THE_MUSIC.jpg‎ Back Cover Of Face the music Low Res. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ELO_FACE_THE_MUSIC.jpg‎ Back Cover Of Face the music Low Res. ... Back cover Face the Music is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Kelly Groucutt (born Michael William Groucutt, September 8, 1945) and hails from the town of Coseley, Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England. ... Melvyn Gale was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra from 1975 to 1979. ...


Face the Music was released in 1975, producing the hit singles "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic." The opening instrumental "Fire On High", with its mix of strings and blazing acoustic guitars, saw heavy exposure as background music on CBS Sports Spectacular montages, though most viewers had no idea of the song's origins. Today, "Fire On High" has become a staple of classic rock radio.[citation needed] Back cover Face the Music is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... // January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case. ... Evil Woman is a song written and recorded by Electric Light Orchestra. ... For the greatest hits collection of the same name, see Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra. ... Fire On High is a haunting instrumental song with a disturbing intro by Electric Light Orchestra from their 1975 album Face the Music. ... CBS Sports Show is the sports anthology program that covers many different sporting events. ... Fire On High is a haunting instrumental song with a disturbing intro by Electric Light Orchestra from their 1975 album Face the Music. ...


ELO had become successful in the United States at this point and they were a star attraction on the stadium and arena circuit, as well as regularly appearing on The Midnight Special. They were still largely ignored in the United Kingdom until their sixth album, A New World Record, hit the top ten there in 1976. It contained the hit singles "Livin' Thing", "Telephone Line", "Rockaria!" and "Do Ya", a rerecording of a Move song. The Midnight Special was a weekly musical television series that aired during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman and airing on NBC. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last... A New World Album redirects here. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Livin Thing is a song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Telephone Line, a song by Electric Light Orchestra The song is track two on their 1976 album A New World Record and was the final single to be released from the bands LP until September 2006 when Surrender was released from the expanded reissue. ... Rockaria A song by Electric Light Orchestra In The UK it was the second single lifted from the bands successful 1976 LP A New World Record Categories: | ... ...


A New World Record was followed by another platinum selling album, the double-LP Out of the Blue, in 1977. Out of the Blue featured the singles "Turn to Stone," "Sweet Talkin' Woman," "Mr. Blue Sky," and "Wild West Hero," each becoming a hit in the United Kingdom. The band then set out on a nine-month, 92-date world tour, with an enormous set and a hugely expensive space ship stage with fog machines and a laser display. In the United States the concerts were billed as The Big Night and were their largest to date, with 80,000 people seeing them at Cleveland Stadium. During the famous spaceship tour, the band were criticised for allegedly playing backing tapes. Despite some criticism, The Big Night went on to become the highest-grossing live concert tour in music history up to that point (1978).[7] The band also played at the Wembley Arena for eight straight sold-out nights during the tour as well, another record at that time. The first of these shows was recorded and televised, and later released as a CD and DVD. A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... Out of the Blue is a double album by Electric Light Orchestra, first released in 1977. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Turn To Stone A song by the Electric Light Orchestra the first single from 1977s Double LP Out of the Blue Categories: | ... Sweet Talking Woman A song taken from the LP Out of the Blue by The Electric Light Orchestra and became the Third Top Ten Hit from the LP in the UK. The version released in the United States was 10 seconds shorter than its British counterpart due to a slightly... Standin In The Rain – 4:20 Big Wheels – 5:10 Summer and Lightning – 4:13 Mr. ... Wild West Hero A song taken from the LP Out of the Blue by The Electric Light Orchestra and became the Second Top Ten Hit from the LP in the UK . ... Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta probe on 2nd of March, 2004. ... A heavy duty smoke machine feeding smoke into a blower to generate fog effects for open air location filming. ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ... Cleveland Stadium under construction in 1931 Cleveland Stadium (also known as Lakefront Stadium and Cleveland Municipal Stadium) was a baseball and American football stadium located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Wembley Arena at Night (Taken at a live WWE Show). ... Live at Wembley 78 is a live recording by Electric Light Orchestra. ...

In 1979,the multi-platinum album Discovery (or "Disco? Very!", as fans refer to it), was released. Although the biggest hit on the album (and ELO's biggest hit overall) was the hard-rock song "Don't Bring Me Down", the album was criticised for its heavy disco influence. Discovery also produced the hits "Shine A Little Love", "Last Train to London", "Confusion" and "The Diary of Horace Wimp". Image File history File linksMetadata String_section. ... Image File history File linksMetadata String_section. ... Melvyn Gale was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra from 1975 to 1979. ... Hugh McDowell was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra (1972-1979). ... Mik Kaminski played violin for the Electric Light Orchestra (1973-1979). ... Discovery is a 1979 album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Dont Bring Me Down is the title of the last track from the Electric Light Orchestra album Discovery. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Shine A Little Love The first track on the Electric Light Orchestra LP Discovery This was the bands most commercial single to date, Far removed from their Prog Rock beginnings at the start of the 1970s. ... Last Train To London is the title of a track from the Electric Light Orchestra album Discovery. ... Confusion is the title of a track from the Electric Light Orchestra album Discovery. ... The Diary Of Horace Wimp is the title of a track from the Electric Light Orchestra album Discovery. ...


Although there would be no live tour associated with Discovery, the band recorded the entire album in video form. The Discovery music videos would be the last time the "classic" late 1970's lineup would be seen together, as, not long after this, the violinist Mik Kaminski and the two cellists Hugh McDowell and Melvyn Gale were dismissed.[citation needed] A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... VHS Cover Discovery is a music video album by the Electric Light Orchestra. ... Mik Kaminski played violin for the Electric Light Orchestra (1973-1979). ... Hugh McDowell was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra (1972-1979). ... Melvyn Gale was a cellist for the Electric Light Orchestra from 1975 to 1979. ...


The Electric Light Orchestra finished 1979 as the biggest selling act in the United Kingdom.[citation needed] ELO had reached the peak of their stardom, selling millions of albums and singles and even inspiring a parody/tribute song on the Randy Newman album Born Again. See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Russian prince Taking Tribute, by Nicholas Roerich, 1908 (Moscow). ... For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Born Again is the sixth album by American composer Randy Newman. ...


In 1980, Jeff Lynne was asked to write for the soundtrack of the musical film Xanadu, with the other half written by John Farrar and performed by the film's star Olivia Newton-John. The movie performed poorly at the box office, but the soundtrack did exceptionally well, eventually going double platinum. The album spawned hit singles from both Newton-John ("Magic," #1 in the United States, and "Suddenly" with Cliff Richard) and ELO ("I'm Alive", which went gold, "All Over The World" and "Don't Walk Away"). The title track, performed by both Newton-John and ELO, is ELO's only song to top the singles chart in the United Kingdom.[8] The Electric Light Orchestra Story, Bev Bevan's memoirs from his early days and throughout his career with The Move and ELO, was also published in 1980. // January 1 - The year starts off with a strong disco backlash, which causes the majority of musicians to abandon the use of real instruments in an attempt to distant themselves from anything associated with disco. ... Xanadu is a 1980 musical/romance film directed by Robert Greenwald. ... The cover of Farrars self-titled album. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... Im Alive is the title of a track by the Electric Light Orchestra Taken from the Sountrack album Xanadu. ... All Over The World is the title of a track by the Electric Light Orchestra Taken from the Soundtrack album Xanadu. ... Dont Walk Away is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1981, ELO's sound changed again with the science fiction concept album Time, a throwback to earlier, more progressive rock albums like Eldorado. With the string section laid off, synthesisers took a dominating role, as was a trend in the larger music scene. Time topped the UK charts for two weeks and is the last ELO studio album to date to be certified platinum in the UK. Singles from the album included "Hold on Tight", "Twilight", "The Way Life's Meant to Be," "Here Is the News" and "Ticket to the Moon." The band embarked on their last world tour to date to promote the LP. It was the first ELO tour without cellists, although Mik Kaminski returned to play his famous "blue violin." The live line-up was completed with Louis Clark and newcomer Dave Morgan playing the string parts on synthesisers, and "Fred the Robot" voicing the "Prologue" and "Epilogue". See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation... In popular music, a concept album is an album which is unified by a theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, narrative, or lyrical (Shuker 2002, p. ... CD insert cover ELO 1981 Time is a concept album by Electric Light Orchestra released in 1981. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Hold On Tight was a song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra from the album Time (1981) and was released as a Single, Becoming ELOs last major hit single , In 2005, Hold On Tight was used in an Ameriquest commercial. ... Twilight was the second track and second single from the album Time written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (1981) Twilight is particularly famous amongst fans of Japanese animation and comics (commonly known as otaku). ... The Way Lifes Meant To Be was a song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra and was the last track to released as a single from Time in the UK Categories: | | | ... The cover of the album “Time” Here Is The News (or Ticket To The Moon) was a song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Ticket To The Moon was a song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


Decline

Jeff Lynne wanted to follow Time with a double album, but CBS blocked his plan, claiming it would be too expensive. Relatively slow sales of Time undoubtedly contributed to the decision. The new album was whittled down to a single disc and released as Secret Messages in 1983 (many of the outtakes were later released on box sets or singles). The album's release was dampened by a string of bad news - that there would be no tour to promote the LP, that drummer Bevan was to play drums for Black Sabbath, and that bassist Kelly Groucutt had left the band (Groucutt later sued Lynne, Bevan, and ELO's management for alleged lost royalty fees, and the matter was settled out of court).[citation needed] Rumours from fans about the group disbanding were publicly denied by Bevan. Although Secret Messages debuted at number four in the UK, it fell off the charts, failing to catch fire with a lack of hit singles and a lukewarm media response. Secret Messages is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...


By 1984, Bevan was expressing a desire to join Black Sabbath permanently, Lynne and Tandy were recording tracks for the Electric Dreams soundtrack under Jeff Lynne's name, and, with Groucutt's departure, ELO was assumed to be finished. However, Lynne was contractually obligated to make one more ELO album. See also: // January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the Top 40. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Electric Dreams is a soundtrack album from the movie Electric Dreams. ...

Lynne, Bevan and Tandy returned to the studio in 1985 as a three-piece (with Christian Schneider playing saxophone on some tracks) to record ELO's final album of the 20th century, Balance of Power, released early in 1986. Though the single "Calling America" placed in the Top 30 in the UK (#28), subsequent singles failed to chart. The album was absent of actual strings, replaced once again by synthesisers, this time played by Tandy. The album also shed the customary ELO logo that had appeared on every album since 1976. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Balance of Power is an album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... Balance of Power is an album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Calling America is a song by the rock music group Electric Light Orchestra from their 1986 album Balance of Power. Released as a single in 1986 it became the bands first hit in three years. ...


Lynne, with the 7-piece lineup that supported Time (sans Fred, and with Martin Smith replacing Groucutt on bass), played a small number of live ELO performances in 1986. Along with US appearances on American Bandstand, Solid Gold and at Disneyland, ELO performed in England and Germany, including at the Heartbeat charity concert (organised by Bevan) in ELO's hometown of Birmingham , and ELO's last performance of the century, on July 13 in Stuttgart. A hint of Lynne's future was seen when George Harrison appeared onstage during the encore at Heartbeat, joining in the all-star jam of "Johnny B. Goode". Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Music sample Johnny B. Goode Problems? See media help. ...


There was no announcement made of ELO's status during the next two years, when Harrison's Lynne-produced album Cloud Nine and the pair's follow-up (with Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty) Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 were released. Bevan approached Lynne to make another ELO album in 1988. Lynne was not interested and ELO was formally disbanded. Cloud Nine is the successful 1987 comeback album by George Harrison, recorded and released after a five year hiatus from his recording career. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ...


ELO Part II

Bevan formed his own band titled ELO Part II, initially with no other former ELO members except Clark. ELO Part II released their debut album Electric Light Orchestra Part Two in 1990. Mik Kaminski, Kelly Groucutt and Hugh McDowell joined the band for the first tour in 1991. McDowell left after that tour. Bevan, Groucutt, Kaminski and Clark recorded a second album in 1994 and toured extensively until 1999. Bevan retired from the lineup in 1999 and sold his share of the ELO name to Jeff Lynne in 2000. The remaining members continue to tour and record, renamed as The Orchestra. ELO Part II were an offshoot band formed by former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. ... Electric Light Orchestra Part Two is an album released by Electric Light Orchestra Part II in 1990. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... ELO Part II were an offshoot band formed by former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. ...


Reformation in 2000

Jeff Lynne's comeback with ELO began in 2000 with the release of a retrospective box set, Flashback, containing three CDs of remastered tracks and a handful of outtakes and unfinished works, most notably a new version of ELO's only UK number one hit "Xanadu". Flashback is a box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra. ... This article is about the song by Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. ...


In 2001, Zoom, ELO's first album since 1986, was released. Though billed and marketed as an ELO album, the only returning member other than Jeff Lynne was Richard Tandy, who performed on one track. Zoom took on a more organic sound, with less emphasis on strings and electronic effects. Guest musicians included former Beatles Ringo Starr and George Harrison. Upon completion of the album Lynne reformed the band with completely new members including his then-girlfriend Rosie Vela (who had released her own album "Zazu", in 1986) and announced that ELO would tour again. Former ELO member Richard Tandy rejoined the band a short time afterwards for two television live performances: VH1 Storytellers and a PBS concert shot at CBS Television City, later titled Zoom Tour Live, that was released on DVD. The planned tour was cancelled due to unknown factors, in mid-August 2001.[9] The tour was not rescheduled. This article is about the year. ... Zoom is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Richard Tandy played synthesizers for the Electric Light Orchestra. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Television City redirects here. ... DVD Cover Zoom Tour Live is a concert by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


EMI and Epic/Legacy released ELO's back catalogue from 2001-07. Included amongst the remastered album tracks were unreleased songs and outtakes, including a new single "Surrender" which registered on the lower end of the UK Singles Chart at #81, some 30 years after it was written in 1976. For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... A New World Record track listing Telephone Line (different vocal) (10) Surrender (11) Tightrope (instrumental early rough mix) (12) Surrender is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra, and was released as a bonus track on the 2006 remastered version of their 1976 studio album A New World Record. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


A tribute to ELO, L.E.O., features original material written by devotees of Lynne's unique orchestrated sound. American musician Bleu brought together various musicians to record this 'tribute' in 2007. Andy Sturmer, of seminal ELO/Queen/Beatles influenced band Jellyfish, co-wrote and provided some vocals for the project. The songs are written entirely in Lynne's style and mimic ELO's orchestration and production. L.E.O. is an Electric Light Orchestra-style music project of a number of musicians. ... William James McAuley III, best known by his performing name, Bleu, is a Boston, Massachusetts musician. ... San Franciscos short-lived power pop band Jellyfish was a project whose core members were drummer/singer/songwriter Andy Sturmer, keyboard player/multi-instrumentalist Roger Joseph Manning Jr. ...


During their 2007 "Beautiful World" tour, the reformed Take That used part of ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" as the intro to their song "Shine", which draws heavily on the ELO style from the "Out of the Blue" era. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Take That are a British pop boy band formed by Nigel Martin Smith in Manchester in 1990. ...


Current releases

Although there has been no news on any forthcoming new ELO projects, ELO's core studio albums have now all been remastered and expanded with bonus tracks, leaving only The Night the Light Went On (in Long Beach), ELO's Greatest Hits, Xanadu, Zoom and ELO's Greatest Hits Live AKA Zoom Tour Live to be done. Latest in the Epic/Legacy series were Out of the Blue and Balance of Power which were released in February, 2007. A lost demo from 1977 was finished and released in the United Kingdom as a download single on February 6, 2007 titled "Latitude 88 North". Out of the Blue is a double album by Electric Light Orchestra, first released in 1977. ... Balance of Power is an album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Latitude 88 North is a song taken from the album Out of the Blue Remaster by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


All the original ELO albums were released in mini replica sleeves in Japan. Among the many features was the original Jet Records label on the disc and original inner sleeves and lyrics. Jet Records was a small record label set up by Don Arden with artists like Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot and Magnum. ...


To further cash in on the success of the remasters, another ELO compilation hit the German, then UK shops in October, 2007, and was also released in the US February 5th, 2008. It's the follow-up to All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra and is called Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Band name and logo

The group's name is an intended pun based not only on electric light (as in a light bulb as seen on early album covers) but also using "electric" rock instruments combined with a "light orchestra" (orchestras with only a few cellos and violins that were popular in Britain during the 1960s). The official band logo (left), designed in 1976 by artist Kosh, was first seen on their 1976 album A New World Record and is based on a 1946 Wurlitzer jukebox speaker, model 4008. The 4008 speaker was, itself, based upon the upper cabinet of the most popular jukebox of all time, the Wurlitzer model 1015.[citation needed] The band's previous logo (right) was similar to the General Electric logo. The new logo has appeared on most of the band's albums in various forms. For instance, on 1977's Out of the Blue, the logo was turned in to a huge flying saucer space station, an enduring image that is now synonymous with the band. Again, on the follow up Discovery, the logo became a small glowing artifact on top of a treasure chest. Bev Bevan usually displayed the logo on his drum kit.
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Tributes

Including the parody/tribute song ("The Story of a Rock and Roll Band") on the Randy Newman album Born Again, Paul Melancon recorded a track on his Camera Obscura LP called "Jeff Lynne." With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Melancon successfully deconstructs the post-Discovery Lynne sound. For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Born Again is the sixth album by American composer Randy Newman. ...


A tribute album was released by Not Lame Records on August 31, 2004. Titled Lynne Me Your Ears, this cover anthology featured ELO standards performed by former Lynne band mate Carl Wayne, Todd Rundgren, Sixpence None the Richer, Neilson Hubbard and Venus Hum, Shazam and a host of others. is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948 in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States), is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. ...


Parthenon Huxley, lead guitar and vocalist for ELO Part 2 and The Orchestra under Bev Bevan, released a CD entitled HOMEMADE SPACESHIP: THE MUSIC OF ELO PERFORMED BY P. HUX., also covering a dozen ELO tunes, and enlisting the aid of former member Mik Kaminski. Parthenon Huxley is an American rock songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. ... Bev Bevan was the drummer, as well as one of the original members of the Electric Light Orchestra and served as the drummer for Black Sabbath from 1983-1984. ... Mik Kaminski played violin for the Electric Light Orchestra (1973-1979). ...


Personnel

Members on studio albums

  • Jeff Lynne – vocals, guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, cello, producer, songwriter, composer, arranger (1970–1988, 2000–01)
  • Roy Wood – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, drums, recorder, producer, songwriter, arranger (1970–1972)
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion, vocals (1970–1986)
  • Richard Tandy – keyboards, vocals, bass guitar, guitar, arranger (1972–1986, 2000–2001)
  • Kelly Groucutt – bass guitar, vocals (1975–1983)
  • Mik Kaminski – violin (1973–1979, 1983)
  • Hugh McDowell – cello (1973–1979)
  • Melvyn Gale – cello (1975–1979)
  • Mike Edwards – cello (1972–1974)
  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass guitar, vocals (1972–1974)
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin (1972–1973)
  • Colin Walker – cello (1972–1973)
  • Bill Hunt – keyboards, French horn, hunting horn (1970–1972)
  • Steve Woolam – violin (1970–1972)
  • Louis Clark – orchestra arranger, conductor (1974–1979, 1983)
  • Marc Mann – guitar, keyboards, vocals, arranger (2000–2001)

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Guest musicians on studio albums

  • Rick Price – bass guitar (1970) The Electric Light Orchestra involved initially with some early tracks
  • Carl Wayne – vocals (1973) ELO 2 The Lost Planet
  • Marc Bolan – guitar (1973) On the Third Day
  • Ellie Greenwich – uncredited vocals (1975) Face the Music
  • Susan Collins – uncredited vocals (1975) Face the Music
  • Nancy O'Neill – uncredited vocals (1975) Face the Music
  • Margaret Raymond – uncredited vocals (1975) Face the Music
  • Mary Thomas – operatic vocals (1976) A New World Record
  • Patti Quatro – uncredited vocals (1976) A New World Record
  • Olivia Newton-John – vocals (1980) "Xanadu"
  • Rainer Pietsch – arranger, conductor (1981) Time
  • Dave Morgan – backing vocals (1983) Secret Messages
  • Christian Schneider – saxophone (1986) Balance of Power
  • George Harrison – slide guitar, vocals (2001) Zoom
  • Ringo Starr – drums (2001) Zoom
  • Suzie Katayama – cello (2001) Zoom
  • Roger Lebow – cello (2001) Zoom
  • Dave Boruff – saxophone (2001) Zoom
  • Laura Lynne – backing vocals (2001) Zoom
  • Rosie Vela – backing vocals (2001) Zoom
  • Kris Wilkinson – arranger (2001) Zoom

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Live lineups

1972 Debut Tour

Roy Wood's only live ELO tour.
After the tour, Wood, Hunt and
McDowell leave ELO and form Wizzard.

  • Roy Wood – vocals, cello, bass guitar, guitar, woodwind
  • Jeff Lynne – vocals, lead guitar, piano, bass guitar
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Richard Tandy – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Mike Edwards – cello
  • Bill Hunt – keyboards, French horn
  • Hugh McDowell – cello
  • Andy Craig – cello
  • Trevor Smith – (occasional cello)
1972–1973 ELO 2 Tour

Bassist Mike de Albuquerque and cellist Colin Walker join ELO after the departure of Wood, Hunt, McDowell, Craig and Smith.

Lynne, Bevan, Tandy, Edwards plus

  • Mike de Albuquerque – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Wilfred Gibson – violin
  • Colin Walker – cello
1973–1974 Do It With The Light On Tour

Mik Kaminski replaces Gibson on violin,
and McDowell returns from Wizzard to replace Walker.

Lynne, Bevan, Tandy, Edwards, de Albuquerque plus

  • Mik Kaminski – violin
  • Hugh McDowell – cello
1974–1975 Eldorado Tour

Kelly Groucutt replaces de Albuquerque.

Lynne, Bevan, Tandy, Kaminski, Edwards, Hugh McDowell plus

  • Kelly Groucutt – bass guitar, backing vocals
1975–1978 Classic Lineup, touring in support of the albums
Face The Music, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue

Edwards is replaced by cellist Melvyn Gale.
The band's most successful period.

Lynne, Bevan, Tandy, Groucutt, Kaminski, McDowell plus

  • Melvyn Gale – cello
  • Jake Commander – additional backing vocals (offstage) on Out Of The Blue Tour
1981–1982 Time Tour

Cellists McDowell and Gale are replaced with "Technology",
Dave Morgan, longtime orchestral arranger Louis Clark
and "Fred"

Lynne, Bevan, Tandy, Groucutt, Kaminski plus

  • Louis Clark – synthesiser
  • Dave Morgan – guitar, vocoder
  • Fred the Robot – Spoken Prologue and Epilogue
1986 Balance Of Power Tour

Martin Smith replaces Groucutt, and no "Fred"

Lynne, Bevan, Tandy, Kaminski, Clark, Morgan plus

  • Martin Smith – bass guitar
2001 Zoom Tour

Featuring a whole new band save for Lynne and Tandy. The only time the band has not featured a violinist although the cellos return.

Lynne, Tandy plus

  • Marc Mann – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Matt Bissonette – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregg Bissonette – drums, backing vocals
  • Peggy Baldwin – electric cello
  • Sarah O'Brien – electric cello
  • Rosie Vela – backing vocals

Discography

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References

  1. ^ Rob Michel. Electric Light Orchestra: Eldorado. Dutch Progressive Rock Page. Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  2. ^ Robert Porter. Electric Light Orchestra - The USA Singles. Jeff Lynne Song Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  3. ^ RIAA
  4. ^ The Bpi
  5. ^ A Recent interview with Roy Wood in Mojo magazine
  6. ^ Eaton Music - Louis Clark
  7. ^ Robert Porter. Electric Light Orchestra -- Out Of The Blue Tour: An in-depth look at the 1978 tour. Jeff Lynne Song Database. Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  8. ^ Guinness World Records: "British Hit Singles 14th Edition", page 195. 0-85112-156-X
  9. ^ "ELO a no-go", The Philadelphia Inquirer: E8, August 18, 2001  "The off-switch has been flipped on the Electric Light Orchestra. Or at least its tour, which was wired to illuminate the First Union Center on Sept. 15."

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External links

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