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Encyclopedia > Jeff Lynne
Jeff Lynne
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Lynne
Born December 30, 1947 (1947-12-30) (age 59)
Origin Flag of England Birmingham, England
Genre(s) Rock
Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer
Instrument(s) Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Drums, Cello, Violin
Years active 1966 - present
Label(s) Jet Records, Harvest Records, Epic records, SonyBMG, Reprise Records
Associated
acts
The Idle Race
The Move
Electric Light Orchestra
Traveling Wilburys
Website http://www.ftmusic.com

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Early career

In 1963, Jeff Lynne, Robert Reader and David Walsh formed a group using little more than Spanish guitars and cheap electrical instruments to produce music. They were originally named "The Rockin' Hellcats" however this was changed to "The Handicaps" and finally to "The Andicaps". They practiced at Shard End Community Centre and performed weekly. However, in 1964, Robert Reader and David Walsh left the band and Lynne brought in replacements. At the end of 1964, Lynne decided to leave to replace Mick Adkins of the local band "The Chads"[1].


In 1966, Lynne joined the line-up of The Nightriders as guitarist, the band would soon change their name to the The Idle Race, a name allegedly given to them unwittingly and sarcastically by his grandmother Evelyn Lynne who probably disapproved of the pop music culture as not being a proper job. Despite recording two critically acclaimed albums with the band and producing the second, success eluded him. In 1970, Lynne accepted a lifeline from friend Roy Wood to join the line up of the more successful band The Move. The Idle Race were an English cult rock group from Birmingham, in the late 1960s. ... 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. ...


The Electric Light Orchestra (1970 - 1986)

Lynne contributed songs to The Move's last two albums while formulating with Roy Wood and Bev Bevan a band built around a fusion of rock and European classical music, a project which would eventually become the highly successful Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Problems elaborated on in Mojo magazine 2007, led to Wood's departure in 1972, after the band's eponymous first album, leaving Jeff Lynne as the band's dominant creative force. Thereafter followed a succession of band personnel changes and increasingly popular albums: 1973's ELO II and On The Third Day, 1974's Eldorado and 1975's Face the Music. The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. ... 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. ... 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. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Electric Light Orchestra is the debut LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Electric Light Orchestra II is the second LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... On The Third Day is an LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Eldorado is a 1974 concept album by the Electric Light Orchestra. ... Back cover Face the Music is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


By A New World Record, Lynne had almost completely abandoned the roots of the group for a dense and unique pop-rock sound mixed with studio strings and layered vocals and tight, catchy pop singles. Jeff Lynne's now almost complete creative dominance as producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist could make ELO appear to be an almost solo effort, the sound was also shaped by Louis Clark's co-arranging, Bev Bevan's drumming, Richard Tandy's use of new keyboard technology and arranging skills, all brought the music that Jeff Lynne wrote into focus[citation needed]. A New World Record is the sixth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


Some believe the pinnacle of ELO's chart success and worldwide popularity was the expansive 1977 double album Out of the Blue, which was largely conceived in a Swiss chalet during a two-week writing marathon.[2] The band's 1978 world tour was a spectacular featuring an elaborate "space ship" set and laser light show. In order to recreate the complex instrumental textures of their albums, the band used pre-recorded supplemental backing tracks in live performances and although the practice has now become commonplace, it caused considerable derision in the press[3]. Jeff Lynne has often stated that he prefers the creative environment of the studio to the rigors and tedium of touring. Out of the Blue is an LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


In 1979, Lynne followed up the stunning success of Out of the Blue with Discovery, an album primarily associated with its two disco-flavored singles, "Shine a Little Love" and "Last Train to London". However, the remaining seven non-disco tracks on the album reflected Lynne's broad range as a pop-rock songwriter including a heavy, mid-tempo rock anthem ("Don't Bring Me Down") that represented the antithesis of disco. On a recording distributed to the fan club of the time, Lynne stated that he liked the "bang bang" of disco,[citation needed] although the absence of any further forays into dance music indicates that this may have been a sentiment purely for promotional benefit. In 1979, Lynne rejected an offer for ELO to headline the Knebworth Concert in the UK, allowing Led Zeppelin to headline instead. Out of the Blue is an LP by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Discovery is a 1979 album by Electric Light Orchestra. ...


In the absence of any touring to support Discovery, Lynne had time to contribute five tracks to the soundtrack for the 1980 movie musical Xanadu (film). While the quality of his production work for Xanadu was on par with the best of his ELO work and the score yielded a pair of top-40 singles, with "Xanadu" reaching number one in the UK. Lynne was not integrated into the development of the film and his material subsequently had only superficial attachment to the plot. Despite its later resurgence as a cult favorite, Xanadu performed weakly at the box-office and has often been regarded as the nadir of the musical film genre. Lynne subsequently disavowed his limited contribution to the project,[4] although he later reappraised his work and re-recorded the title song (with his lead vocal) for the 2000 box-set Flashback. In 2007, the film was loosely adapted into a successful Broadway musical, incorporating almost all of the songs from the original film, and also using two other ELO hits: Strange Magic and Evil Woman. Discovery is a 1979 album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Xanadu is a 1980 musical/romance film directed by Robert Greenwald. ...


1981 saw Lynne taking the band into a somewhat different direction with the science-fiction themed album Time, reaching number one for two weeks in the UK, producing the second top 3 single in less that two years, jettisoning the strings in favor of heavily synthesized textures. Following a marginally successful tour, Lynne kept this general approach with 1983's Secret Messages and a final contractually-obligated ELO album Balance of Power in 1986. Although ELO could still get a hit single into the top 40, it was assumed, Lynne was tired of the artistic constraints and promotional demands imposed by the ELO concept. With only three remaining official members (Lynne, Bevan and Tandy), the band had become just a trio again. Lynne began devoting his full energy to producing. CD insert cover ELO 1981 Time is a concept album by Electric Light Orchestra released in 1981. ... Secret Messages is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Balance of Power is an album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). ...


During his time in the Electric Light Orchestra, Lynne did manage to release a few recordings under his own name. In 1976, Lynne covered The Beatles songs "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "Nowhere Man" for All This and World War II. In 1977, Lynne released his first ever solo single, the disco-flavoured "Doin' That Crazy Thing"/"Goin' Down To Rio". Despite ELO's high profile at that time, it received little airplay and failed to chart. In 1984 Lynne and ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy contributed two original songs "Video" and "Let It Run" to the film Electric Dreams. Lynne also wrote the song "The Story of Me" which was recorded by the Everly Brothers on their comeback album EB84. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Sgt. ... Nowhere Man is a song by British 1960s rock group The Beatles, on their hit album Rubber Soul (in the US on the Yesterday . ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Video is a song by Jeff Lynne Taken from the movie soundtrack Electric Dreams. ... Electric Dreams is a 1984 movie set in San Francisco, California that depicts a love triangle between a man, a woman, and a home computer. ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ...


The 1980s

Before 1986, Jeff Lynne began focusing almost exclusively on studio production work, producing and writing, "Slipping Away" for Dave Edmunds, he also played on sessions, with Richard Tandy, on the album, Information. After "Balance Of Power", showing both the influences that characterized much of ELO's work and an influence from rockabilly-style music, rock 'n' roll and the Beatles, would shine through in later years. In contrast to the dense, boomy, baroque sound of ELO, Lynne's post-ELO studio work has tended toward more minimal, acoustic instrumentation and a sparse, "organic" quality that generally favors light room ambience and coloration over artificial reverb, especially on vocals. Lynne's recordings also often feature the jangling compressed acoustic guitar sound pioneered by Roger McGuinn. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) is a popular rock American singer-songwriter and guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s. ...


The Beatles connection was strengthened when Lynne produced George Harrison's Cloud Nine, a successful comeback album for the ex-Beatle, released in 1987, featuring the popular singles "Got My Mind Set on You," "When We Was Fab" (where he played the violin in the video), and "This Is Love," two of the three songs co-written by Lynne. For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Cloud Nine is the successful 1987 comeback album by George Harrison, recorded and released after a five year hiatus from his recording career. ... Got My Mind Set on You is a song written by Rudy Clark and originally recorded by the late James Ray in 1962. ... Picture disc 12 (W8131TP) Cloud Nine track listing This Is Love (5) When We Was Fab (6) Devils Radio (7) When We Was Fab is a song written by George Harrison about the days of Beatlemania, when The Beatles were sometimes referred to as the Fab Four. The song...


Jeff Lynne's association with Harrison led to the 1988 formation of the Traveling Wilburys, a studio "supergroup" that included George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison and resulted in two albums (Vol. 1 and Vol. 3), both co-produced by Lynne. In 1988 Lynne also worked on the Roy Orbison's album Mystery Girl co-writing and producing his last major hit, "You Got It", plus two other tracks on his last album. For Rock On, the final Del Shannon album, Jeff Lynne co-wrote "Walk Away" and finished off several tracks after Shannon's death. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Mystery Girl is an 1989 music album by Roy Orbison. ... For the 1977 song You Got It by Diana Ross, see Baby Its Me. ... Rock On is the name of several albums: Rock On, a 1971 album by Humble Pie Rock On, a 1972 album by Richard Thompson collaboration The Bunch Rock On, a 1973 album by David Essex Rock On, a 1979 album by Alvin Stardust Rock On, a 1991 album by Del... For Dell Shannon, the pen name of a police procedural novelist, see Elizabeth Linington. ...


In 1989, Lynne co-produced Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty, which included the hit singles "Free Fallin'," "I Won't Back Down," and "Runnin' Down a Dream," all co-written by Lynne. This album and Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 both received nominations for the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year in 1989. Lynne's song "One Way Love" was released as a single by Agnetha Faltskog and appeared on her second post-ABBA album, Eyes of a Woman. Lynne co-wrote and produced the track "Let It Shine" for Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson's first solo album in 1988. Lynne also contributed three tracks to an album by Duane Eddy and "Falling In Love" on "Land Of Dreams" for Randy Newman. It has been suggested that Free Fallin be merged into this article or section. ... Thomas Earl Tom Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a singer and guitarist. ... Free Fallin is the opening track from Tom Pettys 1989 solo album, Full Moon Fever. ... Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1950) is a popular American musician, known for his album-oriented, classicist rocknroll. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... One Way Love was the second single of Agnetha Fältskogs eighth solo-album called Eyes Of A Woman. ... Agnetha Åse Fältskog (born April 5, 1950 in Jönköping, Sweden) is best known as the blonde singer in ABBA, one of the four singers in the rock group ABBA, along with Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ... “Abba” redirects here. ... Eyes of a Woman was released in 1985 by Agnetha Fältskog. ... For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938), is a Grammy winning guitarist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The 1990s

In 1990, Lynne collaborated on the Wilburys' follow up Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 and shortly after that released his first solo album Armchair Theatre, with old friends George Harrison and Richard Tandy featuring the singles "Every Little Thing" and "Lift Me Up." The album received some positive critical attention but little commercial success. Lynne also provided the song "Wild Times" to the motion picture soundtrack Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in 1991. The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Armchair Theatre is a Solo Album by Jeff Lynne Released in 1990. ... Richard Tandy played synthesizers for the Electric Light Orchestra. ... Every Little Thing is a song by Jeff Lynne Taken from his first solo album Armchair Theatre, released in June of 1990. ... Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was a 1991 film directed by Kevin Reynolds. ...


In 1991, Lynne returned to the studio with Petty, co-writing and producing the album Into the Great Wide Open for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which featured the singles "Learning to Fly" and "Into the Great Wide Open". The following year he produced Roy Orbison's posthumous album King of Hearts, featured the single "I Drove All Night". Into the Great Wide Open is an album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers that was released on July 2 1991. ... Tom Petty Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician. ... Learning To Fly is a popular track by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... King of Hearts is a posthumous music cassette of Roy Orbison songs put together from master sessions and demos by Jeff Lynne for Virgin Records. ... Alternate cover Promotional single I Drove All Night is a song written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly for Roy Orbison. ...


In February 1994, Lynne fulfilled a career-long dream by working with the three surviving Beatles on the Anthology album series. Because of the elderly George Martin's poor hearing, Lynne was brought in as a fresh set of ears to assist in reevaluation the original studio material. The songs "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" were created by digitally processing John Lennon's demos for the songs and overdubbing the three surviving band members to form a virtual Beatles reunion that the band had mutually eschewed during Lennon's lifetime. Lynne has also produced records for Ringo Starr and worked on Paul McCartney's album Flaming Pie. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The Beatles Anthology is the name of a documentary series, a series of three albums and a book, all of which focus on the history of one of the worlds most popular rock band The Beatles. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Free As A Bird is a song, single and video released by The Beatles in December 1995 as part of their reunion and promotion around the release of the video documentary Anthology and their Anthology 1 compilation album. ... Real Love is a song originally written and performed as a demo by John Lennon, and later reworked by the three remaining members of The Beatles (Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) in late 1995. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Flaming Pie is an album by Paul McCartney, first released in 1997. ...


Lynne's work in the 1990s also includes production of a 1993 album for singer/songwriter Julianna Raye entitled Something Peculiar and production or songwriting contributions to albums by Roger McGuinn (Back from Rio), Joe Cocker (Night Calls), Aerosmith (Lizard Love), Tom Jones (Lift me Up), Bonnie Tyler (Time Mends a Broken Heart), the film Still Crazy, Hank Marvin (Wonderful Land and Nivram), Et Moi (Drole De Vie), and the Tandy Morgan Band (Action). James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, 1942) is a popular rock American singer-songwriter and guitarist of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Joe Cocker OBE (born John Robert Cocker, 20 May 1944, Sheffield) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Bonnie Tyler (real name Gaynor Hopkins born on June 8, 1951 in Skewen in Wales, United Kingdom is a pop/rock singer. ... Brian Robson Rankin (born 28 October 1941), better known by the stage name Hank B. Marvin, is the English lead guitarist for the band The Shadows. ...


In 1996, Lynne was officially recognised by his peers when he was awarded his second Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Contributions to British Music" a second time. The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ...


The 2000s

Following legal action to get the ELO name back[5] from Bevan's touring group ELO Part II, Lynne released a new album in 2001 under the ELO moniker entitled Zoom. Although the album featured guest appearances by Ringo Starr, George Harrison and original ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy, it was essentially a second Jeff Lynne solo album, with Lynne multitracking a majority of the instruments and vocals. The album received positive reviews but had no hit singles. Despite bearing little sonic relationship to the halcyon ELO days of the late 1970s, it was marketed as a "return to the classic ELO sound"[6] in an attempt to connect with a loyal body of fans and jumpstart a planned concert tour (with Lynne and Tandy as the only returning original ELO members). While a live performance was taped and shown on PBS (with subsequent DVD release), the tour itself was cancelled. ELO Part II were an offshoot band formed by former Electric Light Orchestra drummer Bev Bevan. ... Zoom is an album by Electric Light Orchestra. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Richard Tandy played synthesizers for the Electric Light Orchestra. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


Speculation remains rife as to the reason, (or reasons) for the cancellation of this tour. Certainly initial ticket sales were dissapointing, with publicity for the concerts minimal, and the events of September 11th having obvious logistical implications on any tour within the United States. Perhaps the last word on this should go to Greg Bissonette, (ELO drummer), who when asked, described it as "..the greatest tour I never went on!" Greg Bissonette, born on June 9th, 1959, in Detroit Michogan, is an American drummer. ... ELO or Elo may refer to: 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 teams in football Árpád Élő (1903-1992), Hungarian creator of ELO rating system Electric Light Orchestra...


Earlier in 2001, Lynne began working with George Harrison on what would turn out to be Harrison's final album, Brainwashed. With Harrison's death from cancer on November 29, 2001, Lynne returned to the studio in 2002 to help finish the uncompleted album. Lynne was also heavily involved in the memorial Concert for George, held at London's Royal Albert Hall in November 2002, and subsequently produced the Surround Sound audio mix for the Concert For George DVD released in November 2003. The DVD received a Grammy. Brainwashed is the final studio album by George Harrison and was released in 2002, almost a year after his death at the age of 58. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Multichannel audio is the name for a variety of techniques for expanding and enriching the sound of audio playback by recording additional sound channels that can be reproduced on additional speakers. ... DVD Cover For the released album, see Concert for George (album). ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Discography

Albums

Armchair Theatre (1990), Armchair Theatre is a Solo Album by Jeff Lynne Released in 1990. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


US #83 Billboard 200
The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


Singles and highest chart positions

Release
date
Single UK US Album
1977 "Doin' That Crazy Thing" - -
1984 "Video!" - #85 1 Electric Dreams
1990 "Every Little Thing" #59 #9 ² Armchair Theatre
1990 "Lift Me Up" - - Armchair Theatre
Notes
  1. Billboard Hot 100
  2. Mainstream Rock Tracks

See also: 1970s in music. ... 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. ... Video! is a song by Jeff Lynne Taken from the movie soundtrack Electric Dreams. ... Electric Dreams is a soundtrack album from the movie Electric Dreams. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Every Little Thing is a song by Jeff Lynne Taken from his first solo album Armchair Theatre, released in June of 1990. ... Armchair Theatre is a Solo Album by Jeff Lynne Released in 1990. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Lift Me Up Lift Me Up was the third single to be lifted from Geri Halliwells debut solo album. ... Armchair Theatre is a Solo Album by Jeff Lynne Released in 1990. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...

See also

The Idle Race were an English cult rock group from Birmingham, in the late 1960s. ... The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England. ... “ELO” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

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