The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterised by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography. After Wood’s departure in 1972, Lynne became the band’s leader, arranging and producing every album while writing virtually all of their original material. For their initial tenure, Lynne, Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy were the group’s only consistent members.
ELO was formed out of Lynne’s and Wood’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. It derived as an offshoot of Wood’s previous band, the Move, of which Lynne and Bevan were also members. During the 1970s and 1980s, ELO released a string of top 10 albums and singles, including two LPs that reached the top of British charts: the disco-inspired Discovery (1979) and the science-fiction-themed concept album Time (1981). In 1986, Lynne lost interest in the band and ceased its operation. Bevan responded by forming his own band, ELO Part II, which later became the Orchestra. With the exception of a short-lived reunion in 2000–01, ELO remained largely inactive for the next three years. In 2014, Lynne re-formed the band again with Tandy as Jeff Lynne’s ELO, where he resumed concert touring and new recordings under the moniker.
During ELO’s original 13-year period of active recording and touring, they sold over 50 million records worldwide, collecting 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA, and 38 BPI awards. For a period in the mid 1970s, the band saw more success in the United States, where they were billed as “the English guys with the big fiddles”. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated twenty Top 20 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits (20) without a number one single of any band in US chart history. In 2017, the ELO line-up of Wood, Lynne, Bevan, and Tandy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. – Wikipedia
Zoom Tour Live was a one-off concert performed by the Electric Light Orchestra recorded originally for television, later released as a film.
After the release of the 2001 album Zoom, Jeff Lynne announced a North American tour, their first live set of concerts in 15 years. A promotional PBS show was recorded over two consecutive nights at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
ELO’s management abruptly cancelled the tour (due to slow ticket sales) and this footage was released on VHS and DVD by Image Entertainment. The DVD earned Platinum status in Australia.
Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy were the only band members returning from the original incarnation of ELO.
“Turn to Stone”
“Just for Love”
“Mr. Blue Sky”
“One Summer Dream”
“State of Mind”
“Can’t Get It Out of My Head”
“Moment in Paradise”
“Shine a Little Love”
“Don’t Bring Me Down”
“Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry)
Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in October 1977. Written and produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, the double album is among the most commercially successful records in the group’s history, selling about 10 million copies worldwide.
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The Tuesday Night Maximum Music Mix. We’re celebrating birthdays tonight: Patty Smyth & Chris Isaak! Great music from: Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Alarm, Katy Perry, Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Chainsmokers, Isley Brothers & Santana, Dan & Shay, Kelly Clarkson, Electric Light Orchestra, Spinners, Starship, Jigsaw, Beatles, CCR, & Simple Minds. Thanks for all requests! Robert J. Breitenbach and his wife Deb,Jane Beyer and her husband Ken, Patricia Donche Nelson, Bill Card, Bob Watson, Judy Beebe Zoeller, Heather Cassidy, Kathleen McCarten-Bricketto, Christina Whirl, Tim Singstock, Beth Gano Cattunar, Ian T. Lovejoy, Susan Twomey Collins, Paul M. Sebula, Jeanne Donnelly Weaver, Ted Kirkpatrick, Beth Leary Hegedus, Jay Bookie, & Patrick Hurd. Plus, another special dedication to my beautiful Princess Jeanine Dunn Varroney. We’ll be talking soon!
Welcome to another Tuesday and this evening it’s “May Hits of the 70s” on Sounds of the 70s. We’ll have music from Foreigner, Allan Clarke, Roger Voudouris, Bob Seger, Elton John, Jimmy Buffet, Bread, Ray Parker Junior & Raydio, Leif Garrett, Electric Light Orchestra, Warren Zevon, Syl Johnson, Little River Band, Gallery, Jefferson Starship, Chicago, Nicollete Larson, 5th Dimension, Paul Simon, Grass Roots, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, and so much more. Dan Varroney get’s things going at 7:00 pm ET!
ELO’s singles in order starting in 1971
A New World Record is the sixth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1976. The album included the hit singles “Telephone Line”, which became the band’s first gold US single, “Livin’ Thing”, and “Do Ya” (US); and “Rockaria!” (UK). “Do Ya” was an ELO updating of The Move’s late 1972 final US single on United Artists Records. The focus is more on shorter pop songs, a trend which would continue throughout the rest of ELO’s future albums. In 1977, many of the album’s songs were featured on the “Joyride” soundtrack. In 2006, the album was remastered and released with bonus tracks on Sony’s Epic/Legacy imprint. “Surrender” was also issued as a promotional single and an iTunes download single, which entered the top 100 download chart. – Wikipedia
||Tightrope – 5:03
||Telephone Line – 4:38
||Rockaria! – 3:12
||Mission (A World Record) – 4:25
||So Fine – 3:54
||Livin’ Thing – 3:31
||Above the Clouds – 2:16
||Do Ya – 3:43
||Shangri-La – 5:32