Electric Light Orchestra
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Electric Light Orchestra Biography (Wikipedia)

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterized by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography. After Wood's departure in 1972, Lynne became the group's leader, arranging and producing every album while writing virtually all of their original material.

The band was formed to accommodate Wood's and Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones, deriving as an offshoot of Wood's previous band the Move, of which Lynne and Bevan were also members. ELO were most active during the 1970s and 1980s, recording a string of studio albums that include the conceptual works Eldorado (1974) and Time (1981). For their initial tenure, Lynne, Bevan, and keyboardist Richard Tandy were the group's only consistent members. 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 reformation in 2000–01, ELO remained largely inactive for the next three decades. In 2014, Lynne reformed the band once again with Tandy as Jeff Lynne's ELO, where he resumed concert touring and new recordings under the moniker.

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Mr. Blue Sky
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When The Night Comes (Radio 2 In Concert 2015)
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Livin' Thing (Glastonbury 2016)
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Livin' Thing (Glastonbury 2016)
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Mr. Blue Sky (Glastonbury 2016)
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Mr. Blue Sky (Glastonbury 2016)
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When The Night Comes
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When The Night Comes
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Telephone Line (Glastonbury 2016)
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Telephone Line (Glastonbury 2016)
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Sweet Talkin' Woman
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Sweet Talkin' Woman
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When I Was A Boy
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When I Was A Boy
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Shine A Little Love
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Shine A Little Love
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I'm Alive
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I'm Alive
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BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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Hyde Park, London
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BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

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2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

2014 Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park

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