Electric Light Orchestra

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2017

Inducted by: Dhani Harrison

Nominated in: 2017

First Eligible: 1997 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Bev Bevan, Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Roy Wood

Snubbed Members: Mike Edwards, Melvyn Gale, Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell, Louis Clark, Wilf Gibson, Mike de Albuquerque, Colin Walker


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2010 (ranked #119) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Eldorado, A Symphony (1974)
Face the Music (1975)
A New World Record (1976)
Out of the Blue (1977)
Time (1981)
Alone in the Universe (2015)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
10538 Overture (1971)
Can't Get It Out Of My Head (1974)
Strange Magic (1975)
Evil Woman (1975)
Fire On High (1975)
Telephone Line (1976)
Livin' Thing (1976)
Turn To Stone (1977)
Sweet Talkin' Woman (1977)
Mr. Blue Sky (1977)
Don't Bring Me Down (1979)
Hold on Tight (1981)

Electric Light Orchestra @ Wikipedia

Electric Light Orchestra Videos

Comments

260 comments so far (post your own)

ELO is a lot of fun, maybe too much fun for the Hall. Clearly they're more concerned with inducting artists with gravitas like Patti Smith and R.E.M., so bands that are merely fun are stranded in the wings. A shame, because ELO has some great music. One still can hear ELO's songs on current television commercials. But I think it will happen eventually. I don't expect to see ELO in the Hall in the next few inductions, but it's likely to happen one day.

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 03.7.07 @ 17:07pm


without doubt the greatest modern influencing band with the greatest individual genius, Jeef Lynne, writer, producer, guitarist, singer of all E.L.O songs, massive crowds multi platinum sales, long overdue.

Posted by mike on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 21:30pm


ELO RULES VOTE THEM IN..........

Posted by ROBERT on Thursday, 08.30.07 @ 08:32am


ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/JEFF LYNNE,creo que ya es tiempo que se haga justicia y se otorge este galardón a quién sin duda ha sido y es un genio de la música. Son tantas las composiciones musicales de su autoría, no solo las que interpretó con su legendario grupo ELO, sino también como solista y las interpretada por otros tantos famosos artistas, y si a esto le sumamos todos sus trabajos de producción, creo que hay mérito suficientes para obtener este galardón.

Posted by Patricio Aguilar on Thursday, 10.11.07 @ 19:36pm


Jeff Lynne: El mejor músico que he escuchado en mi vida.

Posted by +Q on Friday, 10.12.07 @ 04:08am


Jeff es un genio, merece el premio.
ELO ha sido de las mejores bandas en el undo de la música. Ya es hora que se reconozca.

Posted by victor on Friday, 10.12.07 @ 15:57pm


Es inexplicable que la mejor música que se ha inventado nunca esté fuera del HALL OF FAME. JEFF LYNNE y su E.L.O. merecen estar en lo mas alto, será imposible que nadie pueda igualar su trayectoria.

Posted by Mauri on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 02:54am


Yes sure, ELO would be great that be part of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
They created a mix with the symphonic and the rock and gave us a terrific music.
I hope and wish that a lot of people vote for inducted to this great music at the top of this hall.

Posted by Jose Luis Schenone on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 05:14am


Undoubtedly, ELO is the best band worldwide and JEFF LYNNE is a GENIUS. He created the most wonderful melodies that I’ve ever heard. ELO has been part of the life of so many people… we’ve grown with its magical music and I don’t understand why it is not yet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. ELO/JEFF deserve to be there!
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Indudablemente, ELO es la mejor banda en todo el mundo y JEFF LYNNE es un GENIO. Él creo las melodías más maravillosas que he escuchado. ELO ha sido parte de la vida de tantas personas... hemos crecido con su mágica música y no comprendo por qué aun no está en el Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. ELO/JEFF merecen estar allí!

Posted by Nancy on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 08:50am


jeff lynne es un genio, nadie lo iguala y sus trabajos ,influencia y producciones de la ELO y para otros tantos artistas lo demuestran merece el reconocimiento y premio mucho mas que tantos que ya lo han recibido, jeff el mas grande sin duda alguna

Posted by jaime on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 15:41pm


no se puede pensar en la historia de la musica sin la aportacion de ELO y JEFF LYNNE....
one of the best bands in the rock & roll story...and one genious , producer , composer , musician , singer.....the great mr.jeff lynne

Posted by julian olmedo on Monday, 10.15.07 @ 16:54pm


Creo que desde hace tiempo la ELO de Jeff Lynne debería estar en el Salón de la Fama. Jeff ha demostrado con la ELO, Traveling, tom Petty,George Harrison, etc que es un músico dificilmente igualable.

Posted by Eugenio on Tuesday, 10.16.07 @ 06:26am


Apparently ELO has a massive fanbase in Latin America. Who knew?

Posted by A-Killa on Tuesday, 10.16.07 @ 11:27am


Oh man was ELO's music crap! They use ELO's music, and nothing else to get confessions out of prisoners at Gitmo. Word has it that it only takes about a half hour.

Posted by D. Bunked on Monday, 10.29.07 @ 19:58pm


"Oh man was ELO's music crap! They use ELO's music, and nothing else to get confessions out of prisoners at Gitmo. Word has it that it only takes about a half hour."

Actually, I heard somewhere that they play death metal and the barney song (which is SUCH a blatant rip off Yankey Doodle) together.

Posted by liam on Friday, 11.16.07 @ 14:39pm


The Beatles of the 70's.- Jeff Lynne is a genius, and he has a great body of work, "On the Third Day" and "Eldorado" are masterpieces.

Posted by mit yelnod on Sunday, 12.2.07 @ 20:58pm


"Actually, I heard somewhere that they play death metal and the barney song (which is SUCH a blatant rip off Yankey [sic] Doodle) together."

LIAM, you don't know what you're talking about regarding children's rhymes! The Barney Song ("I love you, you love me, we're a happy family...") is NOT a rip-off of Yankee Doodle, it's a rip-off of "This Old Man!"

As for the Electric Light Orchestra, I think their blending symphonic elements to rock merits their induction. But I wonder if one of the "secret" criterion of an act's nomination is whether their induction will convince them to perform at the induction ceremony (and thus generate huge ticket sales). Since the chances of Jeff Lynne's playing again with the band seem marginal at best, this (as is the case with ABBA) is keeping them out of the Hall.

Posted by Joe on Sunday, 12.23.07 @ 22:44pm


No, the ACTUAL Barney song goes "Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination, when he's tall he's what we call a dinosaur sensation".

Dumbass.

Posted by l i a m on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 08:16am


Okay, I had the wrong Barney song. My apologies, Liam! (And by the way, I meant that first comment in jest!)

Man, did THIS ever get off topic!

Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 08:47am


Ohhhhhh-my-gaaaawd. You guys are NOT arguing over Barney the Dinosaur's themes. This gets into the top 3 strange and funny postings I have seen here to date. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Glad you finally cleared up that rock-n-roll hot topic!

Posted by shawn on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 09:13am


Actually, Shawn, we're not arguing anymore. As you can see, I capitulated completely.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 14:56pm


Actually, I find it interesting that people have forgotten the concert lip-synching incident in 1978 or 1979 ("Out of the Blue" tour). I reazlize this wasn't like the Milli Vanilli incident (where the singers credited weren't the ones who actually sung on the album), but still, this is the kind of innovation nobody wants.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 18:13pm


"Ohhhhhh-my-gaaaawd. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!"

You wouldn't happen to be a flaming homo, now would you?

Posted by Jim on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 20:13pm


Love em

I thought this was called the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Where's ELO then?

Done deal in my book

ELO

Electric Light Orchestra songs"
There are 70 pages in this section of this category.

1
10538 Overture
A
All Over the World (song)
B
Beatles Forever
Big Wheels
Boy Blue (Electric Light Orchestra song)
C
Calling America
Can't Get It Out of My Head
Confusion (Electric Light Orchestra song)
D
Day Tripper
The Diary of Horace Wimp
Do Ya
Don't Bring Me Down
Don't Walk Away (Electric Light Orchestra song)
E
Eldorado (song)
Eldorado Finale
Eldorado Overture
Evil Woman (Electric Light Orchestra song)
F
Fire On High
First Movement (Jumping Biz)
Four Little Diamonds
G
Getting to the Point
Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor
H
Here Is the News
H cont.
Hold on Tight
I
I'm Alive (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Illusions in G Major
In Old England Town (Boogie No 2)
In the Hall of the Mountain King
It's Over (Electric Light Orchestra song)
L
Last Train to London
Latitude 88 North
Livin' Thing
M
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Mama (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Mission (A World Record)
Mister Kingdom
Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Radio (song)
N
Nightrider (song)
O
Oh No Not Susan
One Summer Dream
Q
Queen of the Hours
R
Rain Is Falling
Rock 'n' Roll Is King
Rockaria!
Roll Over Beethoven
S
Secret Messages (song)
S cont.
Shangri-La (1976 song)
Shine a Little Love
Showdown (Electric Light Orchestra song)
So Fine (Electric Light Orchestra song)
So Serious (song)
Standin' in the Rain
Starlight (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Strange Magic
Stranger (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Summer and Lightning
Surrender (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Sweet Talkin' Woman
T
Take Me On and On
Telephone Line (Electric Light Orchestra song)
The ELO EP
Tightrope (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Turn to Stone
Twilight (Electric Light Orchestra song)
W
The Way Life's Meant to Be
The Whale (ELO song)
Wild West Hero
X
Xanadu (Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John song)
Xanadu (new version)

Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 15:40pm


Actually, I find it interesting that people have forgotten the concert lip-synching incident in 1978 or 1979 ("Out of the Blue" tour). I reazlize this wasn't like the Milli Vanilli incident (where the singers credited weren't the ones who actually sung on the album), but still, this is the kind of innovation nobody wants.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 18:13pm


Never heard that before Joe can you provide some back up documentation because if it’s true maybe I need to reconsider.

Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 15:43pm


<<Never heard that before Joe can you provide some back up documentation because if it’s true maybe I need to reconsider.>>

You don't need to reconsider; I remember the allegations back in 1977 (I was 13 then) during the "Out of the Blue" tour with the gigantic spaceship. Apparently this was settled without my knowing it; ELO apparently used playback tracks (see their Wikipedia entry); from what I remember, they did not want to ruin their expensive audio equipment. Sorry if I got it wrong.

Posted by Joe on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 16:46pm


I should say that this was never a Milli Vanilli incident; the personnel credited on the albums were apparently making the noises on them, and were the ones appearing onstage during the tours.

Posted by Joe on Sunday, 01.6.08 @ 16:48pm


ELO should *definitely* be in the R&R Hall of Fame! Jeff Lynne has contributed so much to modern music. First with ELO and then later as a producer on albums for George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Paul McCartney and others.

Vote em in!

Posted by Tobias on Tuesday, 01.8.08 @ 18:10pm


If lip synching makes one hall ineligible, then so should illegal drug use.

Posted by elohall on Friday, 02.1.08 @ 21:52pm


Tremendous band. 15 or more wonderful songs. Sold alot of albums. Jeff Lynne is a genius. They will get in one day.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 10:54am


No way should ELO be considered before The Move is. Jeff Lynne gets all the credit, but it was Roy Wood's vision.

Take a listen to Blackberry Way, Beautiful Daughter, and the Girl Outside and tell me you don't hear some early ELO in there...

And if you take a listen to their albums as a whole (The Move and Shazam), you'll hear a helluva lot more rock and roll...Carl Wayne's vocals were incredible, and their music was way ahead of their time...

ELO, after Eldorado, was a band perfectly of their time, but hardly groundbreaking.

Posted by Laura on Tuesday, 04.1.08 @ 04:24am


The only reason ELO has yet to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is because those who vote are too busy smoking rock!! After all Madonna (That Pop/dance Diva) is seen as a true rock star in the eyes of these idiots. Nuff said?????

Posted by Dan Martel on Sunday, 04.20.08 @ 12:44pm


Actually ELO did not lip synch. The concerts were edited afterwards but they are an honest band

Posted by Mike Smith on Tuesday, 05.20.08 @ 01:09am


Espero que esta vez consigamos que la ELO entre en el Salón, no comprendo como ya han entrado grupos de menos calibres.
La ELO y Jeff se merecen esto y mucho más.

Posted by Eugenio on Wednesday, 07.2.08 @ 01:17am


El quinto Beatle merece sin duda este reconocimiento, ¡¡¡suerte maestro!!!!

Posted by deckard on Sunday, 07.6.08 @ 07:56am


Regarding ELO's lip-synching:

I distinctly remember hearing this rumor (there was even a lawsuit about it) back in the days of the "Out of the Blue" tour. There were apparently tapes found of the band's concert performances, and some insider not treated fairly by the band wated to blow the whistle.

According to other sources was that the tapes were played during the concerts--for the band members' ears only, so they could keep rythyn, keep track of where they were in the song, etc. (From what I have heard, a few other bands have been known to do this.) What was coming out of the speakers, those people say, was purely what was being played with the instruments onstage.

This latter bit was in Wikipedia. Make of it what you will.

Posted by Joe on Sunday, 07.13.08 @ 15:50pm


De hace bastante tiempo que ya deberia estar ELO en el salón,ojala nuestro petitorio se nos haga realidad, ya que , lo esperamos con hartas ansias.
saludos y fuerza

Posted by juan (juano) on Sunday, 07.20.08 @ 11:32am


ELO is one of my favourite bands

Posted by Up ELO on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 13:32pm


Jeff Lynne is the only Wilbury NOT in the Hall. If ELO gets inducted, that would complete the individuals that made up the Traveling Wilburys

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 17:16pm


It is a travesty that ELO isn't in the hall

They have been ignored for too long

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 09.19.08 @ 23:34pm


jeff lynne es un iluminado de la música,tanto él y su banda elo, y supertramp, intepretaron la música rock de los 70, que dejaron los beatles, con sello propio,sin imposturas, como otras bandas que por querer apartarse del "camino beatle" rumbearon para el lado de los tomates

Posted by victor on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 18:17pm


induct ELO already

Yes to ELO!!!

Posted by Tribbter on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 12:24pm


I just can't understand how Electric Light Orchestra can be given a 31% chance of induction while a more groundbreaking group with a much longer legacy in the same progressive genre like The Moody Blues is only rated at 17%. Looking at this site's own voting statistics shows the Moodys have a slightly higher fan approval rate of 93.6% to ELO's 93.3% as of this time; so again, what are these "induction chances" figures based on? Objective reality, sales figures, or just the wishful thinking of the people who run this site?

Posted by prognosticator on Sunday, 10.12.08 @ 23:03pm


ELO more than deserve their place in that hall along with many other Great bands and that lip synch crap is exactly THAT! jeez! dont you guys that accuse them EVER do any research? listen to the remastered Live at Wembley video and you will hear a fantastic and innovative band playing LIVE!

I suppose they will eventually get in long after Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers!

Posted by Blojo on Sunday, 12.21.08 @ 16:45pm


17 top 40 worldwide hits qualifies any band. grammy nominations for production for not one, but two artists,tom petty and george harrison, and a member of the supergroup to end all supergroups jeff lynne and all the boys, including roy wood, deseve to go. the overprententious voters of thenominating committee need to get a @%#$#! ear for music the people listen to.

Posted by lynnefan on Friday, 12.26.08 @ 00:55am


In all genres are really few true NAMES,example.-
Hard Rock: Stones,Zeppelin,Deep,Sabbath,Judas...
Prog Rock: Floyd,Crimson,Yes,Genesis,ELP...
Pop Rock: Beatles,Creedence,ELO,Queen,Fleetwood..
Etc...Well,and what you waiting??????????????????

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Posted by rot on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 10:48am


RIP, Kelly Groucott, base player for ELO.



Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 09:17am


R.I.P Kelly Groucutt

Get ELO into the hall NOW!!!

Posted by Steve on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 11:08am


"Get ELO into the hall NOW!!!"

Seconded.

Posted by Ray on Friday, 02.20.09 @ 16:20pm


I toured the Hall this weekend & was appalled that ELO wasn't in it. They are one of the bands that I assumed was in, especially in light of some of the acts who have made it (that Rap wall comes to mind...). Let's get the lead out, people, & give a deserving band its place in 2010!

Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 03.18.09 @ 20:50pm


"Can't Get It Out Of My Head" from "Eldorado" is one of the most haunting melodies every recorded. "Roll Over Beethoven" on their first LP was the first time I violins and cello's played Chuck Berry's classic rock and roll!

I thought the Move were a brilliant group too.

Some of ELO's music did get way too commercial and slick for its own good. But if you listen to the 2 records the Move made with Jeff Lynne and the first 3 ELO records, thats some great rock n roll, classical rock, progressive rock, and some hard rock mixed in.

Lynne wrote some great songs. I think once "Evil Woman" hit the charts he really moved away from the original ELO sound to a Top 40 groove.

Posted by Ed on Saturday, 03.28.09 @ 16:14pm


Hmmm. Lipsyning in concert. An urban myth actually. They got that rap SOLELY because a home video release which mixed their live performance with backing tapes. During the show the band couldn't hear themselves, so they used recordings of the songs as a guide. However, the audience couldn't hear it. When they mixed the tapes for the video, they mixed in the live performance with the recordings that ONLY the band members could hear.

They actually re-released that performance recently with an improved mixing so that you could hear what the audience heard.

Posted by Ulysses on Saturday, 04.4.09 @ 16:59pm


How is ELO a Prog band? Their music sounded nothing like prog.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 12:22pm


Roy, ELO are classified as a prog rock band. I'm surprised you didn't know that

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 10.10.09 @ 13:17pm


Jann Wenner; I am saying this to you if you ever see this page. Please put ELO in the Hall Of Fame. This band has deserved the honor for 13 years but have only been nominated once. This band is one of the most successful and influential bands of the 1970's and just because they are Progressive Rock does not give you any right to not nominate or elect them into the Hall Of Fame. I also want to say that the induction of rap artists over rock artists who deserve the honor is ridiculous.

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.18.09 @ 00:51am


ELO, not in the R&R Hall of Fame yet?!! Unbelieveable! Look at their body of music since 1973! It's all politics or else they would have been in years ago! What a load of BS!

Posted by Ronda on Sunday, 11.1.09 @ 11:39am


ELO is in THE REAL ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 18:31pm


Simply put, I look at some of the groups in the Hall of Fame and I can't understand how THEY made it in and not ELO.

Posted by scott on Wednesday, 01.20.10 @ 04:55am


scott, Jeff Lynne must have pissed off Jann Wenner somehow. I also assume they didn't record for Atlantic ;-).

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 01.20.10 @ 06:03am


"Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.18.09 @ 00:51am

Jann Wenner; I am saying this to you if you ever see this page. Please put ELO in the Hall Of Fame. This band has deserved the honor for 13 years but have only been nominated once."

Much as I want it to be true, the Electric Light Orchestra has never been nominated, not even once!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 03.18.10 @ 16:36pm


Why in the hell is Jeff Lynne not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame(Shame!?1)?

Posted by Mike W Smith on Sunday, 04.25.10 @ 13:54pm


Jeff Lynne certainly has influential friends (some of whom are Hall of Famers themselves!). He's the only one of the Traveling Wilburys not to be in the Hall.

ELO produced some of the finest music of the 1970s. No exaggeration. They've earned a place there.

Posted by Penny Dreadful on Friday, 04.30.10 @ 21:36pm


I think that Jeff Lynne should be inducted as well as ELO; in either order. I think that having navigated the disco era of the 1970's with a string of charting singles causes people (especially in the US) to associate ELO with a lot of bubble-gum pop of the time. You can't punish a band for writing successful music of any genre, however a further look into ELO's music will reveal that they had much more complexity than they often get credit for. If there is any question of accomplishment, check out Jeff's Wiki page.

Posted by Jeff on Sunday, 05.2.10 @ 18:04pm


,I can kinda agree with Gitarzan I was never a big fan of ELO,, They were Big in their day,,Having said that I must be missing something. Becauce the Beatles Ringo Paul and George an Tom Petty seem to like Lynn. They have a 85% yes with 1500 vote etc.. So ya just never know !

Posted by mrxyz on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 18:00pm


I shall point it out again Hear on this Hamlet they have a 85% as of today with 1500 votes. There is a FACT. So lots think they just may get in the HOLY RRHOF...Just the facts mam Just the FACTS

Posted by mrxyzomg & mrxyz on Wednesday, 07.21.10 @ 23:17pm


Hear is a interesting new fact When I checked ELO had 1500 votes then I saw 3 yes votes after that I did not see any "no" votes. amusing there were 3 or more yes votes that makes 6 no votes at the most .My math thinks it would take about 15 no votes to loss a 1%...at 1500 votes .... I guess it could be on the edge and if there were 6 more votes put it under a 1% LOL
It is a shame that when honest facts come into light that peoples personal bias opinions can turn the scale up or down..
Rock ON..??? LOL

Posted by mrxyzomg & mrxyz on Friday, 07.23.10 @ 08:26am


Wow..I just check the voting statics it shows 8 no votes When I voted it was 1500 votes 85% I voted yes and saw 1 or more YES votes I thought I saw 2 yes votes sincethe 1500 votes .Go figure LOL Since this is a fact 8 no votes leaving 1 yes vote I wonder who the 8 no votes are . ? LOL Just goes to prove facts can upset people ... LOL
I*t still show ELO at 84% which is a high number...
But the look at all the yes Votes Coven has LOL or SRV LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 07.23.10 @ 08:45am


Unfortunately my only access to the internet wont let we post on our Revisited page, so I have to post here. Rick, im giving you the benefit of the doubt here, but if you did do it, be a man and admit it. Denying it if you're guilty not only makes you look bad, but more importantly, stains ELO, who are a very deserving act.

Posted by Jim on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 16:30pm


Voting fraud isnt the way, many of us were frusturated when Chicago came this close five years in a row, but we wanted an honorable induction. Count me as a vote for The Cars, Id rather see ELO get honorably next year than now under suspicion. Could someone paste these comments under Revisited? Thanks.

Posted by Jim on Monday, 08.2.10 @ 16:40pm


RIP Mike Edwards

Posted by akeem on Sunday, 09.5.10 @ 21:15pm


RIP Mike Edwards.

Posted by GFW on Monday, 09.6.10 @ 11:11am


I concur with akeem and GFW, first Kelly Groucutt last year, now this, what a way to go, here is the full story...

:'-(

Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:42 PM on 5th September 2010

A founding member of ELO has been killed following a freak accident involving a giant bale of hay.

Mike Edwards, 62, who played cello for the band for three years, died when the giant bale weighing 50 stone crashed down on top of his van.

Mr Edwards died instantly in the accident after the bale careered down the hill, and flipped over a hedge.

The circular bale is believed to have been in a steeply sloping field beside the road when it somehow rolled and jumped 15ft into traffic.

Police say the accident happened at around 12.30pm on Friday on the A381 between Harbetonford and Halwell in Devon.

The victim was driving a white transit-type van towards Kinsgbridge when the bale of hay smashed into the front cab.

The van swerved after it was hit and then collided with another smaller van coming the other way - but the second driver was unhurt.

Inspector Andy Hamilton said: 'We are liaising with the health and safety people and gathering evidence from the scene of the accident and the field.

'The van came into contact with a very large bale of hay. We are investigating how this came to happen.'

He added that police had spoken to the farmer who owns the field and would be talking to him again shortly.

Mike was a founding member of Electric Light Orchestra and played cello with the group from their first live gig in 1972 until he left in January 1975.

He quit the band to become a Buddhist and later changed his name to Deva Pramada because of his religious convictions.

Mike's eccentric cello playing - plucking the strings with an orange or grapefruit - and bizarre costumes were a major ingredient of ELO.

He played cello on albums ELO II, On the Third Day, The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) and Eldorado.

Steve Walker of the Devon and Cornwall police traffic unit said they were trying to contact his family.

He said: 'This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO.

'We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification.

'We don't believe he was ever married and we have identified an ex-girlfriend but she is currently abroad.'

He continued: 'We think he may have a brother called David in the Yorkshire area and we obviously need to contact him.

'Michael has no immediate family but we believe he may have taught some cello in Devon and would ask his students to contact us if they know of any relations.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1309256/Electric-Light-Orchestra-founding-member-Mike-Edwards-killed-50-stone-hay-bale-freak-accident.html?ito=feeds-newsxml#ixzz0yh2bc2Ax




Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 09.7.10 @ 09:36am


I agree with Rick Vendl II ..

Posted by rockinsue on Monday, 09.27.10 @ 09:44am


ELO is most definitely deserving of being in the R & R Hall of Fame!! As far as I'm concerned they are the 2nd or 3rd greatest group of all time behind only the Beatles and one of only a handful of other great groups!! Jeff Lynne is truly a genius that was way ahead of his time too....he was heavily influenced by the Beatles and you can tell it in all of their music!! Let's do the right thing and vote these guys in!! Everyone knows they deserve it so let's "get 'er done!!"

Posted by Keith Herring on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 18:18pm


ELO and Jeff Lynne are the bigger great band are my favorite band and I like the sonsg, performance and style I think their have the big big background and music for stay on R&R HALL OF FAME.

ELO merece estar en el salo de la fama de los grandes realizo grandes contribuciones a la musica y Jeff Lynne debe de estar en el salon de la fama ya es hora de que se reconozca la musica de ELO y el trabajo de Lynne

Posted by Manuel Chong on Monday, 10.11.10 @ 17:43pm


The fact that ELO's still not in the fricken Hall of Fame proves that the guys over there need a good head-bonking.. Jeff Lynne is an inspiration, I have yet to find a song of his I haven't loved, or at least warmed up to. Listening to ELO makes me want to decorate a desert wasteland with bright colors, then dance around in the new landscape I have created out of pure magic and fairy dust, and it will be entirely populated by mythical creatures because no creature on this Earth is quite wondrous enough to capture the sensational music that will be blasted 24/7 through the streets of my Lynnetopia.

Posted by Cassie J. on Monday, 01.10.11 @ 02:31am


One of the most under rated bands ever...pure genious...it is time for ELO to be awarded the prize

Posted by Connie on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 07:40am


I think their blending symphonic elements to rock merits their induction. But I wonder if one of the "secret" criterion of an act's nomination is whether their induction will convince them to perform at the induction ceremony (and thus generate huge ticket sales). Since the chances of Jeff Lynne's playing again with the band seem marginal at best.

Posted by Joee on Wednesday, 01.26.11 @ 06:28am


The Beatles of the 70's.- Jeff Lynne is a genius, and he has a great body of work, "On the Third Day" and "Eldorado" are masterpieces.

Posted by yelnod on Thursday, 01.27.11 @ 15:29pm


ELO definitely deserve it, but I think Jeff Lynne probably has a better chance of getting the nonperformer nod as a producer.

Posted by Mike Scott on Wednesday, 02.2.11 @ 12:40pm


I do not even know with strong your blog greatly that helped me. Thank you “No one is so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” - Henry David Thoreau

Posted by oem sofware on Wednesday, 03.23.11 @ 09:14am


Influence: I'd say alot of pop bands were influenced by these. YES
Innovation: Classical instruments were used in rock before, bu not on the level of ELO.
Commercial: A constant hit machine in the 70's

YES

Posted by GFW on Friday, 05.20.11 @ 18:08pm


Don't bring me down evil woman!

Posted by joop on Tuesday, 06.7.11 @ 22:42pm


VOTE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME NOW OR I'LL HUNT YOU DOWN! ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA IS THE GREATEST ARTIST OF MUSIC IN THE SEVENTIES! GET IT RIGHT!

Posted by mister spin on Tuesday, 09.13.11 @ 11:47am


Some of you are disagreeing about whether ELO should get into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. I'm gonna tell you the answer. Yes, Electric Light Orchestra MUST be voted in! I'm working on a petition to get ELO in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and I only need one person left to sign it.

Posted by Olivia Newton-John on Thursday, 09.15.11 @ 10:34am


Olivia, I know me & some guy named 'Vendl' (and probably his mother) would sign it :-)

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 09.15.11 @ 15:27pm


http://ourrockandrollhalloffame71305.yuku.com/topic/1354/Founding-member--ELO-killed--freak-accident--giant-runaway-h

Founding member of ELO killed in freak accident as giant runaway hay bale smashes into his van

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 8:42 PM on 5th September 2010

A founding member of ELO has been killed following a freak accident involving a giant bale of hay.

Mike Edwards, 62, who played cello for the band for three years, died when the giant bale weighing 50 stone crashed down on top of his van.

Mr Edwards died instantly in the accident after the bale careered down the hill, and flipped over a hedge.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.15.11 @ 22:10pm


I've always loved Electric Light Orchestra! I was listening to 17.3 Rock And Roll Revival FM station (which plays seventies and eighties music) and I heard something I'd never heard before- this so-called "Jukebox of Rachel & Talon" segment. I wondered if a rarity was gonna make it on here, and instead ELO's "Turn To Stone" showed up! I was so psyched about hearing them again, I was jumping up and down with excitement. You better vote ELO in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, or else! I'll turn to stone if they don't, and then I won't be a livin' thing! Vote Electric Light Orchestra in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame now! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!

Posted by Let's Get Physical on Wednesday, 09.21.11 @ 11:00am


I'm still needing one more person to sign my petition!

Posted by Olivia Newton-John on Wednesday, 10.12.11 @ 23:59pm


Electric Light Orchestra

Jeff Lynne
Bev Bevan
Richard Tandy
Roy Wood
Kelly Groucutt
Wilfred Gibson
Hugh McDowell
Michael d'Albuquerque
Melvyn Gale
Mik Kaminski
Mike Edwards
Bill Hunt
Colin Walker
Steve Woolam
Andy Craig
Rick Price

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 02.25.12 @ 22:25pm


Every Little Thing- The Beatles 1964
Every Little Thing- Jeff Lynne 1990

Don't Bring Me Down- The Animals 1966 (later covered by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers in 1985)
Don't Bring Me Down- ELO 1979

Turn To Stone- Joe Walsh 1972,rerecoorded 1974
Turn To Stone- ELO 1977

Evil Woman- The Doobie Brothers 1973
Evil Woman- ELO 1975

Xanadu- Rush 1977
Xanadu- ONJ (Olivia Newton-John)& ELO 1980

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 04.22.12 @ 19:11pm


I can't believe after all these years ELO hasn't been inducted. You gotta be kidding me? Jeff Lynne's amazing body of work far exceeds many of the current inductees.

Posted by Phil on Monday, 05.28.12 @ 21:38pm


Jeff Lynne is nominated for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 10.13.12 @ 20:49pm


EVIL WOMAN-ELO

Rolled in from another town
Hit some gold too hot to settle down
But a fool and his money soon go separate ways
And you found a fool lying in a daze

DON'T GIVE UP-PETER GABRIEL

Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
Too many jobs, so many men
So many men no-one needs

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 10.28.12 @ 22:54pm


The Police influenced by Jeff Lynne & ELO, The Electric Light Orchestra?

From stewartcopelandnet

Andy Summers, Jeff Lynne & Stewart Copeland at the Sacred Grove

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbzyycuoNjA

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 01.25.13 @ 02:17am


http://www.examiner.com/list/top-ten-bands-never-nominated-for-rock-hall-of-fame

Top ten bands never nominated for Rock Hall of Fame

4. ELO -- (Years eligible: 16) Has any other band in history blended rock with the sounds of a symphony orchestra any better than Electric Light Orchestra? The skill that frontman/producer Jeff Lynne used in crafting out radio friendly hits like "Evil Woman", "Mr. Blue Sky", "Hold On Tight" and "Don't Bring Me Down" (pre-digital era) is still unmatched by anything out there today.

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 02.16.13 @ 01:12am


For Kelly Groucutt, who passed away 4 years ago today... :'-(
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_uN0dgexJ8s

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 02.19.13 @ 21:46pm


Here's a dime in the jukebox for "Evil Woman" in recognition of Maggie Thatcher no longer wasting oxygen.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 04.8.13 @ 14:06pm


The recent endorsements by Sir Paul McCartney, amongst other notable Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers should place the Electric Light Orchestra on the short list for nomination and possibly induction in 2014.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 04.28.13 @ 12:18pm


Another Saturday Night Live alumnus along with Adam Sandler is a big fan of ELO and Jeff Lynne with quotes like, "Well, I'll tell ya Jeff, to fans like me, where you're on the Mount Rushmore of musicians", "40th Anniversary of ELO and obviously one of the greatest bands of my lifetime", "When I wake up I always think of The Beatles because as a kid growing up they were like an institution, but I'm telling ya ELO right there on the same one hand with them" & "God, every freaking song when I hear it I have to turn it up, it's the best, 50 million plus worldwide." Couldn't have said it any better myself Dennis Miller!

http://www.elo.biz/news/149931

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 05.14.13 @ 23:53pm


Rick, you know I love ELO, but havin Dennis Miller extole them does not help their cause, IMO.

OTOH, it could sway Zach to their side...

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 21:42pm


Still up to your old bag of tricks, Paul? You know nothing of my political beliefs, so knock it off.

I've never liked Dennis Miller. He's too whiny and arrogant for my tastes. ELO, on the the other hand, is a fantastic band, regardless of whether that punk Miller likes them or not.

Now this is what comedy is all about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7DTfnUv7rw

Posted by Zach on Wednesday, 05.15.13 @ 22:31pm


Electric Light Orchestra

01. Jeff Lynne (1970–Present: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, cello; The Idle Race, The Move, Traveling Wilburys)
02. Bev Bevan (1970–1986: vocals, percussion, drums; The Move)
03. Roy Wood (1970–72: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, drums; The Move)
04. Bill Hunt (1970–1972: keyboards, French horn, hunting horn)
05. Steve Woolam (1970–1971: violin)
06. Richard Tandy (1972–Present: keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, guitar)
07. Mike Edwards (1972–1974: cello)
08. Wilfred Gibson (1972–1973: violin)
09. Hugh McDowell (1972–1979: cello)
10. Andy Craig (1972: cello)
11. Colin Walker (1972–1973: cello)
12. Mike de Albuquerque (1972–1974: bass guitar)
13. Mik Kaminski (1973–1986: violin)
14. Louis Clark (1974–1986: orchestra arranger, conductor, synthesisers, keyboards)
15. Kelly Groucutt (1974–1983: bass guitar)
16. Melvyn Gale (1975–1979: cello, piano)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 05.24.13 @ 17:29pm


Wow. 8 essential tracks and 5 essential albums? Interesting....

Posted by Marissa on Monday, 05.27.13 @ 11:51am


Wow. 8 essential tracks and 5 essential albums? Interesting....

Posted by Marissa on Monday, 05.27.13 @ 11:51am


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Wow indeed, I probably already know the answer but here goes anyway...

Is your "interesting" a bad or good thing?

Wish some people would come right out to tell us how they really feel and not be so vague about it!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 06.1.13 @ 00:46am


What a TOTAL RIPOFF they were! At the time ELO was a favorite for me,,,and others. Went to the OUT OF THE BLUE concert only to find out later it was all lip synced !!! They could not recreate their music live so instead they pulled a Milli Vanilli..before Milli Vanilli !!! Jeff Lynne..you still owe me and all the fans that went to your Fake Show with the lasers and flying saucer stage. You totally got what you deserved by Sharon Osbournes Father, Don Arden! Serves you right. To those who don't know and or were not at the show in 78'/79', you could literally see Jeff Lynne turn away from the mic while his vocals were still coming out of the PA...IT WAS A FULL RECORDING ON TAPE from the album...you could tell!!! The solos were the only live part of the show. Oh well..I was 17 years old and a young musician starting out since 10 years of age. I really don't care if there are doubters...there are always people that don't want to think that something like this could happen, but it does and it did. Interesting how people forget and how the facts morph /change into something different.Why am I sharing this? Simply that I want People to know what I experienced at my second concert that was ELO: OUT OF THE BLUE TOUR. I and many others got to listen to our album
played in a giant auditorium with a light show and a flying saucer for a stage with fog and some solo spots. Who knew...? Oh yeah...the entire band knew!

Posted by Skysea on Sunday, 06.9.13 @ 19:37pm


I also saw ELO play on the 'Out of the Blue' tour (Hall & Oates as opening act) & I loved them, lip-sync or no.

Unlike Milli Vanilli, at least I knew they had created it & sung it in the studio when making that titanic album.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 06.10.13 @ 07:40am


I will also note we are talking about something that happened 35 years ago.

Let it go, Skysea. Let it go...

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 06.10.13 @ 07:42am


Congratulations, it's about time, but it should have been Electric Light Orchestra, now this does not bode well for an ELO induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as they will also want a Jeff Lynne solo one under either Non-Performer or Musical Excellence!

Holland Dozier Holland, Jeff Lynne, Rick Springfield to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has revealed the list of celebrities who will be recognized with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014. Among the honorees are a number of luminaries from the music world, including the famed Motown songwriting and production team Holland Dozier Holland, Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne, pop-rock star and actor Rick Springfield and pop-funk artist Ray Parker Jr.

Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland were responsible for composing some of the most memorable pop songs of the 1960s. Among the Motown artists they wrote classic hits for are The Supremes, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye and Martha and the Vandellas.

Lynne was a member of The Move before becoming the guiding creative force behind ELO. In addition, he's an acclaimed producer who's worked on albums by Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Joe Cocker and the supergroup Traveling Wilburys, of which he also was a member.

Springfield is best known for his chart-topping 1981 tune "Jessie's Girl" and also had more than a dozen other top 40 hits, including "Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Love Somebody."

Ray Parker Jr. hit #1 in 1984 with "Ghostbusters," and he also released many other successful singles as a solo artist and with the group Raydio.

Among the other music artists who also will receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year are Katy Perry, late rapper Tupac Shakur and Mexican rock band Mana. Right now, there's no information as to where the new stars will be located, or when they will be awarded.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Friday, June 21, 2013 at 3:01PM

Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2013/6/21/holland-dozier-holland-jeff-lynne-rick-springfield-to-receiv.html#ixzz2WvFUqKwE

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 06.22.13 @ 02:11am


Electric Light Orchestra's Mike Edwards had one of Ultimate Classic Rock's Strangest Rock Deaths 3 years ago today. :'-(

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/mike-edwards-strange-rock-deaths/

Mike Edwards — Killed by a Hay Bale

by Sterling Whitaker

November 2, 2012 10:18 AM


YouTube

Mike Edwards had an interesting life to go along with his unusual death. He studied cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London before joining Electric Light Orchestra in 1972, playing with the group until January of 1975. Upon departing ELO, the eccentric musician became a sannyasin of the philosophical discipline of Osho and changed his name to Deva Pramada, which means "divine contentment."

He lived simply for the rest of his life in various communes around the world, eventually settling in Devon, England. Pramada died on Sept. 3, 2010 on the road near his home in Devon when a bale of hay weighing 1300 pounds rolled down a hillside and collided with his van.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 09.3.13 @ 23:52pm


I've had a YouTube channel since 2007, it's about time I uploaded some video clips that nobody else wants to, "This is music for the future"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6P18aSF86c

http://www.youtube.com/user/TrekkiELO/videos

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 09.28.13 @ 14:14pm


http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2013-10-03/35-best-selling-double-albums/

Double Trouble: The 35 Best-Selling Double Albums Of All Time
by Jordan Runtagh - VH1

23.
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Album: Out Of The Blue
Label: United Artists
Year: 1977
Amount Sold: 1 million

8-)

My note, although it needs to be recertified by Sony/BMG Music through RIAA as its amount sold number is out of date!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 10.3.13 @ 23:59pm


Electric Light Orchestra are among the giants from 1972-1986, forever forgotten by anyone who actually matters, ELO won't ever be enshrined in this joke Jann Wenner calls a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jeff Lynne might make it solo as producer under their Non-Performer category, I could never accept that!

>:-(

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 22:02pm


Electric Light Orchestra are among the giants from 1972-1986, forever forgotten by anyone who actually matters, ELO won't ever be enshrined in this joke Jann Wenner calls a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jeff Lynne might make it solo as producer under their Non-Performer category, I could never accept that!

>:-(

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 22:16pm


Ah, been waiting for you, Rick. I was starting to get worried. ;)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 23:34pm


Jeff Lynne at Children In Need Rocks 2013

From Thursday, November 14th!

Livin' Thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR1A8PqMtZU

Mr. Blue Sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YyXPo9zRWw

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 11.16.13 @ 02:25am


^ & Richard Tandy

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 11.16.13 @ 02:46am


I have looked over the list of artist that are in the Rock N roll Hall of Fame. I can see about 30 that have no business even being nominated but are in there. I look at list of artist that are not in there and there are literally hundreds that should have been in long before The Stooges, Velvet Underground, Public Enemy and I could go on for days. Electric Light Orchestra and the albums that Jeff Lynne has produced should be enough alone. But The Rock Hall is a joke and will continue to be a joke. Go up to any normal person on the street and ask them to tell you one single song by The Stooges and they will probably say Three Blind Mice or that Alphabet song. Thinking of course of Moe, Larry & Curly. Who was responsible for that vote. Should be shot in the back of the head!

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 16:25pm


This is clearly a different Sam than our old regular/current semi-regular who is far more knowledgeable than this.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 01.12.14 @ 17:22pm


Overproduced drivel

Posted by D. Stroy on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 08:28am


To Whomever has way too much time one their hands to keep voting No to an Electric Light Orchestra Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction via Future Rock Legends, you're not making me mad anymore, please bring it all the way down to 0% for all I care, I do not want ELO in the Jann Wenner Rock Hall, ever.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 21:48pm


^ meant on, not one

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 21:51pm


People still pay attention to vote percentages around here? They're irrelevant. It's not something that anybody should get too worked up about.

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 03.3.14 @ 21:51pm


I want ELO in the Hall. They will be in one day.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 07:29am


I want ELO in the Hall. They will be in one day.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 07:29am


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I wouldn't mind seeing it happen, but not if their induction turns into a Creedence Clearwater Revival, Genesis, Blondie or Kiss situation and won't ever accept Jeff Lynne inducted solo either, also never needed my Electric Light Orchestra fandom validated by any of this!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 03.5.14 @ 00:06am


Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 80's from March 15th, 1986, is on all this weekend, now on AT40 we're up to the group that holds the all-time record as the group whose hit The Top 40 the most times without hitting #1, the record holder, is an English orchestra, an orchestra with only 3 members, let's countdown the Top 3 groups in this category, in 3rd place is the English band who had 16 Top 40 Hits without ever hitting #1, songs like, I Can See for Miles and Pinball Wizard, the band called, The Who, in 2nd place is an American group, a soul group of the 60's who had 17 Top 40 Hits without ever hitting #1, songs like, Gypsy Woman and People Get Ready, they, were The Impressions, and that brings us up to the group in 1st place, though they may not wanna be there, among groups they've had the most Top 40 Hits without a #1, they're the British band from Birmingham, and they've hit with songs like, Telephone Line, Rock 'n' Roll Is King, and their highest peaking song which got to #4, Don't Bring Me Down, a total of 20 Top 40 Hits, without hitting #1 for, Electric Light Orchestra, their 20th Top 40 is currently climbing the countdown, up 3 notches to 33, here's ELO and, Calling America...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn_XsOUC9s0

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 03.15.14 @ 10:08am


Of The Velvet Underground, critical darlings of Rolling Stone. Are you listening Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum? This is big! 8-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pEXpmIL05o

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 20:53pm


^ John Cale talks about ELO & Jeff Lynne

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 05.14.14 @ 20:58pm


Well, Bev Bevan just quit The Move, so there is hope for a Lynne-Bevan-Tandy lineup, only wish Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell and Mel Gale could also be there!

Jeff Lynne to perform ELO songs with orchestra at comeback show
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/jeff-lynne-perform-elo-songs-7262859

Comeback concert for ELO frontman
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/comeback-concert-for-elo-frontman-30351992.html

Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra to Play London's Hyde Park
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jeff-lynne-electric-light-orchestra-711681

Then add some US dates with an orchestra too!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 06.14.14 @ 04:21am


Then maybe after Jeff Lynne gets his Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame later this summer, they'll do an ELO show with an orchestra at The Hollywood Bowl!

Since Kelly Groucutt's premature death in 2009, then Mike Edwards tragic one in 2010, an ultimate ELO dream lineup would be this one...

Jeff Lynne
Bev Bevan
Richard Tandy
Mik Kaminski
Mel Gale
Louis Clark
Hugh McDowell
Mike de Albuquerque

Guest

Roy Wood

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 06.14.14 @ 13:00pm


ELO deserves to be in the Hall by any measure, period....

Posted by John Petrone on Friday, 07.4.14 @ 23:32pm


Electric Light Orchestra

01. Jeff Lynne (1970–Present: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, cello; The Idle Race, The Move, Traveling Wilburys)
02. Bev Bevan (1970–1986: vocals, percussion, drums; The Move)
03. Roy Wood (1970–72: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, drums; The Move)
04. Bill Hunt (1970–1972: keyboards, French horn, hunting horn)
05. Steve Woolam (1970–1971: violin)
06. Richard Tandy (1972–Present: keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, guitar)
07. Mike Edwards (1972–1974: cello)
08. Wilfred Gibson (1972–1973: violin)
09. Hugh McDowell (1972–1979: cello)
10. Andy Craig (1972: cello)
11. Colin Walker (1972–1973: cello)
12. Mike de Albuquerque (1972–1974: bass guitar)
13. Mik Kaminski (1973–1986: violin)
14. Louis Clark (1974–1986: orchestra arranger, conductor, synthesisers, keyboards)
15. Kelly Groucutt (1974–1983: bass guitar)
16. Melvyn Gale (1975–1979: cello, piano)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 08.23.14 @ 08:44am


Electric Light Orchestra did hit #1 on 3 different charts in the USA, at least twice on the US Billboard Top Boxoffice chart!

Stadiums & Festivals (More Than 20,000)

Week 8-13-78 http://books.google.com/books?id=QSQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=Billboard%20magazine%20aug%2026%2C%201978&pg=PT110#v=onepage&q=Billboard%20magazine%20aug%2026,%201978&f=false

Rank 1
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/HEART/TRICKSTER – Brass Ring Productions, Silverdome, Pontiac, Mich., Aug. 12 & 13 (2)
Total Ticket Sales 57,440
Ticket Price Scale $10-$12.50
Gross Receipts $689,280

Arenas (6,000 To 20,000)

Week 8/20/78 http://books.google.com/books?id=tCQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PT45#v=onepage&q&f=false

Rank 3
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – Casablanca Concerts, Civic Center, St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 17
Total Ticket Sales 17,500
Ticket Price Scale $6-$7
Gross Receipts $132,930*

Rank 4
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Feyline Presents, McNichols Arena, Denver, Colo., Aug. 19
Total Ticket Sales 13,121
Ticket Price Scale $6.50-$8.50
Gross Receipts $114,999*

Rank 7
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Star Date Productions, Dane Co. Col., Madison, Wis., Aug. 16
Total Ticket Sales 10,100
Ticket Price Scale $8.50-$9.50
Gross Receipts $87,151*

Rank 9
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Sunshine Promotions, Mkt. Sq. Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug. 14
Total Ticket Sales 10,290
Ticket Price Scale $7.50-$8.50
Gross Receipts $84,540

Rank 13
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Landmark Productions, Arena, Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 15
Total Ticket Sales 9,134
Ticket Price Scale $8.50
Gross Receipts $77,639

Week 8-27-78 http://books.google.com/books?id=5SQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA1&pg=PT37#v=onepage&q&f=false

Rank 1
ARTIST – Promoter, Facility, Dates ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA/TRICKSTER – Bill Graham Presents, Col., Oakland, Calif., Aug. 23-24 (2)
Total Ticket Sales 26,952
Ticket Price Scale $7.50-$9.50
Gross Receipts $237,380*

* DENOTES SELLOUT PERFORMANCES

Then, ELO had a #1 album on CashBox and Record World with Xanadu in 1980!

More later as my research continues...

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 09.1.14 @ 03:27am


Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 80's from September 3rd, 1983, is on all this weekend...

"You know, legendary disc jockey Alan Freed is often credited with coining the term rock and roll, but Alan Freed was responsible only for popularizing it, the phrase rock and roll was 1st heard publicly in a song that was a hit back in 1934, that's 20 years before the rock era began, in the mid-50s, it was a title of a hit record by the Boswell Sisters, and here's a piece of it, that record by the Boswell Sisters was a hit 49 years ago, it's title, Rock and Roll, but, it wasn't until 20 years after that, until the mid-50s, that the expression rock and roll took on the meaning it has today, DJ Alan Freed, when he was working in Cleveland, 1st used the expression to describe the contemporary music by black artists whose records he played, and that was the sound, that became the foundation for the billion dollar industry known as rock and roll, this week the latest song to pay tribute to rock and roll is at #31 in our survey, here's E.L.O. with, Rock 'n' Roll Is King" - Casey Kasem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VeAmPOBzI

That song peaked at #19 the past couple weeks on AT40, this week it falls to 31 in the survey, Rock 'n' Roll Is King, E.L.O.

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 09.6.14 @ 11:40am


Complete concert, including trailer, intro and outro!

Jeff Lynne's ELO Live At Hyde Park [14.09.2014]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBEMnV2I3K8

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 09.17.14 @ 20:37pm


http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6304573/jeff-lynne-elo-new-music-states?mobile_redirection=false

Billboard
Jeff Lynne Working On New ELO Music, Will Play US Dates
By Steve Baltin
November 05, 2014

At Tuesday night's (Nov. 4) Classic Rock Honours
in Los Angeles, ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne was
feted with the very deserving Outstanding
Contribution to Music award.

"I think it's because I've done a lot of stuff,"
Lynne joked to Billboard after the ceremony.

Lynne, who revived the ELO name and revisited
such classic '70s and '80s hits as "Telephone
Line," "Mr. Blue Sky," "Livin' Thing," "Showdown"
and so many more at London's Hyde Park, confirmed
to Billboard he will be bringing ELO to the
States.

"I had so much in Hyde Park with 50,000 people,
where I just played in September, first time I've
played in 28 years it was fantastic and I loved
every minute, so I'm definitely gonna come here
and play."

As for when he says, "Not too long." His manager then added it will be in 2015.

It won't just be a greatest hits celebration, as
Lynne said he is working on new music under the
ELO banner. "I'm working on a new album and
that'll be involved in the new times when we
play."

Of course even the old stuff is somewhat new to
Lynne, as the songs have evolved and he has
different appreciations for those seminal ELO
hits nearly three decades after he last played
them as ELO.

"They always take on new meanings and some of
them I wrote 40 years ago, some of them I wrote
35 years ago and some of them 30 years ago, they
all become something slightly different as the
years go by," he said. "Some that I thought are
very straight forward aren't at all. I sing them
now and I realize what they're about and it's
usually about grim stuff like relationships and
crap relationships," he added.

So are there any now that he really understands
better than he did during the first ELO run?
"Yeah, I wrote it before I met my second wife,
but 'Evil Woman' turned out to be a prophecy in
me own lunch time."

Copyright © 2014 Billboard

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 11.11.14 @ 09:27am


Casey Kasem's American Top 40 from December 18th, 1976, was on SiriusXM 70s on 7 this weekend...

"This is Casey Kasem on American Top 40 in Hollywood, and now I have the latest hit by an English group who have found one of the most unusual theatrical gimmicks yet for a rock and roll concert, the group is, The Electric Light Orchestra, and we got the story from drummer Bev Bevan who tells it this way, at the end of their concert in Los Angeles last August the group returned for a final encore, and right in the middle of their song, the audience saw a huge hot air balloon rise up from behind the stage, it sailed over the audience up around 200 feet, and it had a large mirrored revolving globe dangling from its underside, then, 4 laser guns shot thick rays of green light at the ball as it slowly whirled around, creating the effect of millions of green raindrops falling all over the audience, and the surrounding hills, well the crowd went wild, and so did the local residents who looked outside and saw this, huge, eerie, green revolving ball of light hovering over the hills, well Bev Bevan said the police switchboard was swamped with phone calls from hundreds of frightened people who thought that they were witnessing the landing of a flying saucer, fortunately the group was prepared for that kind of reaction and they warned the police department in advance to tell folks exactly what it was, well we can chalk that one up as one of the most unusual gimmicks ever used at a rock and roll concert, by The Electric Light Orchestra, their current hit is moving up the chart at #19 this week, and it's titled, Livin' Thing..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvBOZCrJsAI

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 12.21.14 @ 21:44pm


Rick, saw a writeup in Prog Magazine (Enig should have a lifetime subscription to it) where Jeff Lynne recently gave an ELO concert somewhere in England to 55,000+ lucky people.

I wish I'd have been there.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.22.14 @ 07:27am


Paul in Ky,

I do not have a subscription to PROG magazine, but I do have a copy of every issue, except for the debut issue (which may, or may have not been released in my neck of the woods).

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 12.23.14 @ 08:12am


Thought you might have read it, Enig :-)

Would urge you to get a subscription, it will be cheaper that way. I pick up copies to get the CD of new music. Also enjoy reading the mag.

Happy Holidays to you!

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 12.23.14 @ 10:56am


Rick, saw a writeup in Prog Magazine (Enig should have a lifetime subscription to it) where Jeff Lynne recently gave an ELO concert somewhere in England to 55,000+ lucky people.

I wish I'd have been there.

Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 12.22.14 @ 07:27am


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Thanks Paul, yeah, you and me both!

I already posted about it on 9-17-2014, but alas, that link is now gone, here ya go, from a new one I've just posted over at YouTube...

Jeff Lynne's ELO at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmjhVoDvPis

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 12.25.14 @ 19:46pm


http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/about/

The World Famous Whisky a Go Go – As long as there has been a Los Angeles rock scene, there has been the Whisky A Go-Go. An anchor on the Sunset Strip since it’s opening in 1964, the Whisky A Go-Go has played host to rock ‘n’ roll’s most important bands, from the Doors, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin to today’s up and coming new artists.

Electric Light Orchestra with UNICORN & Patti Smith, The Eldorado Tour at The World Famous Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, California, circa 1975!

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Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 12.25.14 @ 21:38pm


Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70's special "The Top 100 Hits of 1976" Part 1, was on all weekend, next up, a song by a group with a stranger lineup of instruments than any other successful rock band, Casey's Coast-to-Coast, American Top 40, this is Casey Kasem on the year-end edition of American Top 40, the countdown of the Top 100 hits of the year, you know, your basic rock band is composed of a guitar, a bass, a keyboard instrument, and a set of drums, add 2 cellos, and a violin, and you've got a special kind of rock band called, The Electric Light Orchestra, and ELO has the 70th biggest hit of the year, in, Evil Woman...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9qeJskx6r0

Hey Evil Woman you got the blues, cause you ain't got no one else to use, that's The Electric Light Orchestra from England on American Top 40 with a song that comes in at #70 for '76.

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 12.30.14 @ 02:09am


Rick, thanks for the links!

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 12.30.14 @ 07:58am


You're welcome Paul.

Also

Happy 67th Birthday, born December 30th, 1947, to Jeff Lynne AKA Mr. Radio, frontman and guitarist of my all-time favorite band The Electric Light Orchestra!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 12.30.14 @ 23:30pm


Shouldn't folks who are still alive & as talented as Jeff & the ELO group are, but inducted while still around so they can enjoy the thrill in knowing what they have done hasn't gone unnoticed?
Also...can't wait for the N.A. tour. Hopefully he'll come close enough to be able to go(London, Ontario, Canada.

Posted by Judd Kennedy on Saturday, 01.3.15 @ 14:33pm


We're they influential?

Posted by Carl Young on Sunday, 01.4.15 @ 09:14am


They're amazing!
Loved them since I was a DJ in Chicago!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTQ_jGtyqNA

Posted by Cindy Morgan on Tuesday, 01.20.15 @ 15:34pm


Like I'd said as my research continues...

Make it 4 as Electric Light Orchestra had a #1 hit single with "Shine a Little Love" on the Radio & Records (R&R) chart back in 1979!

http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/gghunt/charts/elo.htm
http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/gghunt/charts/chart.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_%26_Records

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 01.24.15 @ 12:51pm


^ I'm also the one who also edited all of that Radio & Records (R&R) and my other recent chart data research for Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) into Wikipedia using those website sources...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Light_Orchestra_discography

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 01.24.15 @ 12:54pm


It's still a no from me.

Posted by Clark Howard on Saturday, 01.24.15 @ 15:08pm


Inexplicable

Not only does their music stand the test of time, they are original and have had a lasting influence on the recording industry.

Looking at the list of those who were snubbed, they are in good company.

Posted by Larry on Sunday, 02.1.15 @ 14:54pm


Just doooo it! The longer ELO goes WITHOUT being inducted the more it looks like the whole process is just a sham!

Posted by Vaughn Lambert on Thursday, 02.5.15 @ 10:58am


Grammy Performance: Watch ELO Perform 'Evil Woman' and 'Mr. Blue Sky'

http://video.billboard.com/services/player/bcpid3936439626001?bckey=AQ%7E%7E%2CAAAAAEMcC3Y%7E%2CNII8yi9nN4zWHmvv-a2hkew6swM9OaHb&bctid=4039511000001

http://bcove.me/uy2r7cq0

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 02.8.15 @ 23:35pm


ELO and Jeff Lynne as so deserving to be in the R&R Hall of Fame, how many musicians in the music business then and know has done what he has done and the music that ELO has brought us for 40 plus years. To those that keep bringing up the lips sync incident which was in Detroit, my hometown, in 1978, do me a favor and take the advice of Elsa, "Let It Go"!! It was 40 some years ago.

Posted by Jeff Carney on Monday, 02.9.15 @ 00:29am



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Posted by Rick Vendl II on Tuesday, 02.10.15 @ 17:28pm


It's mind boggling that ELO isn't in the Rock & Roll hall of fame NOW! What does it take?

They influenced everyone of the era, and Jeff Lynne is just so humble that he's just happy to have played with great musicians.

My God, let them in.

Posted by Dennis Gannon on Friday, 03.6.15 @ 14:39pm


Get ELO into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame now!

Posted by Joe Haynes on Saturday, 03.14.15 @ 21:38pm


Congratulations, but now onto the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum​ 2015/2016 Class for the entire Electric Light Orchestra​, like Richard Tandy​, Bev Bevan​, Roy Wood​, Kelly Groucutt​, Mik Kaminski​, Mel Gale​, Hugh McDowell​, Louis Clark​ and Mike Edwards, not just Jeff Lynne​!

8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtP2SdmwiwM

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 04.23.15 @ 15:45pm


In addition to Duran Duran, The Moody Blues, Yes, Sade and Carly Simon, I have also been an active supporter of E.L.O.'s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. What I think may be needed for a nomination is a documentary about Electric Light Orchestra, along the same lines as The Moody Blues' "Legend Of A Band," or Rush's "Beyond The Lighted Stage." Does anyone know if such a documentary exists?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 06.27.15 @ 10:36am


ELO would be in Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame if they had joined up with Elvis Costello or The Pretenders. ELO wont make it RRHOF in the next 5 years. Some legendary bands Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Alice In Chains,STP, Beck, Tupac, Black Crowes, etc will be ready for induction plus important bands Duran Duran, The Cure, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, should be inducted. Jeff Lynne definitely should be inducted in the Musical Excellence category. ELO and The Cars are 2 bands that need their fans to galvanize and show their support. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 06.30.15 @ 18:33pm


I think ELO is one of those "rainy day" acts. They're saving them to help lift an otherwise weak ballot. Imo, that's what happened with Neil Diamond and SRV&DT... maybe not consciously, but one they'll haul out that will pretty much walk in.

Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 06.30.15 @ 21:06pm


I really have not written that much about E.L.O. yet. I was introduced to the music of E.L.O. first on "Solid Gold" in 1979, then via the "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Xanadu," one of my first cassette tape purchases as a Freshman attending the University Of Arizona majoring in Architecture in the autumn of 1980. My second roommate at the U of A had also liked E.L.O.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 07.23.15 @ 05:50am


I mean seriously. Jeff Lynne should AT LEAST be inducted. He has done so much.

Posted by Joe on Monday, 07.27.15 @ 16:38pm


Unfortunately, they're just not all that memorable.

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 07.27.15 @ 19:22pm


Unfortunately, they're just not all that memorable.

Posted by Ryan on Monday, 07.27.15 @ 19:22pm


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For you, but 50,000 plus fans who helped sell out the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Live at Hyde Park in one day think otherwise thanks to Jeff Lynne's ELO headlining their annual festival last September!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 02:55am


Much like Rush, I have been familiar with E.L.O.
for the past 36 years. Do I think that Electric Light Orchestra deserves induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame? Absolutely! Would I support their induction? Yes. But are they going to get my vote over Duran Duran? No. Over Yes?
No. Over The Moody Blues? No. over Sade? No. Over Carly Simon? No. Those artists are my top 5 choices; they will not change. However, I think that there is still a great probability that E.L.O. will be inducted next year, even if I will not be able to vote for them.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.9.15 @ 06:19am


My appreciation for the music of the Electric Light Orchestra goes back almost 4 decades. I had first discovered the music of E.L.O. via the song 'Don't Bring Me Down,' at the age of 17, in 1979.

I was 8 years old when E.L.O. was formed. I was 12 years old when E.L.O. had released "Eldorado." I was 18 years old when I had purchased my first cassette and quasi- E.L.O. album.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.16.15 @ 05:43am


Along with "Lost In Love" by Air Supply, my other first cassette purchase was "The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack To Xanadu" by the Electric Light Orchestra and various artists. It was because of my interest in the music of this soundtrack that I was re-introduced to the music of Rush via "Hemispheres." I had purchased "Time" when I was 19 years old.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 08.16.15 @ 05:57am


The Electric Light Orchestra GRAMMY performance with Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy, then the Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Haim Sisters, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and overall crowd reaction should hopefully put ELO over the top for 2015-2016 Rock Hall induction, also, Los Angeles is where Jeff Lynne resides!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 08.28.15 @ 12:24pm


For those of you ladies and gentlemen who are interested, Jeff Lynne's E.L.O. at Hyde Park is airing now and at 12:00 a.m. E.D.T. on Tuesday September 8, 2015 on Palladian.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Monday, 09.7.15 @ 21:59pm


Is Clive Davis still on the Rock Hall Nom Com from Sony Music Global?

Jeff Lynne’s ELO signs with Columbia...

http://jefflynneselo.com/news/258463

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 09.10.15 @ 20:33pm


Happy 43rd Birthday to me, one day after, November 12th, 2015! 8-)

http://jefflynneselo.com/news/259643

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF...



ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE
NOVEMBER 13, 2015

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years. Entitled Alone In The Universe, the album is set for global release November 13 on Columbia Records. The album is available globally for pre-order Friday, September 25th and the first single “When I Was a Boy” is also available Friday. Fans who preorder the album will receive “When I Was A Boy” instantly. Listen to the track below:

Jeff Lynne's ELO - When I Was a Boy (Audio)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfH8EJA-hg0

As with ELO’s previous chart-topping albums, Jeff Lynne continues to serve as ELO’s producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist. In September 2014, for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Lynne's ELO headlined BBC Radio 2's "Festival In A Day" in London's famous Hyde Park to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance and nearly a million people tuned in to watch.

Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K. and received countless awards and accolades. At the time of ELO’s formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the creation of new material.

“Music is such a powerful force in our lives. A good song can make people feel much less alone in this universe. And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too. My whole life—from being that kid with a dream in Birmingham right until today—proves how much music can do,” said Lynne.

“Jeff Lynne is a total master of his craft and ‘Alone In The Universe’ is pure pop perfection. We are thrilled to be involved in the return of ELO and enormously proud to be releasing this contemporary classic on Columbia Records,” said Ashley Newton, President of Columbia Records.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 09.24.15 @ 22:39pm


Electric Light Orchestra's first new single since 2007, released today, Friday, September 25th, 2015, from the official ELOVEVO YouTube channel...

8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncugB0Ksjq8

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncugB0Ksjq8[/youtube]

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 09.25.15 @ 22:21pm


As I had stated previously, I have been an aficionado of E.L.O.'s music since 1979, the same year that I had first been introduced to the music of Rush in February, 1979. Electric Light Orchestra is the major "art rock" band of the 1970's; Duran Duran is the major "art rock" band of the 1980's and beyond.

I, for one, am very interested in purchasing "Alone In The Universe." I was extremely impressed with the Bluray version of "Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Live In Hyde Park." As far as E.L.O.'s studio albums are concerned, my last purchase was "Time." Unfortunately, I have not heard "Zoom."

In my honest opinion, Electric Light Orchestra and especially Jeff Lynne, deserves immediate induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, along with The Moody Blues, Yes, Duran Duran, Sade and Carly Simon. Let's get them inducted in 2016!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.26.15 @ 10:40am


Not having Jeff Lynne or ELO in the R&R HOF is like not having Pete Rose in the baseball HOF, a complete joke. I cannot remember the exact number, but they had something like 27 top 40 hits between 1972 and 1986. That is an extremely large period and number of hits. You still hear ELO on the radio all the time as well as commercials, movies, and television shows. They also had a unique style of music that influenced many future bands, which should be considered. Jeff Lynne has worked with and produced so many other HOFers. He is the only Traveling Wilbury member not inducted. All you have to do is hear what fellow musicians have to say about Jeff to know he deserves to be in. Tom Petty said Jeff is "the best all around musician he has ever been around." He also said when Jeff helped him produce his album 'Full Moon Fever', "it was like going to recording college being around Jeff Lynne." Come on voters, the time has come to vote this legend in!

Posted by Dan on Sunday, 09.27.15 @ 08:52am


As far as E.L.O.'s studio albums are concerned, my last purchase was "Time." Unfortunately, I have not heard "Zoom."

In my honest opinion, Electric Light Orchestra and especially Jeff Lynne, deserves immediate induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, along with The Moody Blues, Yes, Duran Duran, Sade and Carly Simon. Let's get them inducted in 2016!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 09.26.15 @ 10:40am


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I like all Electric Light Orchestra songs/albums from 1972-2001 for various reasons, so I'm expecting no different with Alone in the Universe.

You are missing out on Secret Messages (1983), Balance of Power (1986), and ZOOM (2001) all 3 underrated, just like the rest of ELO's catalog!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 09.27.15 @ 15:18pm


Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70's from October 6th, 1979, is on all this weekend, #11, when ELO's drummer Bev Bevan recently moved into a ritzy neighborhood in England his new neighbors tried to get him out, they didn't want a rock musician there, but when they found out that Bev doesn't drink or use drugs everything was cool, here's ELO and Don't Bring Me Down...

8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nkzaOPP6g

PS-Then this Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, the Rock Hall will announce its nominees for 2016 induction, could just be an interesting coincidence, we shall soon see!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 10.3.15 @ 20:16pm


Today is the 38th anniversary of the release of "Out Of The Blue." Several great songs are featured on this particular recording, including 'Turn To Stone,' 'Sweet Talkin' Woman' and of course, 'Mr. Blue Sky.'

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 10.3.15 @ 23:01pm


As I had stated previously, I have been an aficionado of
E.L.O.'s music since 1979, the same year that I had first been
introduced to the music of Rush. In the case of Rush, it was while attending the Heart Seminar at the UA College of Medicine in Tucson, Az in February, 1979 ,however.

My introduction to Electric Light Orchestra was via the song, 'Don't Bring Me Down' on the tv show "Solid Gold." My parents went to the store that day, whereas I had committed the crime of turning on the television to watch "Solid Gold." I am mentioning the Electric Light Orchestra, because the "Xanadu"
soundtrack was one of my first cassette purchases, almost 35 years ago.

As far as I am concerned, Electric Light Orchestra is the major "art rock" band of the 1970's; Duran Duran is the major "art rock" band of the 1980's and beyond.

I, for one, am very interested in purchasing "Alone In The Universe." I was extremely impressed with the Bluray version of "Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Live In Hyde Park." As far as E.L.O.'s studio albums are concerned, my last purchase was "Time." Unfortunately, I have not heard "Zoom" nor any albums since, with the possible exceptions of various compilations.

In my honest opinion, Electric Light Orchestra and especially Jeff Lynne, deserves immediate induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, along with The Moody Blues, Duran Duran, Sade and Carly Simon. Let's get them all inducted in 2017!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 10.10.15 @ 11:30am


After hearing "Hold on Tight" on Casey Kasem's American Top 40 Mighty 690 AM Radio Show back in 1981 while with family around Ventura, California, a US Route 101 road trip to Santa Barbara's Mission when I was just 8 years old, Dad then bought me my very first Electric Light Orchestra album from Tower Records, an audio cassette of Time by ELO, thus started the fandom 34 years ago!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 10.10.15 @ 15:43pm


ELO - When the Night Comes (2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfaC-I8uCjs

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 10.15.15 @ 21:14pm


Tomorrow will mark the 35th anniversary of my first two cassette purchases: "Lost In Love" by Air Supply and "Xanadu: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack." About a week later, I had purchased "The Grand Illusion" by Styx on cassette. My favorite songs from the "Xanadu" soundtrack are: 'I'm Alive,' 'Xanadu,' 'Whenever You're Away From Me,' 'Magic,' 'Suddenly,' 'All Over The World,' 'Dancing' and 'Don't Walk Away.'

Ironically, it was probably because of the song 'Xanadu' that I was reintroduced to Rush's music approximately two weeks later.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 10.18.15 @ 20:53pm


ELO - When I Was A Boy (Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM34A80RTv4

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.28.15 @ 02:02am


Jeff Lynne didn't write, "every song that that name has ever done,” Roy Wood came up with the E.L.O. name, wrote four songs for The Electric Light Orchestra debut album No Answer and invited Lynne to join The Move so they could all, including Bev Bevan, work on ELO as a side project, then there were cover songs like Roll Over Beethoven, In the Hall of the Mountain King, etc! >:-(

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/28/jeff-lynne-one-step-at-time-elo

Music

Jeff Lynne debuts new ELO track 'One Step at a Time' -- exclusive

by Eric Renner Brown • @ericrennerbrown



(Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Posted October 29 2015 — 7:30 AM EDT

Electric Light Orchestra, the symphonic rock band led by production wizard Jeff Lynne, returns in November with Alone in the Universe, its first album since 2001’s Zoom. And, in a sense, Lynne — who recently said he did “all the singing and playing” on the collection — was alone: None of the band’s founding members joined him for the recording, which he’s releasing under the moniker “Jeff Lynne’s ELO.”

But, as Lynne tells EW, the name tweak doesn’t matter much. “I wrote every song that that name has ever done,” he explains by phone from London. “I think it’s a shame to throw it away, because it is my legacy.”

Lynne’s right. The signature sound ELO perfected in the 70s and 80s — shimmering guitars, orchestral swirls, and infectious vocal melodies — has remained intact on tracks he’s shared from Alone. But where “When I Was A Boy” and “When The Night Comes” applied Lynne’s style to balladry, “One Step at a Time,” streaming exclusively below, ratchets up the pace.

“I didn’t have quite enough up-tempo” songs, Lynne says. “It’s got some very intricate chords in the verse, which I like a lot, because it’s sort of old-fashioned music but with a regular rock and roll beat.”

That cross-section of influences stems from Long Wave, the album featuring covers of artists like Charlie Chaplin and Rodgers & Hammerstein that Lynne released under his own name in 2012. “I learned how those old masters used to write those songs, because I learned every part on every instrument to make the record,” he says. “It taught me different ways of reaching the same place but going a different route.”

That’s just the latest in a series of projects, among them producing records for the likes of George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Regina Spektor, that have contributed to Lynne learning “a hell of a lot since the first go of ELO” ended decades ago and eliminating the “slight guesswork” he says characterized his earlier recordings.

“The whole album represents these new chords and just the thrill of it,” he says. “I know how to get a sound exactly as I want it, and I know which way to get it.”

Check out EW’s premiere of “One Step at a Time” below, and stay tuned for Alone in the Universe, out Nov. 13.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy0oWuhTzh8

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 10.29.15 @ 22:57pm



Electric Light Orchestra

01. Jeff Lynne (1970–Present: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, cello; The Idle Race, The Move, Traveling Wilburys)
02. Bev Bevan (1970–1986: vocals, percussion, drums; The Move)
03. Roy Wood (1970–1972: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, drums; The Move)
04. Bill Hunt (1970–1972: keyboards, French horn, hunting horn)
05. Steve Woolam (1970–1971: violin)
06. Richard Tandy (1972–Present: keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, guitar)
07. Mike Edwards (1972–1974: cello)
08. Wilfred Gibson (1972–1973: violin)
09. Hugh McDowell (1972–1979: cello)
10. Andy Craig (1972: cello)
11. Colin Walker (1972–1973: cello)
12. Mike de Albuquerque (1972–1974: bass guitar)
13. Mik Kaminski (1973–1986: violin)
14. Louis Clark (1974–1986: orchestra arranger, conductor, synthesisers, keyboards)
15. Kelly Groucutt (1974–1983: bass guitar)
16. Melvyn Gale (1975–1979: cello, piano)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.8.15 @ 18:34pm


There are a variety bands that have there own unique and distinctive sound . That are not apart of main stream music or traditional radio music . Yes , the Moody Blues are two examples of a unusual sounding bands . Electric Light Orchestra has managed to keep its unique and distinctive orchestra sound ,and have its music heard on the main stream (pop)ular radio .

Posted by stu on Friday, 11.13.15 @ 19:22pm


Jeff Lynne and Nile Rodgers should form a supergroup. Have they ever worked together before?

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.22.15 @ 17:18pm


^ No!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 11.22.15 @ 21:54pm


On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015, we inducted "Fire On High" into The Song Project ironically when it was Bev Bevan's birthday, co-founder along with Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne of The Electric Light Orchestra, ELO's drummer from 1970-1986, also The Move, Black Sabbath, then ELO Part II, hope he had a good one!

When the song is played in reverse, the message, in a masked heavy voice (performed by ELO drummer, Bev Bevan), can be heard stating, "The music is reversible but time is not. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back."

8-)

ELO - Fire On High
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Ndi2HUheg

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 11.26.15 @ 01:16am


Don't see ELO getting in over King Crimson, Moody Blues, Procol Harum, or YES. Jeff Lynne deserves a Musical Excellence award for his many contributions to music. They don't seem to be a priority for the Hall. The Prog bands have tough sledding for some reason. I remember hearing about ELO and the award show. They were going to be a slam dunk nominee. It didn't happen. Probably YES, Moody Blues 1st. KING

Posted by KING on Sunday, 12.20.15 @ 01:45am


Jeff Lynne deserves a Musical Excellence award for his many contributions to music. They don't seem to be a priority for the Hall. The Prog bands have tough sledding for some reason. I remember hearing about ELO and the award show. They were going to be a slam dunk nominee. It didn't happen.

Posted by KING on Sunday, 12.20.15 @ 01:45am

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Jeff Lynne deserves it more as a member of Electric Light Orchestra first because without ELO's influence, popularity and publicity in The 1970's and 1980's, there would have been no other opportunities for his many contributions to music after 1986!

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 01.3.16 @ 22:22pm


I think it hurt ELO with their hiatus when other bands continued on like Moody Blues & Yes etc. It might have hurt The Cars for several years but they regrouped and made a strong album a few years ago. Now The Cars received a nomination. The Cars should get in before ELO. With the difficulty YES the band has being inducted, it might take 10 years before ELO is nominated and inducted. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.10.16 @ 22:16pm


I think it hurt ELO with their hiatus when other bands continued on like Moody Blues & Yes etc. It might have hurt The Cars for several years but they regrouped and made a strong album a few years ago. Now The Cars received a nomination. The Cars should get in before ELO. With the difficulty YES the band has being inducted, it might take 10 years before ELO is nominated and inducted. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.10.16 @ 22:17pm


"In the studio next door, Paul McCartney was recording Live and Let Die, and producer George Martin popped into our studio to have a listen to our slightly different version of the classic he had recorded about ten years earlier. He gave a nod of approval." - Jeff Lynne comments for Roll Over Beethoven on The Electric Light Orchestra box set Flashback liner notes from 2000! 8-)

May George Martin rest in peace. :'(

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 03.10.16 @ 21:10pm


Howard Stern says wow, when Rock Hall voter Gary Dell'Abate AKA Baba Booey told him Electric Light Orchestra was not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on The Howard Stern Show from this past Monday, March 14th, 2016!

http://www.paraxplorerproject.com/elo-stern.mp3

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 03.18.16 @ 21:21pm


And 'Baba Booey' shatters any thread of relevance.
I hear ya, though.

Posted by Kyle on Friday, 03.18.16 @ 21:54pm


Fantastic band, undeniable rock and roll powers, everyone claims influence from Jeff Lynne (Who is just about the greatest rock musician ever).

Posted by leask on Monday, 05.16.16 @ 05:39am


OK, get ELO in already! Or at least get Jeff Lynne in the side door like Ringo, as a non-performer for his work as a producer. Actually, that might also be a way to get Todd Rundgren in the side door as well.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 06.29.16 @ 22:25pm


Or at least get Jeff Lynne in the side door like Ringo, as a non-performer for his work as a producer.


Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 06.29.16 @ 22:25pm


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I will never accept any Jeff Lynne solo induction, The Electric Light Orchestra deserves it much more, just like Chic being on the ballot ten times now and counting for Nile Rodgers to get inducted!


Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 07.1.16 @ 22:46pm


ELO score their first Number 1 album in 35 years: "I'm totally amazed” - Jeff Lynne

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/jeff-lynne-s-elo-score-their-first-number-1-album-in-35-years-im-totally-amazed-__15849/

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 13:58pm


Electric Light Orchestra songs"
There are 70 pages in this section of this category.

1
10538 Overture
A
All Over the World (song)
B
Beatles Forever
Big Wheels
Boy Blue (Electric Light Orchestra song)
C
Calling America
Can't Get It Out of My Head
Confusion (Electric Light Orchestra song)
D
Day Tripper
The Diary of Horace Wimp
Do Ya
Don't Bring Me Down
Don't Walk Away (Electric Light Orchestra song)
E
Eldorado (song)
Eldorado Finale
Eldorado Overture
Evil Woman (Electric Light Orchestra song)
F
Fire On High
First Movement (Jumping Biz)
Four Little Diamonds
G
Getting to the Point
Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor
H
Here Is the News
H cont.
Hold on Tight
I
I'm Alive (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Illusions in G Major
In Old England Town (Boogie No 2)
In the Hall of the Mountain King
It's Over (Electric Light Orchestra song)
L
Last Train to London
Latitude 88 North
Livin' Thing
M
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Mama (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Mission (A World Record)
Mister Kingdom
Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Radio (song)
N
Nightrider (song)
O
Oh No Not Susan
One Summer Dream
Q
Queen of the Hours
R
Rain Is Falling
Rock 'n' Roll Is King
Rockaria!
Roll Over Beethoven
S
Secret Messages (song)
S cont.
Shangri-La (1976 song)
Shine a Little Love
Showdown (Electric Light Orchestra song)
So Fine (Electric Light Orchestra song)
So Serious (song)
Standin' in the Rain
Starlight (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Strange Magic
Stranger (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Summer and Lightning
Surrender (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Sweet Talkin' Woman
T
Take Me On and On
Telephone Line (Electric Light Orchestra song)
The ELO EP
Tightrope (Electric Light Orchestra song)
Turn to Stone
Twilight (Electric Light Orchestra song)
W
The Way Life's Meant to Be
The Whale (ELO song)
Wild West Hero
X
Xanadu (Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John song)
Xanadu (new version)



Posted by zepfan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 15:40pm


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Missing

2

21st Century Man

A

A Matter of Fact
A Long Time Gone
Above the Clouds
Across the Border
After All
All She Wanted
Alright
Another Heart Breaks

B

Baby, I Apologize
The Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd, 1644)
Believe Me Now
Bluebird
Bluebird is Dead
The Bouncer
Buildings Have Eyes

C

Cold Feet

D

Danger Ahead
Dark City
Daybreaker
Destination Unknown
Down Home Town
Dreaming of 4000

E

Easy Money
Endless Lies
Epilogue
Everyone's Born to Die

F

The Fall
From the End of the World
From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 2)

G

Great Balls of Fire

H

Heaven Only Knows
Hello My Old Friend
Helpless

I

In for the Kill
In My Own Time
Indian Queen
Interludes
Is It Alright
It Really Doesn't Matter

J

Julie Don't Live Here
Jungle
Just for Love

K

King of the Universe
Kuiama

L

Laredo Tornado
Letter from Spain
The Lights Go Down
Little Town Flirt
Lonesome Lullaby
Long Black Road
Look at Me Now
Loser Gone Wild
Love Changes All
Lucky Motel

M

Mandalay
Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)
Melting in the Sun
Midnight Blue
Moment in Paradise

N

Need Her Love
Nellie Takes Her Bow
New World Rising
Night in the City
No Way Out
Nobody's Child

O

Ocean Breakup
On the Run
One Day
Orange Blossom Special
Ordinary Dream
Out of Luck

P

Poker
Poorboy (The Greenwood)
Prologue

Q

The Quick and the Daft

S

Second Time Around
Secret Lives
Send It
Sorrow About to Fall
State of Mind
Stranger on a Quiet Street
Steppin' Out
Sweet is the Night

T

Tears in Your Life
Time After Time
Train of Gold

W

Waterfall
When Time Stood Still
Whisper in the Night
Who's That?
Wishing
Without Someone

Y

Yours Truly, 2095

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 08.21.16 @ 13:38pm


^ Forgot

T

Ticket to the Moon

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 08.24.16 @ 00:22am


I am also a huge advocate for E.L.O.'s induction.

As I had stated previously, I have been an aficionado of
E.L.O.'s music since 1979, the same year that I had first been
introduced to the music of Rush. In the case of Rush, it was while attending the Heart Seminar at the UA College of Medicine in Tucson, Az in February, 1979 ,however.

My introduction to Electric Light Orchestra was via the song, 'Don't Bring Me Down' on the tv show "Solid Gold." My parents went to the store that day, whereas I had committed the crime of turning on the television to watch "Solid Gold." I am mentioning the Electric Light Orchestra, because the "Xanadu"
soundtrack was one of my first cassette purchases, almost 35 years ago.

As far as I am concerned, Electric Light Orchestra is the major "art rock" band of the 1970's; Duran Duran is the major "art rock" band of the 1980's and beyond.

I, for one, am Interested in hearing, "Alone In The Universe." I was extremely impressed with the Bluray version of "Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Live In Hyde Park." As far as E.L.O.'s studio albums are concerned, my previous purchase was "Time." Unfortunately, I have not heard "Zoom" nor any albums since, with the possible exceptions of various compilations.

In my honest opinion, Electric Light Orchestra and especially Jeff Lynne, deserves immediate induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, along with The Moody Blues, Duran Duran, Yes, Sade and Carly Simon. Let's get them all inducted in 2017!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 14:06pm


I am also a huge advocate for E.L.O.'s induction.

As I had stated previously, I have been an aficionado of
E.L.O.'s music since 1979, the same year that I had first been
introduced to the music of Rush. In the case of Rush, it was while attending the Heart Seminar at the UA College of Medicine in Tucson, Az in February, 1979 however.

My introduction to Electric Light Orchestra was via the song, 'Don't Bring Me Down' on the tv show "Solid Gold." My parents went to the store that day, whereas I had committed the crime of turning on the television to watch "Solid Gold." I am mentioning the Electric Light Orchestra, because the "Xanadu"
soundtrack was one of my first cassette purchases, almost 36 years ago.

As far as I am concerned, Electric Light Orchestra is the major "art rock" band of the 1970's; Duran Duran is the major "art rock" band of the 1980's and beyond.

I, for one, am Interested in hearing, "Alone In The Universe." I was extremely impressed with the Bluray version of "Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Live In Hyde Park." As far as E.L.O.'s studio albums are concerned, my previous purchase was "Time." Unfortunately, I have not heard "Zoom" nor any albums since, with the possible exceptions of various compilations.

In my honest opinion, Electric Light Orchestra and especially Jeff Lynne, deserves immediate induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, along with The Moody Blues, Duran Duran, Yes, Sade and Carly Simon. Let's get them all inducted in 2017!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 14:12pm


I think it hurt ELO with their hiatus when other bands continued on like Moody Blues & Yes etc. It might have hurt The Cars for several years but they regrouped and made a strong album a few years ago. Now The Cars received a nomination. The Cars should get in before ELO. With the difficulty YES the band has being inducted, it might take 10 years before ELO is nominated and inducted. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 02.10.16 @ 22:17pm


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King,

You are right, it did hurt Electric Light Orchestra, but since then (2013-present) ELO have regrouped, presently tour to sold out crowds, headline at places like Glastbury, Fonda Theatre, The Hollywood Bowl and Wembley next year (2017) as Jeff Lynne's ELO with a strong album called Alone in the Universe from 2015 with another one coming soon, so I say strike while the iron is hot, not 10 years from now when E.L.O. will be back on hiatus!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 09.4.16 @ 11:54am


^ Glastonbury

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 09.4.16 @ 12:07pm


Jeff Lynne's ELO also was the headliner at Hyde Park in London from 2014.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 09.4.16 @ 12:14pm


http://www.redrocker.com/toprockcountdown

- Episode 62: Should be in Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

19. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
18. Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull
17. You're All I Got Tonight - The Cars
16. Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
15. Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
14. Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden
13. Roundabout - Yes
12. Rock Candy - Montrose
11. Bad Company - Bad Company
10. You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
09. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
08. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
07. Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton
06. Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
05. Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
04. Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
03. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
02. Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
01. Livin' Thing - ELO

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 12:17pm


http://ultimateclassicrock.com/electric-light-orchestra-new-world-record

40 Years Ago: ELO Finally Break Through With ‘New World Record’

By Nick DeRiso September 9, 2016 10:11 AM

Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra had been building toward the breakthrough success of A New World Record for some time. But first there was some housecleaning to do.

Released in September 1976, the album offered Lynne a chance to reclaim a piece of his legacy with the Move, ELO’s predecessor band, with a muscular remake of “Do Ya.” (Roy Wood and Lynne left the Move to form the Electric Light Orchestra in 1969, taking drummer Bev Bevan with them.) They also took a moment to mock ELO’s early Wood-dominated experiments with orchestral music on the overtly operatic “Rockaria.”

“I’m really pleased with ‘Rockaria,'” Lynne told Melody Maker in 1977. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at classical rock, but it is a rocker, and I think it’s the best in the rock tradition that we’ve done. It’s a new-style rocker.”

In fact, the Electric Light Orchestra had been determinedly moving toward that new style – and away from ostentatious songs like “First Movement” – since the departure of Wood, who led the group on its debut album. “When we first started ELO, there was a lot of pretentiousness with the music,” Lynne admitted in the 1977 interview. “I was doing stuff that I didn’t really want to do but doing it all the same. I thought I should do it because it was cool, man. It was experimental, but there was no direction to it.”

Four albums followed over the next three years, as the Electric Light Orchestra searched for the right musical mixture of Lynne’s love of early rock ‘n’ roll and the Beatles with his interest in strings. Lynne finally came to a simple realization: “It had this grandiose name, the Orchestra,” he later acknowledged. “And really it was just this group with a cello in it.” That breakthrough of simplification, along with a shifted lineup and the maturation of Lynne’s songwriting voice, made all the difference.

By 1975’s Face the Music, they cracked the Top 10 in the U.S., but were still being roundly ignored back home in the U.K. A New World Record, which boasted three Top 20 Billboard hits — including ELO’s first-ever gold-selling U.S. hit, “Telephone Line” – changed all that. “Livin’ Thing,” powered along by one of Lynne’s most inventive choruses, became the band’s highest-charting U.K. single to date.

“I wrote so many songs so quickly in that 1974-78 period, and it was like a conveyor belt, really,” Lynne told Jon Kutner. “I was just banging them out. But I’m particularly pleased with ‘Livin’ Thing,’ because I like the chorus, it’s really interesting. I think it’s interesting because there is one chord change [just before ‘higher and higher, baby‘] that makes the whole thing work – and if I hadn’t found that it would never be a song.”

Lynne finally had his first platinum U.S. smash, as A New World Record rose to the Top 5, but – more important to the band’s Birmingham-born leader – his first-ever U.K. Top 10 million-seller. “I’m just pleased that it’s happened at home,” Lynne told Melody Maker. “I’m just chuffed. It’s suddenly happened and I accept that. I don’t look any deeper than that.”

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 09.14.16 @ 00:56am


http://www.stereogum.com/1903184/lets-predict-the-2016-rock-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees/franchises/sounding-board

"Electric Light Orchestra: It seems very strange that they aren’t already Hall Of Famers. But we’re running out of ’70s rock groups who aren’t in the Hall Of Fame already, and we’re going through a moment where just about everyone loves ELO. This seems like a year when they’ll at least be nominated."

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.5.16 @ 01:12am


http://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Who-should-go-into-the-Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-9963332.php#photo-7746748

Who should go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017?

By Craig Hlavaty

Published 5:48 pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Image 5 of 52

Electric Light Orchestra

Why: It’s Electric Light Orchestra.

Why not: Did Jeff Lynne do something to severely wrong the Rock Hall? Kick someone's dog? They’ve been eligible since 1996 and that is the only thing we can think of.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Thursday, 10.13.16 @ 00:39am


http://bestclassicbands.com/rock-hall-omissions-10-15-16/

"Electric Light Orchestra—Jeff Lynne and company truly were an orchestra—one that happened to craft perfect pop-rock." - Jeff Tamarkin

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 10.16.16 @ 16:26pm


http://www.vintagevinylnews.com/2016/10/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nominations.html

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations Coming Tomorrow; Here's Who SHOULD Be on the List

•Electric Light Orchestra - Like the Moody Blues, ELO expertly mixed rock with strings creating a unique sound that has remained popular since their earliest days. The fact that Jeff Lynne is not in the Hall is a crime and this was his most important achievement.

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Monday, 10.17.16 @ 20:15pm


Give it already...you saw Sr Paul Mc Cartney rocking out at the Grammys. I just saw them at the Hollywood Bowl in Sept. sheer genius. Jeff Lynne is a master. Give it where it's due...

Posted by Lora Munday on Tuesday, 10.18.16 @ 23:33pm


http://blog.siriusxm.com/2016/10/18/eddie-trunk-dissects-the-list-of-2017-rock-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees-on-trunk-nation/

Electric Light Orchestra – “Absolutely a case can be made for them going in because, again, I always defer to seniority [and] who’s been waiting forever. ELO’s probably been eligible 25 years! The sound of their records, their hits, what Jeff Lynne did and went on to do after ELO. Absolutely ELO, certainly worthwhile, certainly deserving and should’ve probably gone in a long time ago.”

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 01:33am


http://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1329-a-rock-hall-voter-breaks-down-the-most-epic-nomination-class-in-decades/

Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Electric Light Orchestra

First Year of Eligibility: 1996
Previous Nominations: 0

The Case For Induction: Electric Light Orchestra started as a side project of the Move—and founding members Roy Wood and Bev Bevan are on the Hall's list of official band members—but soon became the project of Jeff Lynne. He turned ELO into the greatest proponent of posh pomp-pop of the ’70s, elaborating the second side of Abbey Road and happily accepting disco when the moment called for it.

Are They Deserving? Jeff Lynne eventually became a renowned producer, helming hits for his Traveling Wilburys bandmates Tom Petty and Roy Orbison at the tail of the ’80s. His affection for the overblown became a pop touchstone aped by several generations of bands. More importantly, many of ELO's biggest hits remain in regular rotation on radio and TV, so they're among the most well-known acts on the ballot.

Will They Get In? Strong chances. They have a rich, diverse catalog and name recognition, plus Lynne has deep industry connections.

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 01:42am


http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7542314/2017-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-nominees-odds-pearl-jam-tupac

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Well... why not? Certainly by last year's Dazed and Confused standards, ELO should be a shoo-in: They were a regular chart presence for the majority of the '70s, they're respected album artists, and you can't listen to classic-rock radio for an office round-trip without being smothered by their violins. Hell, auteur Jeff Lynne was in the Traveling Wilburys -- a co-founder! -- the RNRHOF-iest supergroup in the museum's history by an exponential margin. You could say that the lingering (if silly) whiff of novelty about the band might hold them back their first time out -- all the spaceships and indoor sunglasses and whatnot -- but expect Brooklyn audiences to be rolling their "R"s along to "Don't Bring Me Down" at an induction ceremony soon enough.

Odds: 2 to 1

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 01:44am


https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeffLynne/posts/1494622403888747

“I’m very proud to see my ELO music getting this great recognition. It’s a big honor to be nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame." - Jeff Lynne

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 01:49am


Happy 90th Birthday to Chuck Berry today.

Ironically The Electric Light Orchestra's first US hit, #42 in 1973, was a cover of "Roll Over Beethoven" and they were nominated for the 2017 Rock Hall this morning!

8-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uk84icbn78

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 02:36am


https://www.rockhall.com/nominee/electric-light-orchestra-elo

THE INDUCTEES

Electric Light Orchestra

01. Jeff Lynne (1970–Present: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums, cello; The Idle Race, The Move, Traveling Wilburys)
02. Bev Bevan (1970–1986: vocals, percussion, drums; The Move)
03. Roy Wood (1970–1972: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, cello, clarinet, bassoon, drums; The Move)
04. Richard Tandy (1972–Present: keyboards, synthesizers, bass guitar, guitar)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 04:14am


Only 4 out of 16 members being inducted. That's really bad. I guess they don't consider cello players and orchestra conductors rock and roll.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 10.19.16 @ 04:41am


Rick,

Congratulations on Electric Light Orchestra's Rock Hall nomination. I am sure that your efforts have been instrumental in helping E.L.O. to achieve this honor.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 10.20.16 @ 17:44pm


Jeff Lynne could be joining this group.

ARTISTS WHO WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME IN THE SAME YEAR

01. 1986: Chuck Berry
02. 1997: Joni Mitchell
03. 1999: Bruce Springsteen
04. 2000: James Taylor
05. 2010: Jesse Stone
06. 2011: Leon Russell

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.20.16 @ 20:58pm


Rick,

Apparently, Somebody has been voting against Electric Light Orchestra. This is very disturbing, indeed!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Friday, 10.21.16 @ 11:44am


Moody Blues come on already

Posted by Stephen Totin on Friday, 10.21.16 @ 12:58pm


Rick,

Congratulations on Electric Light Orchestra's Rock Hall nomination. I am sure that your efforts have been instrumental in helping E.L.O. to achieve this honor.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 10.20.16 @ 17:44pm


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Thanks Enig, I hope so!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 10.21.16 @ 22:52pm


Top 2 Acts with Most Top 40 hits without a #1 on Billboard's Hot 100

1. Electric Light Orchestra-20*
2. Journey-18

*Side note, ELO did hit #1 on Radio & Records (R&R) July 6th, 1979, with "Shine a Little Love", but in a most people's minds this does not count!

http://wweb.uta.edu/faculty/gghunt/charts/elo.htm

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 13:53pm


Rick,

Have you seen this:

http://acculturated.com/elo-rock-roll-hall-of-fame/

?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Friday, 11.4.16 @ 08:57am


It's an emphatic now.

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 11.5.16 @ 14:49pm


Enigmaticus wrote:

Rick,

Have you seen this:

http://acculturated.com/elo-rock-roll-hall-of-fame/

?

Posted by Enigmaticus on Friday, 11.4.16 @ 08:57am


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No, but thank you for posting this Enig!

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 11.5.16 @ 15:53pm


Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 11.13.16 @ 19:48pm


I want to say that ELO have a very good chance of being Inducted this year in the Class of 2017. Yes I know I rooted for the Moody Blues a lot. But they didnt make it. i accept that. I did say in a Post bfore The nominees were announced that ELO had more hits. Also I forgot about all that respect Jeff Lynne has in the Music industry.

I am a huge Yes fan but if there is to b One prog act inducted it will b ELO. There is enormous support for Jeff Lynne as well as his group. A lot of Veterans will vote for ELO. Veterans who arent even prog fans. I can think of several.

Posted by Ben on Monday, 11.21.16 @ 18:21pm


I've compiled a list of 2016-2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Voters or Inductees who I think could vote for Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) w/Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Roy Wood and Richard Tandy, please tell me what your thoughts are with any possible additions you might have...

Eddie Trunk
Stewart Copeland
Daryl Hall
Genesis
Billy Joel
Quincy Jones
Bob Dylan
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
Joe Walsh
Rick Nielsen
Brian May
Elton John
Steve Winwood
Randy Newman
Brian Wilson
Duane Eddy
Roger McGuinn (The Byrds)
John Cale
Roger Daltrey
Sammy Hagar (The Red Rocker)
David Lee Roth
Ace Frehley
Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses)
David Grohl & Krist Novoselić (Nirvana)
Black Sabbath
Aerosmith
The Staple Singers
Agnetha Fältskog
Paul Shaffer
Gary Dell'Abate (BaBaBooey)
R.E.M.
Beastie Boys
Chuck Berry
Alice Cooper
Eric Clapton
Steve Miller
Heart
Pink Floyd
Deep Purple
Jimmy Page
John Paul Jones Official
Robert Plant?
Ira Robbins?
Chicago?! (Camelia Kath connection)
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rush

8-)

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 12.3.16 @ 00:22am


Jeff, the time is almost here! Very, very happy for your nomination, and i hope soon to be inclusion, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Best wishes to you sir!

Posted by Michael Norman on Sunday, 12.4.16 @ 15:38pm


They are nominated and will be inducted as Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). That's what their trophies and online Rock Hall bio will read.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 12.12.16 @ 20:39pm


http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/jeff-lynne-net-worth/

Jeff Lynne net worth:
$30 Million

Jeff Lynne net worth: Jeff Lynne is an English composer, songwriter, arranger, singer, producer, and musician who has a net worth of $30 million dollars. Jeff Lynne was born in Shard End, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK, and began playing the guitar when he was a child. His father purchased his first guitar for him for 2 GBP. He played this same guitar until 2012. He formed his first band in 1963, and for the next few years, he would bounce from group to group. In the mid-60s, he began laying the groundwork for his own studio. He released two critically acclaimed albums as a member of the group, The Nightriders, but the band never took off. He then joined the Move, which later splintered off into the group known as The Electric Light Orchestra. As the only remaining original member of The Electric Light Orchestra, he has become famous for his lush compositions and creative sound. He has also written and/or produced hit tracks for such artists as Paul McCartney, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Ringo Starr. The Washington Post named him the 4th Greatest Record Producer in Music History.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 12.18.16 @ 08:05am


http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/rock-stars/bev-bevan-net-worth/

Bev Bevan net worth:
$10 Million

Bev Bevan net worth: Bev Bevan is an English rock musician who has a net worth of $10 million. Bev Bevan was born in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England in November 1944. He was the original drummer of the bands The Move and Electric Light Orchestra. When ELO ended he formed the band ELO Part II and Bevan was also the touring drummer for Black Sabbath from 1983 to 1984. Bevan played with The Move from 1965 to 1972 and then again from 2004 to 2014. The band released their debut studio album Move in 1968 and it reached #15 on the UK charts. They released three more albums and had a #1 hit in the UK with the single "Blackberry Way". Bevan played for ELO from 1970 to 1986. The band released their debut self-titled debut album in 1971. Their albums Discovery in 1979 and Time in 1981 both reached #1 in the UK. ELO had #1 singles with the songs "Living Thing", "Turn to Stone", "Shine a Little Love", and "Xanadu" (featuring Olivia Newton-John). ELO Part II released two albums and sold the rights to ELO back to Jeff Lynne before changing their name to The Orchestra. Bevan authored the book The Electric Light Orchestra Story in 1980.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 12.18.16 @ 08:12am


Jeff,

Congratulations on your long overdue, well deserved induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. I have been familiar with your great music for 37.5 years. I was first introduced to your music at the age of 17 in 1979. I am hoping that the late Kelly Groucutt, Mike Edwards and Wilfred Gibson will be acknowledged at the induction ceremony. Your new Orchestra is utterly amazing and I will definitely be looking forward to your induction ceremony in April. Cheers!

Posted by Enigmaticus on Friday, 12.30.16 @ 01:30am


Rick,

I do agree that inducting only 4 members of Electric Light Orchestra is somewhat unusual. However, I am not certain how many of the former members other than Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy and Bev Bevan had actually written the songs. We know that for the most part, Jeff Lynne was the creative genius who had written the majority of Electric Light Orchestra's lyrics and music. Therefore, he is the critical member. This may also explain why the late John Rutsey was not inducted as a Rush member, etc cetera.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Thursday, 01.5.17 @ 08:54am


Chris Groucutt, Kelly's son, also Marge Raymond, she did background vocals on ELO's 1975 album Face the Music, have both clued me into specifics about Electric Light Orchestra former member's real contributions to the Jeff Lynne songwriting/recording process that Jeff Lynne has denied those guys ever since Jeff Lynne got royalties after suing Don Arden around 1979-1980, but Jeff Lynne never shared that money with the band, because of Jeff Lynne's greediness between himself and his then wife Sandi Kapelson, so there was justification for an ELO Part II, that's all I can elaborate on! >:(

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 01.6.17 @ 00:46am


Rick,

At the very least, more of the former members of Electric Light Orchestra should be inducted. I do believe that Kelly Groucutt should be inducted, as well.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 01.8.17 @ 13:39pm


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/blogs/staff-blog/rolling-stones-list-of-the-25-undisputed-guilty-pleasure-bands-20070409

Rolling Stone's List of the 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands

Electric Light Orchestra is the sixth act from Rolling Stone’s 2008 List of the 25 Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The first was ABBA, the second was Rush, the third was Daryl Hall and John Oates, the fourth was Chicago, the fifth was Journey.

Some of us still have a thing for Rush or Paula Abdul or RuPaul. That’s cool. To each his or her own and all that. But there are some artists who unequivocally leave much to be desired in terms of, say, quality or coolness, but still manage to rock, or at least inspire serious if shameful adoration on a mass scale. It’s these artists that we’re interested in. Artists who absolutely belong on a best guilty pleasures ever list, because that’s what we’re creating.

Those of you who proudly listen to Rush at top volume in your car all summer long, (ie thereby displaying the total lack of guilty in your pleasure), take note:? Rush come in at Number One on our official list of the Rock’s Undisputed Guilty Pleasure Bands. Like the rest of the acts on our list (which you helped put together), we love them to death, and can never forgive ourselves. The full list:

1. Rush
2. Electric Light Orchestra
3. Journey
4. ABBA
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Foreigner
8. Bread
9. Bon Jovi
10. New Edition
11. The Monkees
12. Motley Crue
13. STYX
14. Eddie Money
15. Simply Red
16. Kelly Clarkson
17. America
18. Wham!
19. R.E.O. Speedwagon
20. Poison
21. Lionel Richie
22. Kansas
23. Air Supply
24. Hall & Oates
25. Britney Spears

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.23.17 @ 20:27pm


Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, or Tom Petty for Electric Light Orchestra.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 01.27.17 @ 21:20pm


Roy wrote:

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, or Tom Petty for Electric Light Orchestra.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 01.27.17 @ 21:20pm


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Add Joe Walsh as it was him and Tom Petty who introduced Jeff Lynne's at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony in April 2015.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 01.27.17 @ 21:33pm


^ Jeff Lynne

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Friday, 01.27.17 @ 21:34pm


No Hall of Fame for You: 19 Artists Left Out of Their Band’s 2017 Nominations

By Nick DeRiso October 19, 2016 5:19 PM

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/2017-rock-hall-artists-left-out/

ELO: Kelly Groucutt
Groucutt was a critically under-appreciated backup singing presence in the platinum-era Electric Light Orchestra sound. In time, the late bassist even took over for a handful of lead vocals with ELO before departing in 1983. He later led a series of spinoff groups.

ELO: Mik Kaminski
A violinist during the classic ELO period of 1973-79, Kaminski played on their first two gold-selling U.S. albums – and their first three platinum blockbusters, beginning with 1976's A New World Record. Later, he became known for rocking a blue fiddle.

ELO: Hugh McDowell
Hugh McDowell showed everyone that the cello could rock. Often carrying it around like a guitar, even playing it over his head, McDowell unshackled the instrument from its stuffy classical reputation between 1972-79, when ELO was making their very best music.

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Sunday, 01.29.17 @ 19:26pm


https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/elo

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) has changed to ELO on the Rock Hall website.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.29.17 @ 19:53pm


Rick,

I wholeheartedly agree that the late Kelly Groucutt, Hugh McDowell and Mik Kaminski should also be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as members of ELO.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Tuesday, 01.31.17 @ 00:55am




I call bullshit, the tell-tale sign is that Bev Bevan finally called out the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame over snubs of former Electric Light Orchestra members Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell and Mel Gale, though I'd also add Louis Clark, over 20 years wasting my time for nothing! >:(

PS-The Electric Light Orchestra 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction has now gone way beyond a tragedy, it's a grotesque farce, even Charlie Brown couldn't have screwed this one up like all those involved, I would never pay or go to see it, MAYBE I'll watch only IF their offer is for free. :'(

Posted by Rick Vendl II on Saturday, 03.25.17 @ 16:22pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlrOKGjBKMg

ELO Evil Woman Mr Blue Sky on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.30.17 @ 15:38pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSEHmnTtW4s

Jeff Lynne's ELO Roll Over Beethoven on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.3.17 @ 05:35am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkRa3CcjmgA

Dhani Harrison Inducts ELO Jeff Lynne into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 05.3.17 @ 22:25pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzRz9xMiMM

"Roll Over Beethoven" performed by ELO - 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.22.17 @ 12:31pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbg8aUn4YkA

ELO Tribute on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 05.25.17 @ 05:07am


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3U92jNl374

ELO Acceptance Induction Speeches - 2017 Rock Hall Inductions

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 06.10.17 @ 17:24pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltgJLRZPZxk

Dhani Harrison Inducts ELO into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - 2017

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 06.25.17 @ 10:05am


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