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Electric Light Orchestra

Rock And Roll Is King

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Electric Light Orchestra, commonly abbreviated ELO, were a symphonic rock group from Birmingham, United Kingdom, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood’s departure after the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group’s original compositions and produced every album. The band was first successful in the United States, billed as ‘The English guys with the big fiddles’. They soon gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. They were managed by agent Don Arden, father of Sharon Osbourne. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh let those guitars play ... Play for me, play for me ... That’s how it’s meant to be

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