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Jeff Lynne - 100% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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30 December 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Lynne’s long and varied musical career began in 1966 when he joined the Nightriders, a popular beat group still reeling from the loss of their leader, Mike Sheridan, and guitarist, Roy Wood. Having completed all contractual obligations, the band took the name, Idle Race and, under Lynne’s guidance, became a leadi Read more

The Move - 45% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in the Cedar Club from the ashes of several Birmingham beat groups, the original Move comprised Roy Wood (Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Carl Wayne (b. Colin David Tooley, 18 August 1943, Birmingham, England, d. 31 August 2004, England; vocals), Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford (b. 10 December 1946, Birmingha Read more

10cc - 44% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The formation of 10cc in 1970 represented the birth of a Manchester, England-based supergroup. The line-up - Eric Stewart (20 January 1945, Manchester, England; vocals/guitar), Lol Creme (b. Lawrence Creme, 19 September 1947, Manchester, England; vocals/guitar), Kevin Godley (b. 7 October 1945, Manchester, England; vocals/drums) and Graham Gouldman (b. 10 May 1946, Mancheste Read more

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The Alan Parsons Project - 42% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Supertramp - 41% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Many aspiring musicians would have envied the opportunity which was given to Supertramp founder Rick Davies (Richard Davies, 22 July 1944, Swindon, Wiltshire, England; vocals, keyboards, harmonica) in 1969. While playing with the Joint in Munich, Germany, Davies met Dutch millionaire Stanley August Miesegaes, who offered to finance a new band. Davies was given carte blanche Read more

The Moody Blues - 33% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The lengthy career of the Moody Blues has come in two distinct phases. The first from 1964-67, when they were a tough R&B-influenced unit, and the second from 1967 to the present, where they are now regarded as rock dinosaurs performing a blend of melodic pop utilizing symphonic themes which has been given many labels, among them pomp-rock, classical-rock and art-rock.< Read more

Genesis - 29% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This leading UK rock band first came together at the public school Charterhouse. Peter Gabriel (13 February 1950, Cobham, Surrey, England; vocals), Tony Banks (b. 27 March 1951, East Heathly, Sussex, England; keyboards) and Chris Stewart (drums) were in an ensemble named the Garden Wall, and joined forces with Anthony Philips (guitar/vocals) and Mike Rutherford (b. 2 October Read more

Slade - 27% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally recording as the ’N Betweens, this UK quartet was formed by Noddy Holder (Neville John Holder, 15 June 1946, Walsall, West Midlands, England; vocals/guitar), Dave Hill (b. David John Hill, 4 April 1946, Fleet Castle, Devon, England; guitar), Jim Lea (b. James Whild Lea, 14 June 1949, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England; bass) and Don Powell (b. Donald Georg Read more

Styx - 27% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Chicago, Illinois, USA-based quintet is widely believed to be responsible for the development of the term pomp-rock (pompous, overblown arrangements, with perfect-pitch harmonies and a very full production).Styx evolved from the bands Tradewinds and TW4, but renamed themselves after the fabled river from Greek mythology, when they signed to Wooden N Read more

Procol Harum - 25% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This soulful progressive rock band was originally formed in Essex, England following the demise of the R&B pop unit, the Paramounts. Coming together in spring 1967, Gary Brooker (29 May 1945, Hackney, London, England; piano/vocals), Matthew Fisher (b. 7 March 1946, Addiscombe, Croydon, Surrey, England; organ), Bobby Harrison (b. 22 June 1939, East Ham, London, England; d Read more

Yes - 25% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music boom of the early 70s, Yes were rivalled only by Emerson Lake And Palmer and Genesis for a brand of classical-laced rock that was initially refreshing and innovative. They evolved into a huge stadium attraction and enjoyed phenomenal success until punk and new wave came along in 1977 and swept them aside. After regrouping in the 80s, the band weathe Read more

Sweet - 24% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The nucleus of the Sweet came together in 1966, when drummer Mick Tucker (17 July 1947, Harlesden, London, England, d. 14 February 2002, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England.) and vocalist Brian Connolly (b. 5 October 1945, Hamilton, Scotland, d. 10 February 1997). These two played together in Wainwright’s Gentlemen, a small-time club circuit band whose repertoire Read more

Bee Gees - 23% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Disco Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful Anglo/Australian vocal trio was formed by twins Maurice (22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles, d. 12 January 2003, Miami, Florida, USA; bass/keyboards/vocals) and Robin Gibb (b. 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; vocals) and their elder brother Barry Gibb (b. 1 September 1946, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; g Read more

Boston - 23% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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As a result of home made demos recorded in the early 70s by enterprising MIT engineering graduate Tom Scholz (Donald Thomas Scholz, 10 March 1947, Toledo, Ohio, USA), one of the finest AOR albums of all time was created. The initial batch of tapes were recorded with Barry Goudreau (b. 29 November 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; guitar), Jim Masdea (drums) and Ron Patti (vo Read more

Asia - 22% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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