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Jeff Lynne - 100% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Electronic & Ambient 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

10cc - 65% 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

The Alan Parsons Project - 62% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Supertramp - 53% 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 - 53% 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

Styx - 47% 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

Asia - 44% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Paul McCartney & Wings - 44% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Traveling Wilburys - 44% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Elton John - 43% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Disco Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Reginald Kenneth Dwight, 25 March 1947, Pinner, Middlesex, England. At the age of four, the young Dwight started taking piano lessons. This launched a talent that via the Royal Academy Of Music led him to become the most successful rock pianist in the world, one of the richest men in Britain and one of the world’s greatest rock stars. Dwight formed his first band Blueso Read more

The Move - 43% 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

Yes - 43% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Theme 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

Status Quo - 41% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The much-loved Status Quo have carved a large niche in music history by producing uncomplicated, unpretentious and infectious rock music. The origins of this durable and now-legendary attraction lie in the Spectres, a London-based beat outfit. Founder members Francis Rossi (29 May 1949, Forest Hill, London, England; guitar, vocals) and Alan Lancaster (b. Alan Charles Lancast Read more

Barclay James Harvest - 40% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Oldham, England, Barclay James Harvest originally comprised Stewart ‘Woolly’ Wolstenholme (15 April 1947, Oldham, Lancashire, England; keyboards/vocals), John Lees (b. 13 January 1947, Oldham, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Les Holroyd (b. 12 March 1948, Bolton, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals) and Mel Pritchard (b. Melvyn Paul Pritchard, 20 Januar Read more

Chicago - 40% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chicago was a consistent hit-making group throughout the 70s and 80s. The band was initially called the Missing Links, next becoming the Big Thing and then, the same year, Chicago Transit Authority, at the suggestion of manager Jim Guercio. The original line-up was Terry Kath (31 January 1946, Chicago, USA, d. 23 January 1978; guitar Read more


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