Electric Light Orchestra

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The original Electric Light Orchestra (commonly shortened to ELO) line-up comprised Roy Wood (Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, cello, woodwind, guitars), Jeff Lynne (b. 30 December 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals, piano, guitar) and Bev Bevan (b. Beverley Bevan, 23 November 1945, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; drums). They had all been members of pop unit the Move, but viewed this new venture as a means of greater self-expression. Vowing to ‘carry on where the Beatles’ ‘I Am The Walrus’ left off’, they completed an experimental self-titled set (commonly known as No Answer) with the aid of Bill Hunt (b. 23 May 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; French horn) and Steve Woolam (violin). Despite their lofty ambitions, the band still showed traces of its earlier counterpart with Lynne’s grasp of melody much in evidence, particularly on the startling ‘10538...

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