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Jeff Lynne - 100% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Pop / Rock
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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

Supertramp - 53% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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 Move - 48% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

Alan Parsons - 45% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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10cc - 41% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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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 Traveling Wilburys - 39% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Moody Blues - 34% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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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 - 33% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Styx - 33% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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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). Read more

Chicago - 32% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Adult Video Blues
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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

Procol Harum - 32% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

George Harrison - 30% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Documentaries Music Videos & Concerts Action & Adventure Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Soundtracks Spoken Word Instrumental Jazz
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

Wings - 30% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks
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Paul McCartney’s first post- Beatles music venture, Wings achieved eight Top 10 albums in both the UK and US and ‘Mull Of Kintyre’ remains one of the biggest-selling singles of all time. The band was formed during the summer of 1971, Paul and wife Linda being augmented by Denny Seiwell (drums) and Denny Laine (Brian Arthur Hines, 29 October 1944, Jersey, Chann Read more

Billy Joel - 29% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Kids & Family Documentaries
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William Martin Joel, 9 May 1949, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. Joel, a classically-trained pianist who grew up in Long Island, joined his first group, the Echoes, in 1964. Three years later he left them in favour of the Hassels, a popular Long Island act signed to United Artists Records. Joel appeared on both of their albums, The Hassels and Hour Of The Wolf, befo Read more

Paul McCartney - 29% match to Electric Light Orchestra

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Classical Action & Adventure Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Drama Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Soundtracks Spoken Word Television Vocals
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James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Although commitments to the Beatles not unnaturally took precedence, bass player/vocalist McCartney nonetheless pursued several outside projects during this tenure. Many reflected friendships or personal preferences, ranging from production work for Cliff Bennett, Paddy, Klaus And Gibson and the Bonzo Dog Do Read more

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