Formed in Birmingham in 1970 by songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band characterized by progressive pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography. When Wood left the band in 1972, Lynne led the group, arranging and producing every album while writing most of their original material. Aside from Lynne and Bevan, keyboardist Richard Tandy was another consistent member of the group. During the 1970s and 1980s, ELO released multiple top 10 albums and singles. Two of the band’s LPs reached the top of British charts, Discovery in 1979 and Time in 1981. In 2017, ELO was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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