The Electrical Mild Orchestra (ELO) is a famed English rock band shaped in 1970. Their unforgettable sounds are characterised by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical preparations and futuristic iconography. However their success got here with the transformation of time and the brilliance of proficient teamwork.
After one ELO’s authentic members, Roy Wooden made his departure in 1972, Lynne grew to become the band’s sole chief, arranging and producing each album whereas writing nearly all of their authentic materials. For his or her preliminary tenure, Lynne, Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy had been the group’s solely constant members.
In 1979, the multi-platinum album Discovery was launched, reaching primary on the UK Albums Chart. Though the most important hit on the album (and ELO’s greatest hit general) was the rock music “Don’t Convey Me Down”, the album was famous for its heavy disco affect.
Discovery additionally produced the hits “Shine a Little Love”, their first and solely no. 1 hit from 1972 to the current with any of the 4 main or minor US singles charts on Radio & Data (R&R), “Final Practice to London”, “Confusion” and “The Diary of Horace Wimp”. One other music, “Midnight Blue”, was launched as a single in Southeast Asia. The band recorded promotional movies for all of the songs on the album.
By the tip of 1979, ELO had reached the height of their stardom, promoting tens of millions of albums and singles, and even inspiring a parody/tribute music on the Randy Newman album Born Once more, titled “The Story of a Rock and Roll Band”. Throughout 1979 Jeff Lynne additionally turned down an invite for ELO to headline the August 1979 Knebworth Pageant concert events. That allowed Led Zeppelin the prospect to headline as an alternative.
In 1980, Jeff Lynne was requested to write down for the soundtrack of the musical movie Xanadu and supplied half of the songs, with the opposite half written by John Farrar and carried out by the movie’s star Olivia Newton-John.
The film carried out poorly on the field workplace, however the soundtrack did exceptionally effectively, finally going double platinum. The album spawned hit singles from each Newton-John (“Magic”, a #1 hit in the USA, and “Instantly” with Cliff Richard) and ELO (“I’m Alive”, which went gold, “All Over the World” and “Don’t Stroll Away”).
The title monitor, carried out by each Newton-John and ELO, is ELO’s solely music to high the singles chart in the UK. Greater than 1 / 4 of a century later, Xanadu, a Broadway musical, based mostly on the movie, opened on 10 July 2007 on the Helen Hayes Theatre to uniformly good opinions. It obtained 4 Tony Award nominations. The musical obtained its UK premiere in London in October 2015.
Casey Kasem referred to as The Electrical Mild Orchestra a “7-man supergroup” and “wonderful” for hitting The High 40 a exceptional 6 instances in a one-year interval from August 1979 to August 1980 earlier than enjoying “All Over the World” at #23. Supply