2013 WNCX Hall Of Fame Inductee – Electric Light Orchestra

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Roy Wood, who was then a musician for The Move, wanted to take rock music to a new direction from where The Beatles “left off.” He had a vision to create a band that used orchestra instruments like violins, cellos, string basses, horns and woodwinds to give the genre a new sound and fashion.

Joined by Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Bill Hunt and Steve Woolam, they would form ELO and release their first studio album in 1971, The Electric Light Orchestra. Containing such hits like “10538 Overture” and “Mr. Radio” the album would help propel the group towards mainstream success.

42 years later ELO is still electrifying and influencing music. They have released thirteen studio albums, five live albums, sixteen compilation albums and eight packaged box sets. Records sales have totaled over 20 million worldwide.

From classical to howling guitars, ELO offers some of the most ground-breaking and inventive performances you will ever see at rock concert.

ELO has performed with some of the biggest heavyweights in rock music, like Journey and Deep Purple in Cleveland in the 70s and 80s at Public Hall, Richfield Coliseum, Nelson Ledges Raceway and Cleveland Stadium.

ELO Founding Members
• Jeff Lynne
• Bev Bevan
• Roy Wood
• Bill Hunt
• Steve Woolam

ELO Greatest Hits
• Can’t Get It Out of My Head
• Telephone Line
• Shine a Little Love
• Don’t Bring Me Down
• Mr. Blue Sky

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