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Group members over the years

First Line Up
Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan, Steve Woolam, Bill Hunt

Second Line Up
Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan, Michael De Albuquerque, Wilf Gibson, Colin Walker, Mike Edwards

Third Line Up
Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan, Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale

Fourth Line Up
Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan, Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski, Louis Clark, Dave Morgan

Fifth Line Up
Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan

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Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO was formed to accommodate Roy Wood's and Jeff Lynne's desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood's departure following the band's debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group's original compositions and produced every album.

Despite early singles success in the United Kingdom, the band was initially more successful in the United States, billed as "The English guys with the big fiddles". They gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US, with 20 Top 20 UK singles and 15 Top-20 US singles (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits, 20, of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single.

ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards, and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group's original 13 year period of active recording and touring.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Discovery / Time Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
2007 Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, Volume 2 Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
2008 Greatest Hits Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
2011 The Classic Albums Collection Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
2011 The Classic Albums Collection Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
2012 Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 3
The Best of Electric Light Orchestra Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
The Gold Collection Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1
The Very Best of ELO Compilation Electric Light Orchestra 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 The Night the Light Went On (in Long Beach) Live Electric Light Orchestra 3
1998 Live at Wembley '78 Live Electric Light Orchestra 1
1998 Live at Winterland '76 Live Electric Light Orchestra 1
1999 Live at the BBC Live Electric Light Orchestra 2
2013 Electric Light Orchestra Live Live Electric Light Orchestra 1
2013 Electric Light Orchestra Live Live Electric Light Orchestra 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1980 Xanadu (1980 original film cast) Soundtrack John Farrar, Jeff Lynne; Olivia Newton-John / Electric Light Orchestra 5

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1976 Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra 1
1976 Strange Magic Electric Light Orchestra 1
1977 Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra 1
1977 Telephone Line / Poorboy (The Greenwood) Electric Light Orchestra 1
1977 Turn To Stone Electric Light Orchestra 1
1978 Sweet Talkin' Woman Electric Light Orchestra 1
1979 Confusion / Last Train to London Electric Light Orchestra 1
1979 Shine a Little Love Electric Light Orchestra 1
1980 I'm Alive / Drum Dreams Electric Light Orchestra 1
1981 Hold On Tight Electric Light Orchestra 1
1981 Twilight Electric Light Orchestra 1
1983 Rock 'n' Roll Is King Electric Light Orchestra 2
1986 Calling America Electric Light Orchestra 3
2006 Surrender Electric Light Orchestra 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Electric Light Orchestra / Roll Over Beethoven ELO 1
ELO Classics - Six Pack Electric Light Orchestra 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1998 Greatest Hits Live, Part II Live Electric Light Orchestra 1

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