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    Quote Originally Posted by beccabear67 View Post
    One of the biggest sounds of the '70s! I remember when Out Of The Blue was released in 1977 and there were big displays of the UFO artwork associated with it. They really got behind that album in particular. So many of the songs bring back that era of roller disco and plastic furniture, and Jeff Lynne kept right on writing great songs into the '80s and beyond.

    I also remember seeing them perform Daybreaker on tv and how we then got the Ole' Elo compilation album. Don't Bring Me Down, Do Ya, Turn To Stone, Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Showdown... so many memorable tracks.
    I recall a DJ once saying this is ELO folks .... they’re gonna be bigger than the Beatles !

    Not quite but Jeff Lynn was a marvellous songwriter !


    I seem to recall watching a documentary about him a few years ago and he was a bit quirky / different


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    who can forget.... Mr Blue Sky ....?

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    Saw ELO in the 70s and they were really good even 45 years ago !
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbirch View Post
    who can forget.... Mr Blue Sky ....?
    I can't.

    They are still going in one way or another, aren't they?
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I can't.

    They are still going in one way or another, aren't they?
    Yup, still going but they have become another band that only play stadium gigs based on the increasingly popular notion that it's easier and undoubtedly more prosperous to play one show for 15000 people than five shows for 3000 people. The muppet that paid £70 for a ticket gets to stand up for four hours bursting for a pisz whilst watching the show on a giant screen....God it makes me angry!!!
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    I remember the edition of Rock Family Trees about the Birmingham Beat, tracing the links between The Moody Blues, The Move & ELO.
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    COULD be that Jeff was inspired by the Beatles.... they made a lot of use of strings... eg Eleanor Rigby

    and of course......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1jVie2fzog

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Yup, still going but they have become another band that only play stadium gigs based on the increasingly popular notion that it's easier and undoubtedly more prosperous to play one show for 15000 people than five shows for 3000 people. The muppet that paid £70 for a ticket gets to stand up for four hours bursting for a pisz whilst watching the show on a giant screen....God it makes me angry!!!
    Stick to musicals, I say - I might get tickets if an ELO tribute musical was doing the theatres.
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    I saw a doc about Jeff, he s living outside LA in some style
    did nt he do a UK tour last year ? or was it 2018 ?

    must have been good with his backlog of classic songs.....

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    Pretty sure they did a new album a year or two ago .. could have been a solo one though .

    I downloaded it and it was flamin good !!


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