Until 1974, the Electric Light Orchestra had managed only modest hits with 'Showdown' and a cover of Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven.'
Electric Light Orchestra
Jeff Lynne will bring back ELO for a high-profile concert at Hyde Park this summer.
For one of Hyundai's two big Super Bowl XLVIII commercials, the automaker lined up a couple of stars, plenty of special effects and one instantly recognizable classic-rock hit.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Jeff Lynne has contributed a wealth of important influence to the world of recording over the decades that he’s been engaged in making music. If the albums crafted with Electric Light Orchestra had been his sole contribution as an artist, it still would have been an impressive legacy to leave behind.
Jeff Lynne seems to be in a reflective mood lately -- the two albums he released in 2012, 'Long Wave' and 'Mr. Blue Sky - The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra,' found him recording classic pop standards and revisiting hits from the ELO catalog -- and he continued his focus on the past in a recent Clash interview that looked back on the earliest years of his career.