Electric Light Orchestra— rock band from EnglandIn the end of 1960’s three musicians Roy Wood, Bev Bevan, and Jeff Lynne decided to form a band. Their dream came true in 1970 in Birmingham. They called their group Electric Light Orchestra. The musicians created a unique style, which included a mix of genres from progressive rock to pop music.
The first single "10538 Overture" made Electric Light Orchestra famous. It was included in their first studio album, named after the band. Later, the song topped the UK Singles Chart.
Jeff Lynne dealt with organizational matters. He also wrote songs and worked as a producer. However, soon Wood and Lynne started having problems. When the band was recording its second album, Wood suddenly left and took a few musicians with him to form a new group Wizzard.
After Wood’s leave, the music critics talked about a possible disbanding. However, Lynne managed to keep the band together. He hired new musicians and the new lineup was ready to create masterpieces by 1972.
In 1973, they released the second LP ELO 2, which included a single "Roll Over Beethoven". The song became a big hit in the USA. The album reached the 35th spot on the UK chart and the 62nd spot on Billboard 200.