THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA Released Their Self-Titled Debut LP 50 Years Ago Today

Back in time

3 December 2021

Who: Pop/rock/classical songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne
(the sole mastermind when Roy Wood left) ) and Roy Wood, plus drummer
Bev Bevan (the lasy two both ex-The Move members) were the key players
of ELO.

Active: 1970–1983,1984–1986, 2000–2001, 2014–present
Albums: 14 – with Out Of Nowhere (released in 2019,
credited to Jeff Lynne’s ELO) as the most recent one.

Know as No Answer in the USA, because of a stupid
miscommunication when trying to contact the UK
record label for the album’s title (idiots!).

Released: 3 December 1971 – 50 years ago today

Back sleeve

AllMusic: “The initial idea for the spin-off group combining rock and classical
music was Wood’s, not Lynne’s. Wood and Lynne split the songwriting duties on
Electric Light Orchestra, much as they did on late-period Move albums, but it
seems like their visions of what ELO was were widely divergent. Electric Light
Orchestra sounds like nothing either Jeff Lynne or Roy Wood did before or
after, and therein lies its fascination.”
Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Roll over our way, Beethoven
and join our band. We love you, xxx ELO.

Single/clip: 10538 Overture…

Full album…

ELO: All Albums – Website