Illuminate your musical world with Electric Light Orchestra

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English rock band Electric Light Orchestra was formed in 1970 in Birmingham by songwriters and musicians Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.

During their original 13 year period of active touring and recording they sold well over 50 million records globally. Their early recordings enjoyed a measure of success in the UK but initially it was in the United States that they found greater success. Between 1972 and 1986 ELO racked up twenty Top 20 songs on the UK singles chart and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100.

“Mr Blue Sky” is one of ELO’s many great songs you can hear at Lovesongs 247. The single comes from their seventh studio album Out of the Blue in 1977 and peaked at number six in the UK singles chart and number thirty five in the US. “Mr Blue Sky” was played as a wake-up call to astronaut Christopher Ferguson on day 3 of STS-135, the final mission of space shuttle Atlantis in 2011. A cowbell sound is prominent in the song’s arrangement this is credited on the album to percussionist Bev Bevan knocking a fire extinguisher!

The song has also featured prominently in other media. It’s featured in a number of films and TV shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, American Dad and LAX. It was also used during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2017 Electric Light Orchestra were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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