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Jeff Lynne & Laura Mvula Receive Honorary Degrees In Hometown

5th March 2014

Electric Light Orchestra star Jeff Lynne and singer/songwriter Laura Mvula have been handed honorary degrees at Birmingham City University in England.Mvula, a former graduate of the university, and the 66-year-old Birmingham native were both named...

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David O. Russell Still Can't Believe He Landed Lost Elo Tracks For Movie

18th December 2013

Director David O. Russell tracked down Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne while he was dreaming up the soundtrack for his 1970s-era movie American Hustle and asked him to part with a handful of unreleased...

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Moody Blues To Recreate 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival At Sea

18th September 2013

Classic rockers The Moody Blues have added Roger Daltrey to their latest cruise festival.The Nights in White Satin hitmakers' five-night Moody Blues Cruise Ii around the Bahamas will recreate the vibe of the 1970 Isle...

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Jeff Lynne Marks Elo Anniversary With New Material

23rd April 2013

Rock legend Jeff Lynne is marking Electric Light Orchestra's 40th anniversary by releasing new material.The band is celebrating the milestone on Tuesday (23Apr13) by unveiling a new album called Electric Light Orchestra Live, which features...

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Queen Voted Top Band To Spend 15 Minutes With

2nd April 2013

Queen have been voted the top band the UK would most want to spend 15 minutes with.The 'We Are The Champions' rockers topped a survey conducted by Virgin Media, who today (02.04.13) announced the launch...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney & Ringo Starr Sign Up For Sandy Relief Album

16th January 2013

Former Beatles stars Sir Paul Mccartney and Ringo Starr are among the musicians who have donated songs for a new Hurricane Sandy benefit album.The music icons will feature on the new Songs For Sandy compilation,...

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A Week In Music Featuring: Coldplay, Elo, Hot Chip, Hot Chip And Much More!

By Hayley Avron | 3rd December 2012

Coldplay live CD/DVD CoverAlbums of Note... Coldplay’s Live 2012 album shows a band far more at ease with themselves than their previous live release, from 2003. The Live 2012 package includes both blu-ray and CD....

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Two Men Cleared Over Elo Star's Death

19th November 2012

Two men accused of failing to follow health and safety procedures at the time of Electric Light Orchestra star Mike Edwards' death have been acquitted.The 62-year-old cellist died in September, 2010 after a 1,320-pound (600-kilogram)...

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Edwards' Brother Calls For New Safety Laws After Star's Death

16th March 2011

The brother of Electric Light Orchestra star Mike Edwards has called for new safety laws to be introduced on farms following an inquest into the cellist's bizarre death.Edwards died instantly when a 1,320-pound (600-kilogram) hay...

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Review Of The Year

1st January 2011

It's been an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups. Here, WENN takes a look back at the final six months...

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Founding Member Of Elo Killed In Freak Accident

6th September 2010

MIKE EDWARDS, a founding member of the band ELO, has been killed in a freak road accident. Edwards - who was the cellist in the British rock band between 1972 and 1975 - died when...

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Elo Star Killed In Freak Accident

6th September 2010

A founding member of rock band ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA was killed on Friday (03Sep10) in a freak accident with a giant runaway bale of hay.Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly after the 1,320-pound (600-kilogram) bale came...

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Weller & Foxton Team Up On New Album

18th January 2010

THE JAM stars PAUL WELLER and BRUCE FOXTON have reteamed to record new material after falling out over royalties.The ex-bandmates haven't recorded together since The Jam split in 1982 and Weller admits it took the...

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Elo Star Groucutt Dies

20th February 2009

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA star KELLY GROUCUTT has died at the age of 62. The bassist passed away following a heart attack on Thursday (19Feb09) afternoon. Groucutt's management confirmed the news in a statement, saying: "Our hearts...

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Beatles To Release New Single?

29th April 2007

The surviving members of THE BEATLES are to release a new single compiled from archive recordings. The track, called Now And Then, is based on a John Lennon recording given to MCCartney by the late...

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Elo Claim Top Spot In Pop's Secret Shame

1st August 2006

LIVIN' THING by ELO has been crowned the guiltiest pleasure in a survey of the top fifty pop songs we are ashamed to admit liking. The survey, by British music magazine Q, has revealed the...

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Petty Goes It Alone Again

8th April 2006

Rocker TOM PETTY has gone solo again on his new album and plans to wow fans with his drumming skills. The FREE FALLIN' hitmaker has ditched his longtime backing band THE HEARTBREAKERS again to work...

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Xanadu Set For Stage Debut

27th March 2006

A stage version of roller disco film XANADU, which starred OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, is in the works for a spring 2007 debut. The music will be taken from the film version, which was written by JOHN...

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Def Leppard Get All Covered Up

8th January 2006

British rockers DEF LEPPARD are set to pay tribute to their favourite tracks by other artists on a new album of covers. The POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME hitmakers have recorded classic tracks like...

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Fountains Of Wayne Cover Elo, Burt + Britney

17th April 2005

Rockers FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE are covering their favourite tunes for a new album. The cult group have reworked tunes by ELO, BURT BACHARACH, AZTECH CAMERA and JACKSON BROWNE among others for the new CD,...

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