The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band originating from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterized by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements and futuristic iconography. ELO were most active during the 1970s and 1980s, recording a string of studio albums that include the conceptual works Eldorado (1974) and Time (1981). During ELO’s original 13-year period of active recording and touring, they sold over 50 million records, collecting 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards. Despite early singles’ success in the UK, the band was initially more successful in the United States, where they were billed as “The English guys with the big fiddles”. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated twenty Top 20 songs on the UK Singles Chart and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits of any group in US chart history without having a number one single.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to ELO. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from ELO albums and most notable recordings.