Otherwise known as the Electric Light Orchestra, th band was at it's height in the 1970s, and as Ringo Starr told Paul McCartney, split up because they ran out of Beatles riffs to make into songs.
But there is more to the band than lead singer and songwriter Jeff Lynne's Beatles obsession (he also produced George Harrison's last albums, as well as having a hand in the Beatles 'reunion' tracks Free As A Bird and Real Love). The E.L.O. mixed a variety of musical genres into a pot of sound that sounded 1970s and very unique at the same time.
And before I sound like a self important DJ full of cliches, and because I am in a bit of a rush. I admit I came across them because of my love of their song Mr. Blue Sky, which featured as part of the soundtrack of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
I really am a bit of a soppy sentementalist sometimes!