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|Rolling Over Beethoven: Chuck Berry, ELO and The Beatles|
As with Leonard Cohen and The Rolling Stones in "Illusions In G Major" and The Beatles in "Shangri-La", ELO maestro Jeff Lynne also saw fit to pay tribute and thus enshrine the name of Chuck Berry within the lyrics to "Rockaria!" thus:
"And the orchestra were playin' all Chuck Berry's greatest tunes"
Hence the name Chuck Berry has always been synonymous with both ELO and The Beatles. It was during those legendary "Do It With The Light On" gigs in the US that the live reputation of ELO was cemented, rewarding them with a respectable #42 in the Billboard 100 (UA-XW173W) as well as a #6 hit in the UK (HAR5063). Both releases were backed by the Jeff Lynne penned "Queen Of The Hours", taken from ELO's debut long player although early withdrawn copies, somewhat surprisingly, featured "Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)".
|"Roll Over Beethoven" will forever be a part of the ELO discography ...|