Electric Light Orchestra

- Year inducted: 2017

This English rock band, also known as ELO, formed in Birmingham in 1970 with Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood as multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, Bev Bevan as drummer. In 1972, Richard Tandy joined, on bass. They had several Billboard chart-topping songs including, “Livin’ Thing,” “Hold on Tight,” and “Telephone Line.” One of their biggest Billboard hits came in 1980 when they performed “Xanadu,” from the hit movie of the same name, with Olivia Newton-John.

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