When Jeff Lynne joined Roy Wood's British band the Move in 1970, it was with the condition that the group blend their basic rock moves with classical music, in a nod to 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' After recording two final albums with the Move, Lynne and Wood formed Electric Light Orchestra, realizing Lynne's dream of pairing classical instruments (cello, violin, french horn, oboe, etc.) with rock 'n' roll riffs.
18. In Feb 1978, listening under the bedclothes with the flu on my little portable radio, 2 songs in particular drew me back in to pop: "Mr Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra; & "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush.