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The Electric Light Orchestra at St Louis

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, September 1973

The mere fact of their actual appearance was probably sufficient for most diehard Move-ELO fans, but the Electric Light Orchestra turned in an adventurous, hard-rocking performance which won tumultuous raves from everyone present. As the current tour marked ELO's and leader Jeff Lynne's first American appearances (of the group, only drummer Bev Bevan had been over, on the legendary abortive Move tour of 1969), neither longtime followers or casual fans familiar only with 'Roll Over Beethoven' knew what to expect; but for both factions the results surpassed expectations.

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