My 4th inductee this year (2023) and my 16th overall was created by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, who were members of the band The Move.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is a British rock band that was formed in Birmingham, England in 1970. The group was created by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, who were members of the band The Move at the time. The idea for the Electric Light Orchestra was to fuse classical music with rock and roll, creating a unique sound that would set them apart from other bands of the era.
My second 2023 inductee, 14th overall, is Sir Paul McCartney. He is the first to be in my hall twice, once for The Beatles and now for his post-Beatle career.
The Beatles’ bassist, vocalist, and songwriter would continue solo beginning in 1970 at the sign of the break-up of the band. He would release his first LP, McCartney, a month before the release of The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be. The album, rich with experimentation, has McCartney performing all instruments and vocals himself, aside from some backing vocals performed by Linda McCartney. It also contained the song, “Maybe I’m Amazed”.