Saturday, 8 April 2017


Dhani Harrison inducts ELO at Barclays Center, last night in Brooklyn, NY
Jeff Lynne led Electric Light Orchestra through a thunderous version of Chuck Berry‘s “Roll Over Beethoven” to open tonight’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
ELO’s version was originally included on 1973’s ELO II, and, as with that original recording, included an opening reference to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. The performance followed a lengthy video tribute to Berry, who died at age 90 in March.
Lynne continued with “Evil Woman,” the Electric Light Orchestra’s Top 10 1975 hit, followed by “Mr. Blue Sky” from 1977’s Out of the Blue. In a surprise, fellow ELO inductee Richard Tandy – the only other legacy member of the band who regularly appears with Lynne – was not onstage. Instead, Bernie Smith was at the keyboard.
Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes were also part of the 2017 class inducted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., which kicked off with a tribute to Chuck Berry.
The induction ceremony at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn began with a tribute to rock ‘n' roll icon Chuck Berry, who passed away last month at the age of 90.

Electric Light Orchestra, known for its marriage of rock and classical, brought strings into a cover of Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" before going into the band's most popular song, "Evil Woman."

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will debut on HBO at 8PM ET on April 29.

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