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Electric Light Orchestra – Roll Over Beethoven

Electric Light Orchestra – Roll Over Beethoven
Vinyl, 7", Single
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Producer: Jeff Lynne
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Electric Light Orchestra’s (ELO) elaborate eight-minute reworking of “Roll Over Beethoven”, on the album ELO 2 in 1973, included an opening musical quote from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and interpolations of material from the symphony’s first movement into Berry’s song and Peter Gunn theme in the background. This became one of ELO’s signature songs and has been used to close the majority of their concerts. It is also the most-performed song by the band. “Roll Over Beethoven” was the second single released by the band, in January 1973, and became their second consecutive top ten hit in the UK. An edited version of the track from ELO 2 was a #42 hit in the United States.


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  • U.S. Record World 31
  • U.S. Billboard Hot 100 42
  • U.S. Cash Box Top 48
  • Australia KMR 53
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