Roll Over Beethoven Single

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. This became one of ELO’s signature songs and has been used to close the majority of their concerts. “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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Artist / Band: Electric Light Orchestra
Roll Over Beethoven
Released: 12.01.1973
Label: Harvest ‎– HAR 5063
 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
United Kingdom
Article Modified: 02.03.2023