Besides being an active and powerful participant in the British Invasion, ELO experimented with their music. They were the first rock band to use violins in that number, with such a leading roll. Their lyrics were a good turn from the well worn path that many other bands took. The rhythms and melodies were like nothing anybody had ever heard. They used new instruments, new sounds, and brought a spirit of good fun to everything that they did. They are well deserving of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.