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Facing Up To ELO: Electric Shocks, Leapin' Lasers, Light Opera & Dueling Cellos

Don Snowden, Crawdaddy!, November 1976

LOS ANGELES – "Hughie [McDowall] just smashed one cello absolutely to pieces," Bev Bevan recalls with a laugh. "He throws it in the air and the spike lands in the stage, you know. I think this time the spike wasn't securely tightened up and so – on impact – the spike collapsed into the cello. The cello hit the floor and just smashed into a thousand pieces. That was the end of that one!"

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