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Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is saying goodbye

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MR. BLUE SKY")

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: (Singing) Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why you had to hide away for so long.

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is saying goodbye. The group is going on a 31-show North American farewell tour. Known for hits including "Xanadu" and "Mr. Blue Sky" - that's the song you're hearing now - ELO has sold over 50 million albums since the band formed in the 1970s. Sales for the newly announced shows start tomorrow.

It's MORNING EDITION.

(SOUNDBITE OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA SONG, "MR. BLUE SKY") Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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