Did You Know: “Don’t Bring Me Down” By Electric Light Orchestra

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If your caller # 16 when we play “Don’t Bring Me Down” by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Electric Light Orchestra[/lastfm] between two and three you’ll win 4-Disney Park Hoppers.

It was the first ELO song that did not use strings. After recording the song they fired their string section, leaving four members in the band.

It turned out to be a good theme song for astronauts enjoying their time in space. The hit was played to astronauts on the Space Shuttle Columbia as their wake up call on July 6, 1996.

ELO’s record company also tried to tie the song with the Skylab space station, which crashed to Earth on July 11, 1979 after 6 years in space, dedicating the song in trade papers: “Don’t Bring Me Down” was a clever tie-in.

That’s caller #16 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) for the Disney Park Hopper passes!

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