A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELO

Mon, 30 Aug '21
"Xanadu" grp.
Fri, 23 Jul '21
"Do Ya" band, informally
Sun, 27 Jun '21
"Strange Magic" band, for short
Wed, 12 May '21
Grp. with the hits "Evil Woman" and "Do Ya"
Wed, 24 Feb '21
"Livin' Thing" rock band, for short
Thu, 4 Feb '21
"Mr. Blue Sky" grp.