Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne



Jeffrey Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). In 1972, two years after the group's formation, he took over its leadership and wrote, arranged, and produced virtually all of their subsequent records. In 1988, under the pseudonyms Otis Wilbury and Clayton Wilbury, he co-founded the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty.

After ELO's original disbandment in 1986, Lynne released two solo albums: Armchair Theatre (1990) and Long Wave (2012). In addition, he began producing various artists. His songwriting and production collaborations with ex-Beatles led him to co-produce their Anthology reunion singles "Free as a Bird" (1995) and "Real Love" (1996). Lynne has received three Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the award for Outstanding Services to British Music.[1]

In 2014, Lynne reformed ELO and resumed concert touring, the same year he received a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his home city. In 2015, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2017, Lynne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of ELO.[2]



Electric Light Orchestra
Traveling Wilburys
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Move

Photos - Jeff Lynne501

Popular Albums4

Album Appearances & References52

Popular Songs11

Song Appearances & References33

Live Album Appearances & References1

Musical Groups6

Musical Group References2

Minor Film Appearances & References2


Soundtrack Film Appearances2

TV Shows2


Book References & Influences1

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Collaborators & Influencers25

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations4


Popular Tours1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles10


Spotify - Appears On7


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts39

Oracle Arena
Oakland, United States
August 2, 2018
The Forum
Inglewood, United States
August 4, 2018
The Forum
Inglewood, United States
August 5, 2018
Denver, United States
August 8, 2018
Toyota Center
Houston, United States
August 10, 2018
American Airlines Center
Dallas, United States
August 13, 2018
Allstate Arena
Chicago, United States
August 15, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, United States
August 16, 2018
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
August 18, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
August 21, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
August 22, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, United States
August 24, 2018
Ericsson Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
September 12, 2018
Oslo Spektrum Arena
Oslo, Norway
September 14, 2018
Royal Arena
Copenhagen, Denmark
September 16, 2018
Barclaycard Arena
Hamburg, Germany
September 18, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Berlin, Germany
September 19, 2018
Munich, Germany
September 21, 2018
Wiener Stadthalle
Vienna, Austria
September 23, 2018
SAP Arena
Mannheim, Germany
September 25, 2018
Ziggo Dome
Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 27, 2018
Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom
September 30, 2018
The SSE Hydro
Glasgow, United Kingdom
October 3, 2018
Manchester Arena
Manchester, United Kingdom
October 5, 2018
Manchester Arena
Manchester, United Kingdom
October 6, 2018
Metro Radio Arena
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
October 9, 2018
Arena Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 10, 2018
Arena Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 12, 2018
Arena Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 13, 2018
Arena Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
October 13, 2018
First Direct Arena
Leeds, United Kingdom
October 15, 2018
The O2
London, United Kingdom
October 17, 2018
The O2
London, United Kingdom
October 18, 2018
The O2
London, United Kingdom
October 20, 2018
O2 Arena
London, United Kingdom
October 20, 2018
The O2
London, United Kingdom
October 21, 2018
Liverpool Echo Arena
Liverpool, United Kingdom
October 23, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
October 25, 2018
Odyssey Arena
Belfast, United Kingdom
October 26, 2018

News Articles7

Craig Allen’s Fun Facts: “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” by ELO
  –  April 7, 2018
Original members were the songwriters and multi-instrument playing Jeff Lynne, and Roy Wood...along with drummer Bev Bevan. Many would come and go over the years... How would you like your ELO hits? Analog or digital? (Craig Allen photo). The idea was to ...
Roy Orbison's son on his father, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan,
  –  April 7, 2018
Top left, Roy Orbison, bottom left, Roy Orbison Jr, and right, Roy Jr as a little boy with his dad He was best friends with Johnny Cash, mentor to Bono, an inspiration to John Lennon and even formed a supergroup with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne ...
ELO Encounter, bringing blue skies to the Plaza Theatre Romsey
  –  April 6, 2018
Roll over Beethoven because ELO Encounter are bringing the fantastic music of Jeff Lynne’s ELO to the Plaza Theatre in Romsey on Saturday. ELO Encounter are one of the best loved tributes to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra. The band put on a ...
Dawes Tapped to Open For Jeff Lynne and ELO This Summer
  –  April 3, 2018
California folk-rock quartet Dawes will join Jeff Lynne and ELO this summer, as the opening act for the classic rock band’s lengthy North American tour. The band will make appearances at most of ELO’s headlining gigs, including two shows at Madison ...
Dawes opening for Jeff Lynne’s ELO on North American tour
  –  April 2, 2018
Dawes have been tapped to open most of the dates on the Jeff Lynne’s ELO North American tour, including both shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on August 21 & 22. Tickets are still available. The only ELO dates Dawes are currently not on are the LA ...
Damien Hirst Denies Ripping Off Female Aboriginal Artists—Was ‘Unaware’ of Their Work
  –  March 29, 2018
Sam Smith’s 2014 song “Stay With Me” was deemed so close to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down” that he agreed to share songwriting royalties with the two older musicians. (“A complete coincidence,” Smith’s ...
Jeff Lynne's ELO announce extra Manchester Arena date on 2018 tour - how to get tickets
  –  January 16, 2018
Jeff Lynne's ELO have announced a second date at Manchester Arena as part of their 2018 tour. They will now perform in Manchester on Saturday, October 6 as well as the previously announced date, October 5. Also known as the Electric Light Orchestra, the ...

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