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

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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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