Jeff Lynne and ELO are beginning 2013 in the same way they ended 2012, with three new CDs. On April 23, Frontiers Records will release a live album from Electric Light Orchestra, a reissue of one of the band's more recent albums and a reissue of Lynne's debut solo album.
When Jeff Lynne joined Roy Wood's British band the Move in 1970, it was with the condition that the group blend their basic rock moves with classical music, in a nod to 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' After recording two final albums wi
It's a livin' thing, that mustache. Add in the full the rest of the beard and you have the facial features of Electric Light Orchestra vocalist Jeff Lynne. You can also add Tom Petty and the late George Harrison and Roy Orbison -- who just happened to be his Traveling Wilburys cohorts -- as other artists whose albums he's produced.
Mike Edwards had an interesting life to go along with his unusual death. He studied cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London before joining Electric Light Orchestra in 1972, playing with the group until January of 1975. Upon departing ELO, the eccentric musician became a
Electric Light Orchestra singer Jeff Lynne has been busy over the past year, re-recording past favorites for the 'Mr. Blue Sky' album as well as taking on a number of older standards for the companion disc, 'Long Wave.' Despite the wealth of new music, it's likely that Lynne will not be touring.
October will be an exciting month for fans of Electric Light Orchestra. Co-founder Jeff Lynne will be releasing a solo album, and 'Mr. Blue Sky -- the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra' on Oct. 9. The reissue of the most well-known hits from the British band allows Lynne to reassess old material.
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