Both bands started in one place and ended up someplace different. And both bands made their mark on classic rock by piling on hit after hit in the '70s. This month, the Doobie Brothers take on Electric Light Orchestra in an epic battle that may take one of them all the way to the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.
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.
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.