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Jeff Lynne

Born: 1947 AD
Currently alive, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Composers, Guitarist, Musicians, Producers


1947 - Born on the 30th of December at Shard End, Birmingham, England.



1963 - He formed a band together with Robert Reader and David Walsh. They were originally named

             "The Rockin' Hellcats", then  eventually  changed to  "Andicaps".


1967- Lynne began as the frontman of a group called the Idle Race. 


1970 - He accepted the offer of his friend Roy Wood to joined the band "The Move".


1972- Jeff starts Electric Light Orchestra aka ELO


1974- Eldorado yielding their first U.S. Top Ten, the lovely "Can't Get It Out of My Head


1975- Face the Music went gold, generating the hits "Evil Woman" and "Strange Magic," while the follow-up,

A New World Record, sold five million copies internationally thanks to standouts like "Telephone Line" and "Livin' Thing."


1977 - He released the songs  "Doing", "that Crazy Thing" and "Going Down to Rio".


1986- ELO disbanded


1989-90-  Traveling Wilburys 


1989 - He co-produced the acclaimed album "Full Moon Fever" by Tom Petty


1992 - He co-wrote and produced the album "Into The Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty         

 - He produced the album "King of Hearts" by Roy Orbison.


1994 - He has  produced records individually for George Harrison, Ringo Star and worked on Paul

            McCartney's album "Flaming Pie".


1996 - He was awarded "Ivor Novello Award" for outstanding contributions to British Music.


2006 - He produced Tom Petty's solo third album "Highway Companion".          


- He won the Q Icon Award at the 2006 Q Awards.




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