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Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre started with an impossible-to-match bang

Jeff Lynne’s Armchair Theatre started with an impossible-to-match bang

Jeff Lynne’s ‘Armchair Theatre,’ released this month in 1990, struggled to live up to its opening track’s promise – but often charmed us, anyway.

Zoom is likely the best Electric Light Orchestra album you’ve never heard

Zoom is likely the best Electric Light Orchestra album you’ve never heard

The lean, tune-focused ‘Zoom,’ released on June 12, 2001, was the album the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s.

Jeff Lynne never believed Bob Dylan would join the Traveling Wilburys: ‘It was a wonderful experience’

Jeff Lynne never believed Bob Dylan would join the Traveling Wilburys: ‘It was a wonderful experience’

ELO’s Jeff Lynne was in the midst of producing a George Harrison album when the former Beatles star made a left-field suggestion.

For Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne wasn’t just an ace producer: ‘We go bowling, me and Jeff’

For Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne wasn’t just an ace producer: ‘We go bowling, me and Jeff’

A late-1980s introduction to Jeff Lynne forged some of the best-selling music of Tom Petty’s career. They also became life-long friends.

‘There was just them three, and me’: Jeff Lynne on the Beatles reunion’s tense initial moments

‘There was just them three, and me’: Jeff Lynne on the Beatles reunion’s tense initial moments

The surviving Beatles reconvened in the 1990s to complete two John Lennon cuts.

‘Don’t know if I’ll take the plunge’: Jeff Lynne on touring, and the possibility of reunions with ELO and the Traveling Wilburys

‘Don’t know if I’ll take the plunge’: Jeff Lynne on touring, and the possibility of reunions with ELO and the Traveling Wilburys

Jeff Lynne discusses the prospect of a new tour, and ruminates both on reforming the Traveling Wilburys and reuniting with other original members of the Electric Light Orchestra in advance of a hometown honor tonight in Birmingham.

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

Deep Beatles: “Free as a Bird” from Anthology 1 (1995)

The anniversary celebrations abound everywhere: 50 years ago, the Beatles first reached American shores, debuted on Ed Sullivan, and officially kicked off the Beatlemania era.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

The Band is revealed in all of its muscular, almost (but never completely) out-of-control on-stage glory — bolstered, in a meeting of musical worlds, by these stabbing horn charts from Allen Toussaint.

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, “Stream of Stars” from American Hustle (2013)

One Track Mind: Jeff Lynne, “Stream of Stars” from American Hustle (2013)

Jeff Lynne’s first new music in ages isn’t another ode to Beatle-y goodness, or another orchestral maneuver with ELO. Instead, it’s a soundtrack instrumental for American Hustle. Listen in here!

‘I am amazed that it’s lasted’: Reissue projects allowed ELO’s Jeff Lynne to take stock

‘I am amazed that it’s lasted’: Reissue projects allowed ELO’s Jeff Lynne to take stock

ELO’s Jeff Lynne has had plenty of time to take stock recently, even as he’s hinted at the completion of some of his first new solo music since his often-overlooked debut Armchair Theatre.