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