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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.

With Mystery Girl, Roy Orbison was born anew, if only for a moment

With Mystery Girl, Roy Orbison was born anew, if only for a moment

Roy Orbison’s ‘Mystery Girl,’ released on Feb. 7, 1989, became a celebration, a valedictory, a mash note and a desperately sad farewell — all in one.

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.

Tom Petty remembers the mystery, joy of the Traveling Wilburys: ‘We made that record for us’

Tom Petty remembers the mystery, joy of the Traveling Wilburys: ‘We made that record for us’

Tom Petty enthuses about the Traveling Wilburys off-handed creative spark, saying they’d record a track, then write the lyrics over dinner.

‘He liked the Beatles, too’: Tom Petty opens up about his relationship with George Harrison

‘He liked the Beatles, too’: Tom Petty opens up about his relationship with George Harrison

They memorably recorded two albums together with 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

‘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.

Almost Hits: Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” (1989)

Almost Hits: Traveling Wilburys, “End of the Line” (1989)

You would think that a supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty would rack up massive hit singles.

ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles: ‘Just a fantastic time’

ELO’s Jeff Lynne remembers signature moments with the Beatles: ‘Just a fantastic time’

For a confirmed Beatlemaniac like Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, working with members of the Fab Four had always been a dream. Beginning in the late 1980s, every one of them came true.

‘There was this funny little kerfuffle in the studio’: Jeff Lynne on his Wilbury relationship with Bob Dylan

‘There was this funny little kerfuffle in the studio’: Jeff Lynne on his Wilbury relationship with Bob Dylan

Jeff Lynne, so meticulous in the studio that he’s now painstakingly rerecorded all of the Electric Light Orchestra’s best-known hits, wouldn’t seem to be a great fit with the famously low-fi Bob Dylan.

Dave Stewart played a key role – from afar – in the Traveling Wilburys’ formative days

Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, played a key role in the formative days of the Traveling Wilburys, that 1980s supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison.