Jeff Lynne & ELO: The Shocking Truth! (Paperback)
Jeffrey Lynne, born on 30th December 1947, Shard End, Birmingham, England, U.K., is a songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). In 1972, two years after the group's formation, he took over its leadership then wrote, arranged, and produced their following records. In 1988, under the pseudonyms Otis Wilbury and Clayton Wilbury, he co-founded the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. After ELO's disbandment in 1986, Lynne released two solo albums: Armchair Theatre (1990) and Long Wave (2012), also producing for other artists. His songwriting and production collaborations with ex-Beatles led him to co-produce their Anthology reunion singles "Free as a Bird" (1995) and "Real Love" (1996). Lynne has received three Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, including the award for Outstanding Services to British Music. In 2014, Lynne reformed ELO then resumed concert touring, having received a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his home city, before being awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the following year. In 2017, Lynne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of ELO.