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View a photo gallery and read Bryan Lasky’s review of ELO’s concert at Madison Square Garden featuring openers Dawes.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Jeff Lynne’s ELO have added a handful of dates to their first extensive North American tour since 1981.
Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame act Jeff Lynne’s ELO will embark on an extensive North American tour in August for the first time since 1981.
Legendary rock act Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced their return to New York City, which is scheduled for September.
About Jeff Lynne
Following his stint as the leader of the Electric Light Orchestra, singer/guitarist Jeff Lynne forged an equally successful career in the ’80s and ’90s as a producer, with his distinctive sound gracing the latter-day records of many veteran rock & roll legends. Lynne began his career in the late ’60s as the frontman of a group called the Idle Race, which recorded the album The Birthday Party for RCA in 1969. In 1970, Lynne accepted an invitation from Move leader Roy Wood to join his revamped band; the two shared a vision of fusing electric rock & roll with classical orchestrations, a concept that eventually transformed the Move into the Electric Light Orchestra (instead of the two groups running concurrently, as had originally been planned). The Lynne composition “Do Ya” provided the aggregation’s first U.S. hit in 1973; Wood soon abdicated his share of the group’s leadership to form Wizzard, leaving Lynne in charge. He ran the group into the ’80s, scoring several U.S. Top Ten singles and albums and contributing to the soundtrack of the 1980 film Xanadu.
In the early ’80s, Lynne’s production career began to take off, as he worked with roots-rocker Dave Edmunds, Duane Eddy, and the Everly Brothers. Acclaimed work followed with George Harrison (1987’s Cloud Nine), Brian Wilson, and Randy Newman. In 1988, Lynne participated in the Grammy-winning Traveling Wilburys supergroup; he soon produced fellow Wilburys Roy Orbison and Tom Petty on the critically and commercially successful Mystery Girl and Full Moon Fever, respectively. In 1990, Lynne released his first solo album, Armchair Theatre, and worked on the Wilburys’ second album, Volume III. In recent years, Lynne’s most prominent work has been with his main influences, the Beatles, on their Anthology series; the reconstructed “Free as a Bird” bore his unmistakable stamp, and he has also worked with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney (Flaming Pie) individually.
Phish returned to Hampton Coliseum for the first of three Fall Tour 2018 shows on Friday. Check out a recap, the setlist and The Skinny.
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Neil Young will release a new live album ‘Songs For Judy’ which was recorded in 1976 and features the single “Campaigner.”
Keyboardist Robert Walter discussed his “Musical Mentors” and guitarist Ryley Walker shared “Tour Stories” for Episode 23 of ‘The JamBase Podcast.’
Legendary performer Roger Waters performed his Pink Floyd contribution “Two Suns In The Sunset” for the first time on Wednesday night in Salvador, Brazil.