Jeff Lynne

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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30 December 1947, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Lynne’s long and varied musical career began in 1966 when he joined the Nightriders, a popular beat group still reeling from the loss of their leader, Mike Sheridan, and guitarist, Roy Wood. Having completed all contractual obligations, the band took the name, Idle Race and, under Lynne’s guidance, became a leading exponent of classic late 60s pop. Frustrated at a lack of commercial success, the artist opted to join the Move in 1970, where he was teamed with the aforementioned Wood. Lynne’s contributions to the unit’s late-period catalogue included the riff-laden ‘Do Ya’, but this era is also marked by the duo’s desire to form a more experimental outlet for their talents. This resulted in the launch of the Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO, of which Lynne took full control upon Wood’s early and sudden departure. ELO gradually developed from cult favourites into one of the...

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