Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
~William Cullen Bryant
Jeffrey Lynne (born 30 December 1947 in Shard End, Birmingham) is a two-time Ivor Novello Award recipient and Grammy Award-winning English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, guitarist, and record producer who gained fame as the leader of Electric Light Orchestra and was a co-founder and member of The Traveling Wilburys. Lynne has produced recordings for artists such as The Beatles, Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon and Tom Petty. He has co-written songs with Petty and also with George Harrison whose 1987 album Cloud Nine was co-produced by Lynne and Harrison. His compositions include "Evil Woman", "Telephone Line", "Livin' Thing", "Mr. Blue Sky", "Don't Bring Me Down" and "Sweet Talkin' Woman".
In 2008, The Washington Times named Lynne the fourth greatest record producer in music history.
Jeff Lynne was my first and no musician/group has ever lived up to The ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (imho).
He. Is. Amazing. I think his recording of September Song is the best one out there.
ELO was the first concert I ever went to. Dad dropped me and my bf off at the civic center downtown -- must have been 13 - 14ish? To this day, I have never exerienced a concert like that one -- probably why I have such high standards when it comes to listening to music. Maybe it's why I am so frustrated lately with today's sound.
(all about Jeff Lynne's songs)