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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 30 December 1947Birmingham, England, UK
Birth NameJeffrey Lynne
Nickname Jet Flynn
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeff Lynne was born on December 30, 1947 in Birmingham, England as Jeffrey Lynne.

Spouse (2)

Sandi Kapelson (1979 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)
Rosemary (1970 - 1977) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Has worn sunglasses indoors and out since the mid-1970s

Trivia (11)

Former member of the rock bands The Move and The Traveling Wilburys.
Lead singer and songwriter of the rock group Electric Light Orchestra.
Usually candid and open about his own work and musical ideals; almost never speaks publicly on other topics. Fans who have met Lynne usually found him kind and straightforward.
Began Electric Light Orchestra with Roy Wood as a side-project to their band The Move; the side-project soon eclipsed the main one, and The Move disbanded.
Transformed his Los Angeles home into a housewide recording studio, with patch bays in every room; used this extensively in making his latest album, the reconstituted Electric Light Orchestra's "Zoom".
Actually worked sparsely with Electric Light Orchestra in the recording studio; band members would learn Lynne's new songs just prior to recording, and usually would hear them next on the radio... shortly before tour rehearsals began. Live recordings of Electric Light Orchestra tend to reflect a rawer sound than their highly-polished studio work, though in performance the accompanying light-show and theatrics well made up for it.
Began his musical ventures with an old two-track tape recorder in his parents' living room; Lynne would sometimes overlay so many parts the oxide would wear off the tape.
Teamed up with Bob Dylan, Beatle George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty in the group The Traveling Wilburys.
Attended Alderlea Boys' Secondary School in Shard End, Birmingham with Paul Henry.
He was awarded a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in Birmingham, England on March 13, 2014.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California on April 23, 2015.

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