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November 19, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Is an Electric Light Orchestra album really an ELO album if it features twice as many Beatles as it does actual ELO members? Both George Harrison and Ringo Starr make appearances on the first new ELO album since 1986, to be released by Epic Records in April. But there's only one actual member of the band involved--Jeff Lynne, who co-founded the group in 1971 and was its focal point throughout its existence.
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March 20, 2014
A posthumous musical collaboration between Roy Orbison and three of his sons will be included on a 25 th anniversary reissue of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter's final studio album, “Mystery Girl.” The deluxe reissue is due May 20 and in addition to the album's original 10 tracks will include previously unreleased studio tracks and working demo recordings. It also will come with a “making-of” documentary “Mystery Girl: Unraveled” on DVD exploring the creation of that album and the new cross-generational track “The Way of Love” featuring Roy's original vocals accompanied by harmonies and instrumental backing provided by Roy Jr., Alex and Wesley Orbison.
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November 18, 1995 | RIP RENSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Meet the Beatles' producer, Otis Wilbury--also known as Jeff Lynne, who produced "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love," the first Beatles recordings since the group broke up in 1970. "One day, George [Harrison] said to me, 'You fancy doing it, then--the Beatles one?' And I said, 'Uhhhhh, yes, please,' " says Lynne, 47, a band mate of Harrison's in the star-studded Traveling Wilburys. "As soon as I realized I was going to be working with them, I was like 'Whoopee!'
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November 29, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Eleven years ago today, George Harrison died at the age of 58 in Los Angeles. And exactly one year after that some of the late Beatle's closest friends -- including Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Harrison's surviving bandmates -- gathered for an all-star tribute at London's Royal Albert Hall. To mark the 10th anniversary of the "Concert for George," YouTube is streaming David Leland's documentary on the event for 24 hours. (Watch it below.) Highlights from the film -- which intersperses performances from the concert with interviews and bits of rehearsal footage -- include Paul McCartney's ukulele-fied "Something," Clapton's hard-edged "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and a scorching rendition of "Isn't It a Pity" by Billy Preston.
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June 17, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
"I don't really want to talk about ELO, actually." Jeff Lynne's frequent, calm protests to that effect during a recent interview were like a latent bug in his normally pleasant demeanor, as if he was being unreasonably pestered on a particularly irrelevant tangent. But the Electric Light Orchestra was the biggest part of the Jeff Lynne story--at least until the Traveling Wilburys came along in 1988.
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November 29, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
Eleven years ago today, George Harrison died at the age of 58 in Los Angeles. And exactly one year after that some of the late Beatle's closest friends -- including Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Harrison's surviving bandmates -- gathered for an all-star tribute at London's Royal Albert Hall. To mark the 10th anniversary of the "Concert for George," YouTube is streaming David Leland's documentary on the event for 24 hours. (Watch it below.) Highlights from the film -- which intersperses performances from the concert with interviews and bits of rehearsal footage -- include Paul McCartney's ukulele-fied "Something," Clapton's hard-edged "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and a scorching rendition of "Isn't It a Pity" by Billy Preston.
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June 18, 1989 | PAUL GREIN
NEWS NOTES: Jeff Lynne, the former mastermind of ELO, is recording his first solo album for Warner Bros. Lynne is the hottest record producer around, having supervised three Top 5 albums in the past year--the Traveling Wilburys' "Volume One," Roy Orbison's "Mystery Girl" and Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever." Lynne has also produced tracks for upcoming albums by George Harrison and Del Shannon. . . . MCA Records has three of the Top 5 albums on Billboard's sales chart for the first time in its history.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014
A posthumous musical collaboration between Roy Orbison and three of his sons will be included on a 25 th anniversary reissue of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter's final studio album, “Mystery Girl.” The deluxe reissue is due May 20 and in addition to the album's original 10 tracks will include previously unreleased studio tracks and working demo recordings. It also will come with a “making-of” documentary “Mystery Girl: Unraveled” on DVD exploring the creation of that album and the new cross-generational track “The Way of Love” featuring Roy's original vocals accompanied by harmonies and instrumental backing provided by Roy Jr., Alex and Wesley Orbison.
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October 28, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
If respectable, middle-aged rock 'n' roll is suddenly enjoying a second childhood, the Traveling Wilburys are the superstar enfants terrible of the back-to-basics movement: major artists and elder statesmen who've joined forces to cast off the onus of artistic sobriety. And proud of it, man.
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June 17, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Without looking at the credits, you'd swear that the former Electric Light Orchestra maestro and current Wilbury and producer-to-the-stars called in a bunch of favors for his solo debut. Scrambled with Lynne's own distinctively lush ELO aesthetic, there's some of Roy Orbison's soaring romanticism, a dash of Tom Petty's dry wit, a touch of Dave Edmunds' roots consciousness.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Is an Electric Light Orchestra album really an ELO album if it features twice as many Beatles as it does actual ELO members? Both George Harrison and Ringo Starr make appearances on the first new ELO album since 1986, to be released by Epic Records in April. But there's only one actual member of the band involved--Jeff Lynne, who co-founded the group in 1971 and was its focal point throughout its existence.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1995 | RIP RENSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Meet the Beatles' producer, Otis Wilbury--also known as Jeff Lynne, who produced "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love," the first Beatles recordings since the group broke up in 1970. "One day, George [Harrison] said to me, 'You fancy doing it, then--the Beatles one?' And I said, 'Uhhhhh, yes, please,' " says Lynne, 47, a band mate of Harrison's in the star-studded Traveling Wilburys. "As soon as I realized I was going to be working with them, I was like 'Whoopee!'
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
If respectable, middle-aged rock 'n' roll is suddenly enjoying a second childhood, the Traveling Wilburys are the superstar enfants terrible of the back-to-basics movement: major artists and elder statesmen who've joined forces to cast off the onus of artistic sobriety. And proud of it, man.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
"I don't really want to talk about ELO, actually." Jeff Lynne's frequent, calm protests to that effect during a recent interview were like a latent bug in his normally pleasant demeanor, as if he was being unreasonably pestered on a particularly irrelevant tangent. But the Electric Light Orchestra was the biggest part of the Jeff Lynne story--at least until the Traveling Wilburys came along in 1988.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Without looking at the credits, you'd swear that the former Electric Light Orchestra maestro and current Wilbury and producer-to-the-stars called in a bunch of favors for his solo debut. Scrambled with Lynne's own distinctively lush ELO aesthetic, there's some of Roy Orbison's soaring romanticism, a dash of Tom Petty's dry wit, a touch of Dave Edmunds' roots consciousness.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 1989 | PAUL GREIN
NEWS NOTES: Jeff Lynne, the former mastermind of ELO, is recording his first solo album for Warner Bros. Lynne is the hottest record producer around, having supervised three Top 5 albums in the past year--the Traveling Wilburys' "Volume One," Roy Orbison's "Mystery Girl" and Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever." Lynne has also produced tracks for upcoming albums by George Harrison and Del Shannon. . . . MCA Records has three of the Top 5 albums on Billboard's sales chart for the first time in its history.
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December 8, 2011 | Randy Lewis
When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from his signature brand of sweepingly operatic pop. At a show in Leeds on that tour, he met 18-year-old German fan Barbara Ann Marie Wellhoener Jakobs, and within a year the two were married....
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December 8, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Orbison Tribute Concert Planned: Roy Orbison's widow, Barbara, marked the first anniversary of the singer's Dec. 6, 1988 death by announcing a benefit tribute concert to be held at the Universal Amphitheatre on Feb. 24. Performers are yet to be announced, but some if not all of Orbison's former Traveling Wilburys band mates (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne) are expected to be among the performers.
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