Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra

Before and After

John Van Der Kiste

This is the first-ever biography of one of the most highly regarded rock performers of the last fifty years and includes full details of his spectacular career.
Date Published :
September 2015
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781554920
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$26.95

Overview
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2016 Nominee - Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research


A passionate music fan from childhood and much-respected teenage guitarist in his native Birmingham, Jeff Lynne rose through the ranks of various semiprofessional local groups to become front man of the critically acclaimed Idle Race, join the ever-popular Move, and help form the groundbreaking Electric Light Orchestra. After cofounder Roy Wood left in 1972, Lynne turned what had been a struggling fusion of rock and classically inspired music into one of Britain's most consistently successful acts. Following a run of hit singles and albums plus sellout concerts throughout the world, he laid the group to rest in 1986 and combined a solo career with membership of the ultimate super group the Traveling Wilburys. His production credits include George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Del Shannon and above all the Beatles on their two final singles in the mid 90s. In the 21st century he returned to recording and performing under the ELO group name. This is the first-ever biography of one of the most highly regarded rock performers of the last fifty years and includes full details of his spectacular career.

About The Author
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John Van der Kiste has published over forty books including works on royal and historical biography, local history, true crime, music and fiction, and is a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. His previous titles include Queen Victoria's Children, Kaiser Wilhelm II and The Romanovs: Tsar Alexander II of Russia and his Family and ‘Alfred—Queen Victoria's Second Son’ and ‘Prussian Princesses’ for Fonthill. He lives in Devon.

REVIEWS
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"When you read Van der Kiste you know that you're reading someone who knows much more than he's telling you rather than a writer who has managed to shoehorn in every bit of research that he's done. He easily places Lynne in the context of the musical scene at the time and also within what was happening in other spheres. It was a pleasure to read..."

- The Bookbag

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