Jeff Lynne honoured by the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The ELO frontman, songwriter and Grammy-award winning member of Traveling Wilburys is awarded a star on the famous LA boulevard
he Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce has proudly honoured prolific singer, songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne with the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The star in the category of Recording was dedicated at 1750 N. Vine Street in front of the iconic Capitol Records building where the stars of Lynne’s friends and co-musicians The Beatles and Roy Orbison are cemented.
“Jeff Lynne is one of the premier musicians of his time! With longevity and decades of his magical artistry, Lynne has captivated fans with his distinctive style and very memorable sounds,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremonies. “We are thrilled to add his name to our famed Walk Of Fame next to his musical peers.”
Born in Birmingham, Lynne has been bringing music to fans in his home country and around the world for nearly four decades. He came to prominence as the leader and creative force of Electric Light Orchestra – better known as ELO. With ELO, he scored many hits throughout the 1970s, including Can’t Get It Out Of My Head, Livin’ Thing, Mr Blue Sky and Don’t Bring Me Down to name a few.
ELO has sold over 50 million records worldwide, and continues to be a remarkably popular catalogue. Between 1972 and 1986, Lynne wrote and produced 26 Top 40 hits in the UK, and 20 Top 40 hits in the US.
Lynne eventually went on to concentrate on production and songwriting work for fellow major stars, former Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He resurfaced as a performer in 1988, when he became a Grammy-award winning member of Traveling Wilburys.
Watch the induction ceremony for Jeff Lynne in the video below, with tributes by Joe Walsh and Tom Petty. For more details about the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com