ELO's Jeff Lynne Appearing at Special Grammy Museum Event
The appearance comes in advance of the October 9 release of two albums on Frontiers Records: the solo disc Long Wave, a tribute to some of the very songs that originally inspired him, and Mr. Blue SkyThe Very Best OF Electric Light Orchestra.
The evening's program will consist of a screening of "Reel to Reel: Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO" and a discussion about the film, moderated by Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, Scott Goldman.
Lynne's documentary "Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO" gets to the heart of who Jeff Lynne is and how he has had such a tremendous musical influence on our world. The answer--as told by the British artist himself and such distinguished collaborators and friends of JEFF as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle--is that Lynne is a true man of music for whom the recording studio is his greatest instrument.
The release of Long Wave and Mr. Blue SkyThe Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra mark the 40th anniversary of ELO. Lynne's legacy will further be celebrated with releases in 2013 including ELO Live! plus expanded reissues of the ELO's 2001 album Zoom and Lynne's first solo album in 1990, Armchair Theater.