10 Facts About Jeff Lynne

1. On 24 June 2017, Jeff Lynne performed at Wembley Stadium to a crowd of 60,000, playing a 24-song setlist including 'Xanadu', 'Do Ya' and 'Twilight'.

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2. On 5 March 2014, Jeff Lynne received an honorary doctorate degree from Birmingham City University.

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3. In 1996, Jeff Lynne was officially recognised by his peers when he was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for "Outstanding Contributions to British Music" for a second time.

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4. In February 1994, Jeff Lynne worked with the three surviving Beatles on the Anthology album series.

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5. In 1988, Jeff Lynne worked on Orbison's album Mystery Girl, co-writing and producing Orbison's last major hit, "You Got It", plus two other tracks on that album.

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6. In 1979, Jeff Lynne rejected an offer for ELO to headline the Knebworth Concert in the UK, allowing Led Zeppelin to headline instead.

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7. In 1970, Jeff Lynne accepted an offer from friend Roy Wood to join the line-up of the more successful band the Move.

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8. In 1966, Jeff Lynne joined the line-up of the Nightriders as guitarist.

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9. In 2017, Jeff Lynne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of ELO.

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10. In 2014, Jeff Lynne received a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars, and in 2015, was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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