Jeff Lynne To Get Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that singer, songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne will be honored with the 2,548th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. PDT.
The star in the category of Recording will be 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.”
Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Tom Petty and Joe Walsh.
Born and raised in Shard End, Birmingham, England, 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 by its initials, ELO. With ELO, he scored many hits throughout the 1970s, including “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” “Livin’ Thing,” and “Don’t Bring Me Down” to name a few.
Lynne eventually went on to concentrate on production and songwriting work for fellow major stars, former Beatles Paul McCartney and George Harrison among them. He resurfaced as a performer in 1988, when he became a member of the Traveling Wilburys.