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Wednesday, April 8, 2009
THE EVENT IS SET...
Here's the blurb on Jeff for his interview and Golden Note Award presentation at this year's ASCAP I Create Music Expo. His event is set for Friday April 24.
INTERVIEWER: Erik Philbrook - ASCAP ASCAP is pleased to present Jeff Lynne with its prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award for his extraordinary musical achievements and welcome him as our very special guest interview. Lynne has had an incredible 40-year career as a songwriter, producer and leader of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), co-founder of The Traveling Wilburys and producer of such artists as The Beatles, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Even with a lifetime of other musical accomplishments, Jeff Lynne is and always will be known as the man who turned on the Electric Light Orchestra, one of the most remarkable success stories in rock history. ELO has sold well in excess of 50 million records worldwide, and continues to be a remarkably popular catalog. Jeff Lynne wrote and produced 26 Top 40 hits in the UK, and 20 Top 40 hits in the US with ELO, and became a major arena and stadium draw. Lynne has also released a solo album, Armchair Theatre. His remarkable career includes producing and collaborating with many of the greatest musical artists of all time, including a number of Lynne's all-time heroes: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Brian Wilson and Del Shannon. Together with Harrison, Orbison, Petty and Bob Dylan, Lynne was a member of the Grammy award-winning Traveling Wilburys - a supergroup like no other.
...and when you also count his outside collaborations during and since ELO, the number of songs he put into the American Top 40 jumps to at least 30. There are not many musicians who can claim that.