Best known as a founder and leader of Electric Light Orchestra, pop-rock luminary Jeff Lynne was a writer of such hits as "Can’t Get It Out of My Head", "Livin’ Thing", "Mr. Blue Sky" and "Don’t Bring Me Down". He wrote, arranged and produced virtually all of ELO’s string of 15 hit singles that rose to the Top 10 record charts in the UK 10 LPs during the 1970’s and 1980’s, including its most successful album, Out Of the Blue, a double LP. He later co-founded the Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan
, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty
, and had a writing hand in their hits "Handle with Care" and "End of the Line". Lynne, who was appointed as an Officer of the British Empire, is a 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has received a number of prestigious awards, most notably three Ivor Novello Awards with one being for Outstanding Service to British Music, and he has written or co-written songs for the likes of Orbison ("You Got It") and Petty ("I Won’t Back Down" and "Free Fallin’").
Key songs in the Lynne catalog include: "Mr. Blue Sky," "Don’t Bring Me Down," "Evil Woman," "Livin’ Thing," "Telephone Line."