Jeff Lynne and The Beatles


Jeff Lynne and The Beatles

Jeff Lynne is an english rock musician who is probably best known for his involvement in ELO. Throughout the years he has collaborated on projects with one or more members of The Beatles

Beatles influence

The Beatles were a major influence on Jeff Lynne. In 1968, while performing with the Idle Race Lynne met The Beatles during the making their Double album. Years later Lynne admitted "To be in the same room as the four of them caused me not to sleep for, like, three days”. The original aim of ELO was to take up ”where the Beatles’ I Am The Walrus had left off, and to present it on stage”. Critics often compared Electric Light Orchestra to The Beatles and they were often criticized for "ripping off" the band. Lynne admitted that he ”was very influenced by the Beatles’ sound of ’68 and ’69. That has obviously been a big influence on the way I’ve looked at songwriting” and said that being compared with The Beatles was the "Ultimate compliment". [http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/vip/profile/ELObsessive/blog/5137/John__Paul__George_and_Ringo_____and_Jeff_Lynne.html John Paul George Ringo and Jeff Lynne ]

working with George Harrison

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With the Beatles

In 1994 Jeff Lynne was approached by the remaining three Beatles to help them produce their "new" songs and restore Lennon's vocals from poorly-preserved mono tapes containing some unfinished Lennon demos that they were given by Yoko Ono. The songs were Free as a Bird and Real Love. McCartney admitted he was worried over Lynne being chosen as producer saying "He's such a pal of George's. They'd done the Wilburys, and I was expecting him to lead it that way. To tell you the truth, I thought that he and George might create a wedge, saying, 'We're doing it this way' and I'd be pushed out." [http://www.face-the-music.de/beatle_e.html Jeff Lynne and the Beatles] .
Free as a Bird later won a grammy [Free as a bird] .

Flaming Pie

George Martin and Lynne co produced McCartney,s 1997 Flaming Pie album. Upon its May 1997 release, the critical reaction to Flaming Pie was very strong, with McCartney achieving his best reviews since 1982's Tug of War. The commercial reaction was everything McCartney could have hoped for. With fresh credibility even with young fans who had been introduced to him through the Anthology project, and anticipation raised with the excellent reviews, Flaming Pie debuted at #2 in the UK and US, giving McCartney his first US Top 10 album since Tug of War. In both countries, the album was the biggest entry in its initial week. [Flaming Pie ]

Brainwashed and concert for George

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