'It's hard to have 30 years off during your career': Inside the return of Jeff Lynne's ELO

James Hanley

Jeff Lynne is a living, breathing monument to rock‘n’roll. The ELO leader has been front, centre and even behind the scenes at a catalogue of globe-shaking events. He can happily recount the time he formed the legendary supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty; the time he produced the first new Beatles material in 25 years; and the time he revived his iconic band and headlined Wembley Stadium, to name but three.

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