Friday, 3 April 2015

Recommended: Jeff Lynne: The Electric Light Orchestra: Before and After (John Van der Kiste)

#883: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) are pleased to announce that a fascinating new biography centred on the career of ELO maestro Jeff Lynne by acclaimed author John Van der Kiste will be published later this year in August. "Jeff Lynne: The Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After" (ISBN 9781781554920), researched and written by the same man who also brought us the superb biography "Roy Wood: The Move, Wizzard and Beyond", is scheduled for release on Monday 31st August via Fonthill Media and will be available to pre-order, at the time of writing, via these links thus:
The paperback, which comprises 192 pages plus thirty black and white photographs, will also be available to order in advance via and other reputable vendors outlets in the near future. This synopsis of the book (with the cover artwork to be confirmed as one of above two images) makes it all the more a 'must buy' for the many fans and followers of ELO/Jeff Lynne:

"A passionate music fan from childhood and much-respected teenage guitarist in his native Birmingham, Jeff Lynne rose through the ranks of various semi-professional local groups to become front man of the critically-acclaimed Idle Race, join the ever-popular Move, and help form the groundbreaking Electric Light Orchestra. After co-founder Roy Wood left in 1972, Lynne turned what had been a struggling fusion of rock and classically-inspired music into one of Britain’s most consistently successful acts. Following a run of hit singles and albums plus sell-out concerts throughout the world, he laid the group to rest in 1986 and combined a solo career with membership of the ultimate super group the Traveling Wilburys. His production credits include George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Del Shannon and above all the Beatles on their two final singles in the mid 90s. In the 21st century he returned to recording and performing under the ELO group name. This is the first-ever biography of one of the most highly-regarded rock performers of the last fifty years and includes full details of his spectacular career."

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After" by John Van der Kiste to those enlightened folks who like ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 03-Apr-2015

1 comment:

  1. I'll certainly buy this book, but It's not the first-ever biography. Maybe, it's the first one written in English? Last year I published an ebook on Jeff Lynne (in German), covering the years up to and including 1986, which will be followed by a second volume focusing on Jeff's career after 1986, soon.

    The first volume is based on 220 pages, Din A4.

    "Peter Sutter - Eldorado. Eine Reise durch die musikalischen Traumwelten des Jeff Lynne. (Teil 1)