Jeff Lynne (born December 30, 1947) is a British singer-songwriter and was the founder of the Electric Light Orchestra in the 1970s as well as a co-founder, and a member, of the Traveling Wilburys in the 1980s. Prior to Electric Light Orchestra Lynne was a member of The Move and Idle Race. Lynne was born in Birmingham, UK
In 1990 he released a solo album "Armchair Theater".
Lynne teamed up with ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy to reform ELO in 2002 for an album called Zoom. A tour and DVD followed.
A tribute to Lynne called Lynne Me Your Ears, was released in 2002, and featured two CDs full of artists performing Lynne/ELO songs, including Todd Rundgren, SWAG (featuring members of Wilco, The Mavericks and Cheap Trick), Sixpence None The Richer, Doug Powell, PFR, Fleming and John, The Balls of France (Jerry Chamberlain of Daniel Amos), Rick Altizer and others.