An English singer, composer, arranger, producer and a songwriter are Jeff Lynne. The world is well aware of this talented gem as he is quite famous for his work. Lynne, a.k.a. Clayton Wilbury and Otis Wilbury are known to be associated with many groups of musicians like The Move, ELO, etc. People like Tom Petty and George Harrison have recorded music together.
Many successful tracks have been included in Hollywood Walk of Fame. There is more to his life story than what anyone would get anywhere. To know more about the career, achievements and net worth of Jeffrey Lynne in 2018 read the article till its end.
Early Life & Biography
30th December 1947, a worldwide famous musician was born in Birmingham in the UK. He was born into an ordinary household of Philip Lynne and Nancy Lynne. Lynne decided his career path on seeing a rock music performance of Del Shannon.
His education started at the Alderlea Boy’s Secondary School situated in Birmingham. As a teenager, he began his musical career by forming his group called the Rockin’ Hellcats, later renamed as Andicaps, and they performed weekly at a community center. He played with the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and released many albums which were a hit.
Jeff Lynne married Rosemary Adams in 1972 but it didn’t work out, and so we found him getting remarried to Sandi Kapelson after his divorce in 1977. They had two daughters
Career, Awards & Nominations
In 1966 he grouped with the Nightriders as a guitarist, who renamed the band as the Idle Race. In the year 1970, he accepted Roy Wood’s invitation into their band called the Move and was successful in making two hit albums. After all, this started Jeff’s real career in music. Roywood along with Lynne planned to build a new and better music band named ELO in 1970. The Electric Light Orchestra was focused on making fusion music of the classical and electric rock n roll. 13 were the total number of albums produced by Jeff with the ELO.
Many of those were awarded platinum and gold certificates. Out of the Blue, A New World record, Time and Discovery are some of the hit albums of Lynne while at the ELO. He did not stop at this band and went on to carry out his career by himself for a better stage. He worked out his creations and worked with famous personalities and artists like Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and ofcourse George Harrison.
Jeff went on to make another music group and named it as Travelling Wilbury’s which included Dylan, Petty, Harrison and Roy Orbison. He was Otis and Clayton Wilbury himself in the group. There were two releases of this group, Travelling Wilbury’s Vol.1 and Vol.3. Apart from all of these releases, he made his solo albums too. The most popular ones are Long Wave (2012), Armchair Theatre (1990). Twice he was given the Ivor Novello award and the Golden Note Award by the American Society.
Net Worth & Earnings
Till date, he has a net worth of $35 million, and all of it is from his lifetime music care. He has been true to his passion, thus earned quite a lot of fame and wealth from it.
He is one of the few living inspirations in the world to all the passionate musicians.