KFIX Rock News: ELO’s Jeff Lynne To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

lynneinThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has revealed the list of celebrities who will be recognized with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Among the honorees are a number of luminaries from the music world, including Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne.

Lynne first found success when he joined the already established U.K. group The Move in 1970.

After that band broke up, Lynne formed the Electric Light Orchestra with Move band mates Roy Wood and Bev Bevan.

Jeff soon became the group’s sole guiding creative force, writing and producing such big hits as “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Turn to Stone” and “Don’t Bring Me Down.”

As a producer, Lynne also has worked on recordings by many other famous artists, including The Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Joe Cocker and supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, of which he also was a member.

Among the other music artists who also will receive stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame next year are the famed Motown songwriting team Holland Dozier Holland, pop-rock star and actor Rick Springfield, pop-funk artist Ray Parker Jr., pop starlet Katy Perry, late rapper Tupac Shakur and Mexican rock band Mana.

Right now, there’s no information as to where the new stars will be located, or when they will be awarded.

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