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Mr Blue Sky thinking … Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Photograph: Publicity ImageThere’s something rather heartwarming about the return of Jeff Lynne’s ELO. While being a semi-retired rock star, forced out of the fray by the passing tides of fashion, is no one’s idea of a hard life, it’s also not what anyone with a yearning to make music for an audience wants for themselves. It all turned round for Lynne in 2014, when Radio 2’s head of music, Jeff Smith, persuaded him to headline the station’s Hyde Park concThanks for your feedback!
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The latest Arctic Monkeys album, out today, is worth a listen, but don't expect it to sound like the stuff they've done before. The guys continue their exploratory waltz through music history on Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, this time dipping into the ELO and Supertramp playbook to make some gorgeous (and some meandering) pop hits. Hell, on their Tonight Show appearance, above, Alex Turner is even cosplaying in the aesthetic of ELO's Jeff Lynn.Thanks for your feedback!
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Music legend Tom Petty, who has died at the age of 66, spent his illustrious career collaborating with many other musicians ranging from ELO's Jeff Lynne, George Harrison and, of course, Stevie Nicks. “Edge of Seventeen,” released in 1982, was the third single taken from her debut record Bella Nova and while Petty may not have featured on the track, he and first wife Jane Benyo served as inspiration for its title - all thanks to a simple case of miscommunication. After meeting Benyo, Nicks askThanks for your feedback!
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When Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers first emerged, they cut anomalous, even anachronistic figures in US rock. It was 1976, the year of The Eagles’ Hotel California and Peter Frampton’s Frampton Comes Alive!: not, on the surface, the ideal time to launch a band audibly obsessed with smart, snappy 60s pop, whose big idea appeared to be fusing the 12-string jangle of The Byrds with the tough swagger of the mid-60s Rolling Stones. The best they could hope for seemed to be sort of the cult successThanks for your feedback!
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“The next song is a request,“ Tom Petty told the crowd during his last ever UK show at London's Hyde Park earlier this summer. "Well, I know what's right," Petty sings before telling the listener, "I got just one life." He wanted his point to be on the nose - don't give up when life pushes you around - and, consequently wrote a song that can provide hope in fraught times (it got increased radio airplay in the weeks following 9/11 as a message of defiance against oppressive forces).Thanks for your feedback!