In some circles, Jeff Lynne is considered a Fifth Beatle. While in others, he’s considered not much more than a lucky fan of the band. Regardless, his link to The Beatles is indisputable. In this video, we’re exploring the biggest connections between Lynne, his band Electric Light Orchestra, and the Fab Four.
*** THE FOLLOW-UP VIDEO ON THE BEATLES’ INFLUENCE ON ELO COMING SOON. Subscribe so you don’t miss it!
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Dennis Elsas for his kind permission to use the Lennon photo and audio clip from denniselsas.com
Ken Sharp (ken-sharp.com) and Robert Porter (jefflynnesongs.com) for research assistance
The Beatles Anthology: https://amzn.to/2LvuTKz
Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO: https://amzn.to/2NRrx7k
Produced By George Martin, “Arena”: https://amzn.to/2Lldqpd
ITV Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ublpEJy2j54
“Hey Bulldog” clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxqzMYjjkW8
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y
The Beatles – “Glass Onion” https://amzn.to/2ZN3ysj
Electric Light Orchestra – “Showdown” https://amzn.to/2ZQDxIC
The Traveling Wilburys – “Handle With Care” https://amzn.to/2PIMjIU
George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You” https://amzn.to/2ZHoGEo
Ringo Starr – “Don’t Go Where the Road Don’t Go” https://amzn.to/2MRMvTX
Paul McCartney – “Beautiful Night” https://amzn.to/2N2Pklp
Beatles Forever bootleg – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2IZXaSqvhU
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Video length: 11:34
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