Photo: Martyn AtkinsThis past June, it was announced that Jeff Lynne would be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014, and now comes word that the Electric Light Orchestra frontman also will be recognized with a similar honor in his hometown of Birmingham, England. The Birmingham Mail reports that Lynne is tentatively scheduled to be inducted into the city's Broad Street Walk of Stars on March 13.
According to the newspaper, the veteran rock musician, who also was a member of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys and is a renowned producer, hasn't confirmed that ***** be able to appear on the planned date for the ceremony.
"The date is not set in stone yet, but we're very keen to welcome Jeff and we understand that he's keen to take part," says Walk of Stars manager Mike Olley, "and we're looking at March 13 as the date."
Lynne will become the third founding ELO member to be inducted into Birmingham's Walk of Stars, following singer/multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood in 2010 and drummer Bev Bevan in 2011. Prior to ELO's formation, the three musicians also played together in the band The Move. Other musicians who also have been honored with Broad Street stars include Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi and Slade frontman Noddy Holder.
Lynne's music has been getting plenty of exposure of late, thanks to the Oscar-nominated film American Hustle, whose soundtrack features the ELO tunes "10538 Overture" and "Long Black Road," as well as a new solo track titled "Stream of Stars."
Meanwhile, no date has been set for Lynne's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
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