Jeff on TV

 

Jeff Lynne on TV

Worldwide Appearances


Comments and Observations

Television is a powerful and critical tool for any artist to promote themselves and their music. Jeff Lynne has taken advantage of this and has a long history on TV from his first band, Idle Race, to today. An artist's often gets exposure on television to more people than the usual music outlets (radio and online) and it gives exposure to an audience that may not otherwise hear their music.

Jeff on TVChanging with the Times: The nature of TV appearances has evolved over time, with technology playing a big role. The early days were mostly live performances on music themed shows, and many of these were aimed at young people. Jeff's first appearances on TV were on shows such as this, including Rediffusion's Five O'Clock Club in the UK. No other record of Idle Race on TV is known and the band certainly never appeared on the popular BBC Top Of The Pops show. By 1970, Jeff had moved to join The Move. Many of his TV appearances in the 1970s were no longer live, but instead were simply mimed to the studio recording or a live vocal to a backing track. The Move and later ELO appeared on many of the popular shows, including Top Of The Pops, Disco 2, Lift Off and The Midnight Special. During this period, several concerts were also filmed and edited specifically for television broadcast, with the Fusion and Live At Wembley broadcasts being the most well-known.

With the coming of age for music videos in the late 1970s and early 1980s, it then became easier and cheaper for most artists to simply record the video and distribute it to various music related shows. Thus, several shows that traditionally featured live (or at least mimed) acts began showing music videos instead. These music videos, which in the early days were simply stage performances, would often be integrated into the show to appear as if it were a live performance. Eventually, music video shows evolved and although ELO recorded a full music video for the entire 1979 Discovery album, one music video show, The Blue Jean Network, simply broadcast (nearly) the entire set of these videos. ELO continued to make some live appearances through the 1980s, although all of them were mimed appearances only.

Jeff Lynne generally eschewed TV appearances after the demise of ELO in 1986, although he did appear from time to time for interviews to promote his production work in interviews only. He also had a few appearances to promote the Traveling Wilburys although with the difficulty of getting the group together for promotion, mostly they used the music videos to promote them. And other than a few appearances for the 2001 Zoom album and some documentaries, Jeff was little seen on TV for most of the 1990s and 2000s.

With the release of new albums and the resurgence of Jeff Lynne and ELO's popularity in the 2010s, Jeff appeared in a highly evolved TV landscape. By this time, there were hundreds of TV channels on both broadcast and cable networks as well as digital/online media, all competing for the populace's attentions. Jeff, primarily in England, appeared in interviews only on several of the talk/news shows, selling himself as much as his music. In this time, he also had the Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO documentary produced and performed the Live In Hyde Park show to help promote himself. Digital media, such as some online only broadcasters, were also part of the promotional game. Long gone were the days of the band going on the TV stage and just playing the song.

Jeff playing Strange Magic at Hyde Park 2014Live Concert Recordings: Several concerts have been filmed over the years. The first known broadcast is the Szene 74 show in 1974 (naturally) that was an almost full concert set filmed on a TV sound stage specifically for the show. ELO's management must have realized the power of having a live recording to promote the band's records and live shows. Management (Don Arden) had other concerts filmed later. This includes the Brunel University show, which was not known to have ever been broadcast on TV and is assumed to be part of an abandoned project. They did have the June 1976 concert filmed for the Fusion broadcast as well as the June 1978 concert for the Live At Wembley broadcast; these were produced, at least in part, by Don Arden on behalf of the band and the show was syndicated to various markets in England and worldwide. Although not a concert, the Discovery videos were produced by management for the same purpose, probably because the band was not touring to promote the Discovery album that year. It wasn't until the 2001 Zoom Tour Live concert that another full concert was filmed; this one was produced by Jeff himself with help from PBS in the US, which featured the first broadcasts. In 2012, rather than a concert, Jeff had the Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO documentary produced. And although not produced by Jeff himself or his management, the 2014 Live In Hyde Park for the BBC proved so successful that Jeff acquired the rights and used it for later promotion.

The band was scheduled to film a concert (described as a "mini-symphony") at the Rainbow Theatre in the UK on March 29th, 1973 for promotion and possible TV broadcast. However, it seems that this filming never happened and no such broadcast was possible.

The Don Kirshner Shows: The broadcasts in the US in the 1970s of the Don Kirshner produced shows have caused a great deal of confusion over the years. The early 1970s saw a boom of late night rock and pop music concert programs that proved very successful. The forerunner of this was The Midnight Special on NBC. In 1972, Don Kirshner produced a show for ABC called simply In Concert that was purported to feature all live acts, much like The Midnight Special. Some reports indicate that Kirshner had a falling out with ABC (possibly over how live these live shows actually were) fairly early on in the production of In Concert and was only actively involved in the early episodes. After the first season, he left and created Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, which had no network affiliation and was syndicated only. The promotion for this new show touted that they were all live performances, although as it turns out, ELO's first appearance was mimed. ELO made several appearances on both In Concert and Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. Due to the similarity in the show titles and the fact that Don Kirshner was producer of both (although at different times), this has, over the years, created a lot of confusion over which performances were from which shows. In truth, ELO's appearances are (1) In Concert live on August 1973, (2) Don Kirshner's Rock Concert mimed on April 1974, (3) In Concert live on July 1974, and (4) Don Kirshner's Rock Concert music video on October 1978.

Surviving Shows and Commercial Releases: Unfortunately, many of the very early TV appearances are lost. Up until the mid-1970s, TV shows were considered a consumable product, meaning that they were produced, broadcast, then no longer needed. No consideration was given to preserving these shows. There was no thought that anyone would want to see these shows years later, especially children's shows (as many of the early music shows were considered). And it certainly never occurred to anyone that this material might have commercial value decades later with the sale of videotape, DVD or electronic media. Thus, most of the early shows of Jeff on TV are lost with records reconstructed from TV listings and fan memories.

What has survived, however, has sometimes had commercial release. Certainly the most prolific has been the 1978 Live At Wembley concert that was initially release on VHS and Betamax tape and has been reissued on videotape, laserdisc, CED, CD, DVD, Blu-ray and digital-only ever since. The 1974 Szene 74 concert (under the Rockpalast version) and the 1976 Fusion broadcasts have also been frequently issued for purchase. The 2001 Zoom Tour Live concert also saw commercial release, although slightly edited from the original PBS broadcast. Just recently, the Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO documentary and the Live At Hyde Park concert have been released for purchase, although the latter was not what was originally broadcast, but rather a new audio mix by Jeff Lynne. Other shows that have had full or partial release include ELO and The Move on 2Gs And The Pop People and several of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame performances. The rights to some of these shows can sometimes be complicated, in part because no consideration was given to later commercial release.

Completeness of the Data: Note that this page attempts, for the most part, to document all of Jeff's TV appearances. The exception to this are the pages created especially for a TV show. These are:

Top Of The Pops (1964-2006 in UK)Beat-Club (1968-1972 in Germany)Set Of 6 (1971-1972 in UK)
The Midnight Special (1972-1981 in USA)Supersonic (1975-1977 in UK)

This also does not include Jeff's music as incidental music in non-musical TV programs, such as 10538 Overture in Life On Mars or Xanadu in Lost. Perhaps that will be another analysis for the future.

It is certain that all the appearances shown below are not 100% complete. There are surely several appearances that have been missed, although every effort has been made to add all nationally broadcast and verifiable appearances. It is true that sometimes Jeff and/or ELO appeared on local or syndicated broadcasts; these types of appearances are often poorly documented and not well known. If they are known and verifiable, then they are included here. (Editor's Note: I clearly recall in the 1970s and 1980s that my local network affiliates in Houston, Texas would sometimes feature short news segments that a band was playing or had played and they might include some short clips, even of the actual show. And there were dozens of local music video shows produced.) There is likely a lot of material missing that was produced outside the UK and USA as this is not as well documented either. Also not well represented here are Jeff's appearances in the 1990s to promote the Traveling Wilburys' album. Efforts are always ongoing to uncover more information and add them here.

Finally, an editorial comment on the YouTube (and other video sites) links shown here: the videos linked here are not put up by me (the editor). I have found and linked to shows where they are found. If you, the reader, note any dead links or know of a video that this page is not linked to, feel free to contact me (at the email address at the bottom of this page) and I will correct it. I have no personal interest in creating and maintaining a YouTube account at this time, but I'm happy to link to the videos if they are available.

Show and Artist Details Songs Performed Notes
Show: Five O'Clock Club
Five O'Clock Club title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Rediffusion (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 1967 or 1968
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Idle Race
Song: Skeleton And The Roundabout
The Move performing Skeleton And The Roundabout on 
Five O'Clock Club
Artist: Idle Race
Song: Come With Me
The Move performing Come With Me on 
Five O'Clock Club
Performance Type: Unknown

Hosted by Muriel Young, this music oriented program was oriented toward children and featured pop acts of the day. All broadcasts were in black and white only. No episodes of the program are known to survive.

"Along with their radio sessions, The Idle Race appeared on TV, most memorably on Five O'Clock Club. The show was presented by Muriel Young in the Manchester studio and Dave remembers performing The Skeleton And The Roundabout, Come With Me and reckons they probably did most of the other singles. At the time of writing, it was uncertain as to whether any of these shows still exist in the vaults."
Unknown (1994 - Face The Music fanzine #17)
Show: Disco 2
Disco 2 title card
Episode: S01E12
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 28 March 1970
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: Brontosaurus
The Move performing Brontosaurus on 
Disco 2
Performance Type: Unknown

Disco 2 filmed in color at Century 21 studios in Slough in Berkshire, England and, for the first series, ran 50 minutes an episode. The presenter for the first series was Tommy Vance and the only known guests on this episode were Yes and The Move. As the episode was wiped from the BBC archives, details are taken from TV listings only. The Move promoted their latest single, Brontosaurus and Roy Wood debuted his harlequin make up for the first time ever on this appearance. The entire episode was wiped from the BBC archives and is not known to survive in any format.

"I can remember the first time I broke out. It was on a TV show and we were doing Brontosaurus. I'd had a few pints that night, I can tell you. Maureen had made me a new coat for the occasion so I painted my face to match. The first the others knew about it was when they saw me. They just looked at each other, then looked at me leaping around, and Jeff stopped playing. I was so embarrassed. But once I'd done it I started to put it in the stage act and we were going well again. Yes, I'd say I'm a shy person, and that leaping around with paint on my face did wonders for my confidence."
Roy Wood (December 23, 1971 Rolling Stone)
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 9 April 1970
This was a completely live performance of Brontosaurus by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Beat-Club
  Broadcast Date: 18 April 1970
This was a completely live performance of Brontosaurus by The Move. See the Beat-Club page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 30 April 1970
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Brontosaurus by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 May 1970
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Brontosaurus by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Disco 2
Disco 2 title card
Episode: S02E08
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 31 October 1970
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: Unknown
The Move performing on 
Disco 2
Performance Type: Unknown

The show, filmed in color, ran 50 minutes an episode. The presenter for this, the second series, was Pete Drummond and the known guests on this episode were Slade, The Move, Clarence Carter and T2. As the episode was wiped from the BBC archives, details are taken from TV listings only. It remains very possible that the footage broadcast was not an original performance, but rather archive footage, thus Jeff Lynne may not be included at all. The entire episode was wiped from the BBC archives and is not known to survive in any format.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 12 November 1970
This was a completely live performance of When Alice Comes Back To The Farm by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Lift Off
Lift Off title card
Episode: S02E08
Broadcaster: Granada ITV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 25 November 1970
Running Time: 25 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: Unknown
The Move performing on 
LiftOff
Performance Type: Unknown

This was a color program, aimed at children. The title of the show was simply Lift Off at the time, but by the fourth series, it was retitled to Lift Off With Ayshea and sometimes these early episodes are incorrectly referred to by that title as well. The entire episode is not known to survive in any format.

  Show: Beat-Club
  Broadcast Date: 31 December 1970
This was a completely live performance of When Alice Comes Back To The Farm by The Move. See the Beat-Club page for details on this appearance.
Show: Whittaker's World Of Music
Whittaker's World Of Music title card
Episode: S01E08
Broadcaster: LWT (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 29 May 1971
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: The Move
Song: Tonight
The Move performing Tonight on 
Whittaker's World Of Music
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Performance Type: Mimed

This program was a music variety show hosted by singer Roger Whittaker, running for one season only in 1971. The version of the Move that appeared on this program was only Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Jeff Lynne as there was no bassist in the band at this time in their history. As this is a mimed performance only, this was not an issue.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 24 June 1971
This was a mimed performance of Tonight by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Disco 71
Disco 71 title card
Episode: S01E05
Broadcaster: ZDF (Germany)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 3 July 1971
Running Time: 45 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: Tonight
The Move performing Tonight on 
Disco 71
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Performance Type: Mimed

This performance again features only Jeff, Roy and Bev with no bass player. It is a mimed performance to the record, so this is not an issue. This same recording was also used on the June 24, 1971 performance of the BBC's Top Of The Pops. Although this performance was recorded specifically for Disco 71, it first appeared a week and a half earlier on the Top Of The Pops episode. This performance closed the show with the show credits running over part of the performance as it appeared in Disco 71

The full episode featured performances by Neil Diamond, Olivia Newton-John, Lulu and more.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 8 July 1971
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Tonight by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Lift Off
Lift Off title card
Episode: S03E03
Broadcaster: Granada ITV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 24 August 1971
Running Time: 25 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: Tonight
The Move performing Tonight on 
Lift Off
Performance Type: Unknown

This was a color program, aimed at children. The title of the show was simply Lift Off at the time, but by the fourth series, it was retitled to Lift Off With Ayshea and sometimes these early episodes are incorrectly referred to by that title as well. The entire episode is not known to survive in any format.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 October 1971
This was a completely live performance of Chinatown by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 4 November 1971
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Chinatown by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 11 November 1971
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Chinatown by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Lift Off
Lift Off title card
Episode: S03E12
Broadcaster: Granada ITV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 24 November 1971
Running Time: 25 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: Chinatown
The Move performing Chinatown on 
Lift Off
Performance Type: Unknown

This was a color program, aimed at children. The title of the show was simply Lift Off at the time, but by the fourth series, it was retitled to Lift Off With Ayshea and sometimes these early episodes are incorrectly referred to by that title as well. The entire episode is not known to survive in any format.

  Show: Beat-Club
  Broadcast Date: 27 November 1971
This was a completely live performance of Down On The Bay by The Move. See the Beat-Club page for details on this appearance.
Show: The Old Grey Whistle Test
The Old Grey Whistle Test title card
Episode: S01E11
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 30 November 1971
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: The Move
Song: Ella James
The Move performing Ella James on 
The Old Grey Whistle Test
Artist: The Move
Song: The Words Of Aaron
The Move performing The Words Of Aaron on 
The Old Grey Whistle Test
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Performance Type: Mimed

This the first of Jeff Lynne's two appearances on the long running The Old Grey Whistle Test program. This time around, the band added Bill Hunt playing (at least on The Words Of Aaron) both basoon and recorder. Only The Words Of Aaron is available as an excerpt from the full program. The performance of Ella James is not available and it's unclear if it survives the BBC archive wipe.

Show: Lift Off With Ayshea
Lift Off With Ayshea title card
Episode: S04E01
Broadcaster: Granada ITV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 12 April 1972
Running Time: 25 minutes
Artist: The Move
Song: California Man
The Move performing California Man on 
Lift Off With Ayshea
Performance Type: Unknown

This was a color program, aimed at children. By this time, the title of the show had changed from Lift Off to Lift Off With Ayshea as she was the show host. Unfortunately, the episode is not known to survive in any format.

As a side note, Roy Wood of the move and early ELO began dating host Ayshea around the time of this show and he later wrote the song Farewell for her which she released as a single in 1973.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 4 May 1972
This was a completely live vocal to tape backup performance of California Man by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 25 May 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of California Man by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 8 June 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of California Man by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Set Of 6
Broadcast Date: 20 June 1972
This was a live performance. See the Set Of 6 page for details on this appearance.!@#
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 22 June 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of California Man by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 29 June 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of California Man by The Move. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: 2 Festival Della Musica D'Avanguardia E Nuove Tendenze
2 Festival Della Musica D'Avanguardia E Nuove Tendenze title card
Episode: 2
Broadcaster: RAI (Italy)
Record Date: June 1972
Broadcast Date: June 1972
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: 10538 Overture
Electric Light Orchestra performing 10538 Overture on 
2 Festival Della Musica D'Avanguardia E Nuove Tendenze
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This Italian TV special was all about the four day music festival 2 Festival Della Musica D'Avanguardia E Nuove Tendenze (translated as the Second Festival of Avant-Garde Music and New Trends) in Italy and originally aired on Italian TV in June of 1972. Only a small portion of the band performing 10538 Overture (the middle instrumental parts only) at the festival are featured. Other bands appearing at the festival and featured in the TV special include several Italian bands such as Circus 2000, Stormy Six and Il Balletto di Bronzo as well as British bands Argent and Spencer Davis Group. The performance took place in Rome at the Stadium Tennis Foro Italico in June 1972. The show was presented by well known Italian personality Teo Teocoli.

ELO, with the strange concept of featuring strings and French horn in a rock 'n' roll band, certainly fit with the concept of avant-garde music for the festival. At the time, they were a new and unknown band, thus it did not get much more than a passing mention on the program. Still, it offers a rare glimpse into the first live line-up of the band when Roy Wood was still involved and it offers an incredibly rare look into the Italian tour. The exact date in June of the performance is unclear but given the dates of the Italian tour, it was probably on early in June, at the conclusion of the tour.

The program surfaced in 2014 as part of Rai Storia's historical documentation. The original recording was done at the 4:3 aspect ratio. Unfortunately, this video was cropped for the 16:9 aspect ratio of widescreen TVs. Thus for this rebroadcast documentary, the only available source of the footage, is missing the top and bottom of the image.

Show: 2Gs And The Pop People
2Gs And The Pop People title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: LWT (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 8 July 1972
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: 10538 Overture
Electric Light Orchestra performing 10538 Overture on 
2Gs And The Pop People
Artist: The Move
Song: California Man
The Move performing California Man on 
2Gs And The Pop People
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Performance Type: ive Vocal and Mimed Backing

Inside the Electric Light Orchestra 1971-1973 DVDTotal Rock Review DVDThese performances are rather interesting because of the timing. The program was broadcast in July 1972, about the exact time that Roy Wood split from ELO and The Move. The exact date of Roy's official exit in July is not known, but it's almost sure that the performance of California Man was Roy was a pre-recorded performance probably done in May or early June. The performance of 10538 Overture was later, leaving Jeff do perform the song without Roy in early July. Other performers include Labi Siffre and Offspring.

For 10538 Overture, because Roy was no longer with the band, Jeff was forced to mime Roy's vocal parts. The entire performance was mimed with no live musical performance. In this instance, the band was redued to a seven piece with Bev on drums, Jeff on lead vocal and guitar, Bill Hunt on French horn, Richard Tandy on bass guitar, Mike Edwards on cello and two other unidentified men on cello (possibly Andy Craig and one of the band's road crew miming). There was no violin player, although one of the unidentified cello players might be Wilf Gibson in disguise. Jeff is wearing his eye patch and captains hat that he wore in the music video and the Top Of The Pops appearance. The peformance is only about the first two minutes and 15 seconds of the song with the last 30 seconds or so obscured by superimposed dancers shown over the band.

The performance of California Man is bouncy and frenetic with the band this time featured as a five piece, with Jeff on piano, Bev on drums, Roy on saxophone, Bill Hunt on saxophone, and an unidentified person on stand up bass (and no one visible on guitar at all!). They are all seen in vintage 1950s era style, in the spirit of the song's mood. Jeff Lynne is sporting his sunglasses look, an early stage appearance, but it is probably just in the spirit of the song as all other performers are wearing colored glasses except for Bev. They mystery person on stand up bass may not be a musician with the band at all because he's doing a rather poor attempt at miming. This is a rather odd vocal performance, with the band miming to the record; both Jeff and Roy provide live lead vocals, but the vocals from the record can be heard too which provides an odd harmonic sound to the performance.

Portions of the performance of 10538 Overture were featured on the official release DVD Inside The Electric Light Orchestra in 2001 and Total Rock Review in 2005.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 27 July 1972
This was a completely live performance of 10538 Overture. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 3 August 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of 10538 Overture. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 17 August 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of 10538 Overture. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 25 December 1972
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of California Man. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 25 January 1973
This is a new episode featuring a disc play only of Roll Over Beethoven. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 1 February 1973
This is a mimed performance of Roll Over Beethoven. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 15 February 1973
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Roll Over Beethoven. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Crackerjack
Crackerjack title card
Episode: S12E04
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 23 February 1973
Running Time: 40 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Unknown (probably Roll Over Beethoven)
Electric Light Orchestra performing an unknown song on 
Crackerjack
Aimed at children, Crackerjack was a frenetic show with a lot of comedy, sketches and games with the children. It also featured a music spot which ELO apparently filled.

The episode is not known to survive the BBC wiping so little is known about the appearance.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 29 June 1973
This is a live performance of Roll Over Beethoven and Kuiama. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: American Bandstand
American Bandstand title card
Episode: S16E41
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 21 July 1973
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra performing Roll Over Beethoven on 
American Bandstand
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Performance Type: Mimed

This is ELO's first appearance on the long running American Bandstand but also their second appearance on American TV (the first was The Midnight Special in June 1973). The band mimes the song, while wearing their tuxedo stage clothes.

Only a small 30 second clip of the performance is currently available from the American Bandstand archives.

Show: In Concert
In Concert title card
Episode: 14
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: July 1973
Broadcast Date: 17 August 1973
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra performing Roll Over Beethoven on 
In Concert
Performance Type: Completely Live

This performance was recorded in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Royce Hall. Although the show aired in August 1973, it was probably recorded in mid-July when the band was on tour in the area. No video is available, however a good quality audio recording is.

This show, originally produced by Don Kirshner, is often confused with the syndicated Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 17 August 1973
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Roll Over Beethoven. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 11 October 1973
This is a mimed performance of Showdown. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 1 November 1973
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Showdown. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: The Mike Douglas Show
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Episode: S12E53
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 7 November 1973
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra performing Roll Over Beethoven on 
The Mike Douglas Show
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
Electric Light Orchestra performing Showdown on 
The Mike Douglas Show
Performance Type: Mimed

This is ELO's first appearance on this long-running syndicated show, hosted by American personality Mike Douglas. The show, like many talk shows of the period, featured talk with celebrity guests, with occasional musical or comedy guests. ELO's appearance featured their recent hit Roll Over Beethoven as well as their newest single, Showdown.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 23 November 1973
This was a mimed performance of Showdown and Ma-Ma-Ma Belle. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 8 February 1974
This was a new episode featuring a repeated mimed performance of Bluebird Is Dead as well as a repeat of an earlier performance of Showdown. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 March 1974
This is a mimed performance of Ma-Ma-Ma Belle. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 21 March 1974
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Ma-Ma-Ma Belle. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show title card
Episode: S12E161
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 15 April 1974
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Unknown
Electric Light Orchestra performing an unknown song on 
The Mike Douglas Show
Performance Type: Mimed

This is ELO's second appearance on this show. The songs performed are unknown at this time, but it likely at least included the latest single, Ma-Ma-Ma Belle.

This show is not available in any format. It is assumed to be a mimed performance.

Show: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert title card
Episode: S01E21
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 20 April 1974
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: New World Rising/Ocean Breakup Reprise
Electric Light Orchestra performing New World Rising/Ocean Breakup Reprise on 
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Dreaming Of 4000
Electric Light Orchestra performing Dreaming Of 4000 on 
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Electric Light Orchestra performing Ma-Ma-Ma Belle on 
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
Performance Type: Mimed

This performance was on Don Kirshner's new program, meant to complete with In Concert. Despite this program being touted as all live performances and this fact being used as a selling point, these ELO performances were actually all pre-recorded, mimed-to-the-record performances.

Video of these performances have turned up on bootleg circles from time to time (although currently not on YouTube or any video streaming service) and they are often labeled as "music videos" due to the mimed nature. It is quite certain that these were recorded specifically for Don Kirshner's Rock Concert only, although they may have been sold and/or rebroadcast on other music video programs over the subsequent years.

The exact date of the recording is uncertain, but it is believed have been done in April, 1974 at a New York City studio while the band was touring the American east coast.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 7 June 1974
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Showdown and Bluebird Is Dead. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: In Concert
In Concert title card
Episode: 37
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 19 July 1974
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Electric Light Orchestra performing In The Hall Of The Mountain King on 
In Concert
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Great Balls Of Fire
Electric Light Orchestra performing Great Balls Of Fire on 
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This is ELO's second appearance on the USA series, with a straight stage performance recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London, England. The actual performance date is unclear, but it is probably a prerecorded performance from February or March when the band was touring the UK or more likely in June 1974 when the band was in England recording tracks for the Eldorado album and occasionally doing some live shows in the area. As broadcast on In Concert, the band is introduced by American singer Mac Davis, but it is reasonably certain that he did not actually introduce the band on stage in England, but it was edited together to appear as if he did.

Show: Szene 74
Szene 74 title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: WDR (Germany)
Record Date: 4 October 1974
Broadcast Date: 11 October 1974
Running Time: 35 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Daybreaker
Electric Light Orchestra performing Daybreaker on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: N/A - Interview
Electric Light Orchestra being interviewed on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
Electric Light Orchestra performing Showdown on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Daytripper
Electric Light Orchestra performing Daytripper on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Mik's Violin Solo/Orange Blossom Special
Electric Light Orchestra performing Mik's Violin Solo/Orange Blossom Special on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Electric Light Orchestra performing Ma-Ma-Ma Belle on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Electric Light Orchestra performing In The Hall Of The Mountain King on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Great Balls Of Fire
Electric Light Orchestra performing Great Balls Of Fire on 
Szene 74
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra performing Roll Over Beethoven on 
Szene 74
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This was a unique, Hamburg studio performance of most of the On The Third Day tour setlist recorded specifically for this the German Szene 74 program and without an audience. The series, appropriately enough, changed names for each consecutive year and ran from 1972 to 1979 only. Following the Daybreaker, the show's opening song, the entire band takes part in a short interview by an unknown interviewer. Included in the interview is sound man, Rick Pannell.

Rockpalast title cardThe series quickly evolved into Rockpalast, the long running German series. The concert was rebroadcast on unknown dates later in the 1970s under the new name.

The date of October 11, 1974 is given for the date of the program, but it remains uncertain if this is the performance/recording date or the broadcast date (or they are the same). Given that ELO was touring Hamburg in late September, was in Belgium on October 1, it's probably the case that the October 11 date is the broadcast date and the performance/recording date was in September when the band was in the area.

Electric Ligh Orchestra Live DVDOut Of The Blue - Live At Wembley Blu-RayAnd it was released on DVD in 2010 on a set called Electric Light Orchestra Live: The Early Years (also featuring the 1976 Fusion concert from in New Victoria Theatre in London and previously unreleased footage of the band performing live at Brunel University on 1974. The release on the DVD was the Rockpalast version which moved the interview to the end of the broadcast. It was also released, under the Rockpalast version, as bonus material on the Out Of The Blue - Live At Wembley Blu-ray in early 2015.

This performance was done in TV studio with no audience. Thus, it's a bit unusual in that the band is not reacting to an audience and there is no noise between tracks other than the band talking amongst themselves or adjusting their instruments for the next song. This program is also the only known video recording or release of Mik Kaminski's violin solo performance.

Show: The Mike Douglas Show
The Mike Douglas Show title card
Episode: S13E62
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: 7 November 1974
Broadcast Date: 26 November 1974
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Poor Boy (The Greenwood)
Electric Light Orchestra performing Poor Boy (The Greenwood) on 
The Mike Douglas Show
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
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Performance Type: Mimed

This is ELO's third and final appearance on this long-running syndicated show, hosted by American personality Mike Douglas. ELO appeared, promoting the Eldorado album and performed a short, mimed set that included their latest single, Can't Get It Out Of My Head which was the edited single version only.

This particular episode was guest hosted by comedian Richard Pryor (who also featured with ELO on an episode of The Midnight Special) and featured guests Sally Kellerman, Harry Belafonte, and George C. Scott.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 17 January 1975
This was a completely live performance featuring live performances of In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Great Balls Of Fire, Eldorado Overture, Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Mik's Violin Solo/Orange Blossom Special, Laredo Tornado, Hugh's Cello Solo/Flight Of The Bumblebee and Roll Over Beethoven. ELO hosted the episode. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: AVRO's TopPop
TopPop title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: AVRO (Holland)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 1 March 1975
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Electric Light Orchestra performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head on 
AVRO's TopPop
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Performance Type: Mimed

This performance is a music video production created specifically for AVRO's TopPop. It shows the exterior of the "Forshaw Heath Social Centre Hall" in Birmingham and fades in as if the band is playing inside the building (although it's unclear if they are actually playing there or not). The band mimes to the single version of the song. This performance, although created specifically for AVRO's Top Pop was subsequently used as the promo video for the band and broadcast on later music video programs.

This ELO's only known appearance on this long running Dutch music program, but they very likely had music videos broadcast on other episodes.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 28 March 1975
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance of Can't Get It Out Of My Head and Great Balls Of Fire. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: Pop 75
Pop 75 title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Unknown (Germany)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 1975
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
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Performance Type: Live Vocal and Mimed Backing

This is a German music TV show, featuring various artists performing their latest singles. Other guests on the show include Albert Hammond, Jim Capaldi and Pilot. There is very little more known about the program, based solely upon a video clip featuring the show's introduction to the guests, then the Electric Light Orchestra performance.

This performance by the band has the band playing the song over the tape backing, with mainly Jeff's vocals high in the mix. Jeff sings very close to the tape player playback, thus there is a strange echo effect to the audio. Over the piano bridge, the piano on the tape is turned down, allowing for much of Richard's live piano to be heard. The performance is to the standard single version with a slightly earlier fade.

  Show: Supersonic
  Broadcast Date: 4 December 1975
This was a live vocal to tape backing performance. See the Supersonic page for details on this appearance.!@#start here
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 8 January 1976
This was a live vocal to tape backing performance. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 9 January 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: American Bandstand
American Bandstand title card
Episode: S19E16
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 10 January 1976
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra performing Evil Woman on 
American Bandstand
Performance Type: Media Play

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The song is featured as part of the Spotlight Dance portion of the show, where three couples exclusively dance to a song. The edited USA single version of the song is played and ELO makes no physical appearance.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 22 January 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 31 January 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 12 February 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 5 March 1976
This was a completely live performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 23 April 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 29 April 1976
This is a mimed performance. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: The Old Grey Whistle Test
The Old Grey Whistle Test title card
Episode: S01E11
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 4 May 1976
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne interviewed on 
The Old Grey Whistle Test
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Performance Type: Interview

In an interview only, Jeff talks about ELO's great success in America and fans wanting them to play some shows in the UK. He also talks about the upcoming recording of the new as-yet-untitled album (what's to be A New World Record).

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 25 June 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: Fusion
Fusion title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Syndicated (UK)
Record Date: 20 June 1976
Broadcast Date: 1976
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Poker
Electric Light Orchestra performing Poker on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Nightrider
Electric Light Orchestra performing Nightrider on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
Electric Light Orchestra performing Showdown on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Eldorado Overture
Electric Light Orchestra performing Eldorado Overture on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Electric Light Orchestra performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Poor Boy (The Greenwood)
Electric Light Orchestra performing Poor Boy (The Greenwood) on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Illusions In G Major
Electric Light Orchestra performing Illusions In G Major on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Strange Magic
Electric Light Orchestra performing Strange Magic on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: 10538 Overture/Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra performing 10538 Overture/Do Ya on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra performing Evil Woman on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Electric Light Orchestra performing Ma-Ma-Ma Belle on 
Fusion
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra performing Roll Over Beethoven on 
Fusion
Performance Type: Completely Live

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This is a live concert, recorded at the New Victoria Theatre in London during ELO's tour of the UK. The filming was produced and directed by Mike Mansfield, famous in the 1970s for his work on the Supersonic TV show and various music related films.

The exact nature of the recording and broadcast are unclear. No record of an actual TV broadcast is known, but it is believed that this concert was filmed at the behest of ELO's manager, Don Arden, and syndicated to various broadcast stations as a marketing tool. Certainly many UK fans recall seeing the show broadcast on TV in the 1970s. As it was syndicated, the broadcaster and date would have varied greatly.

The recording is not ELO's full set and certainly songs were left out, such Fire On High, the On The Third Day suite and the string player's solos which were part of ELO's stage set on this tour of the UK.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 17 September 1976
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 18 November 1976
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 2 December 1976
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop title card
Episode: Unknown (Series 1)
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: Late 1976
Running Time: 165 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Livin' Thing (unconfirmed)
Electric Light Orchestra performing an unidentified song on 
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
Performance Type: Media Play

This is a live children's show featuring a mix of comedy, music, news and games with the highlights being that children could call in and swap items with other childrean.

Although no hard evidence exists regarding this appearance, one fan recalls some detail. He reports that the group appeared in an outside broadcast segment called "Swaporama" (where one of the hosts (usually Keith Chegwin) would appear in a location somewhere in the UK, usually a park, and tell all the kids to come down for a swap). ELO were there in person to help him do swaps with the kids. The location may have been Birmingham and they likely mimed to their latest single, Livin' Thing.

Show: The Basil Brush Show
The Basil Brush Show title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 11 December 1976
Running Time: 25 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Unknown
Electric Light Orchestra performing an unidentified song on 
The Basil Brush Show
This was a children's program with Basil, the fox puppet interacting with various guests. The original show ran from 1968 to 1980 and was a variety show format, with various jokes, sketches and celebrity guests.

ELO's appearance on this show is confirmed, but how and what they did is unclear. It is thought that they did not make an actual appearance, but rather the Livin' Thing video was shown as that was their latest single. Other guests on the episode included Anita Harris, George Sewell and Tony Selby

The show is not available for review and is believed to have been wiped from the BBC archives.

Show: American Music Awards
American Music Awards title card
Episode: 4th Annual
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: January 1977
Broadcast Date: 31 January 1977
Running Time: 120 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra performing Livin' Thing on 
American Music Awards
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Performance Type: Mimed

ELO made an appearance at the 4th American Music Awards, held at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California. Introduced by Helen Reddy, the band mimes to the Livin' Thing single while set up on a colorful, tiered triangular stage.

It's unclear exactly when the performance was recorded, but it was surely not done live. The night of the broadcast, ELO was performing a show in San Diego. As they were on tour in the west coast of America, it was probably done a few days earlier or even just ealrier in the day.

Japanese Confusion singleThe picture sleeve for the Japanese Confusion single in 1979 used an image from this appearance.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 18 February 1977
This was a completely live performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 24 February 1977
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 10 March 1977
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 1 April 1977
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 29 April 1977
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 26 May 1977
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music
All You Need Is Love title card
Episode: S01E17 (Imagine: New Directions)
Broadcaster: LWT (UK)
Record Date: Late 1975
Broadcast Date: 4 June 1977
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Electric Light Orchestra performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head on 
All You Need Is Love
Performance Type: Mimed

All You Need Is Love DVDThis was a 17 part retrospective of popular music, directed by Tony Palmer for worldwide distribution. Each episode was approximately one hour long and focused on a specific aspect of popular music (although the focus tended toward rock oriented or inspired music). The last episode, entitled Imagine: New Directions, focused on what the producers thought the future of popular music would be. It featured a short, unique music video of ELO performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head with the implication being that the fusion of rock and classical would be a possible future for popular music. Other artists imagined to be the future include Black Oak Arkansas, Tangerine Dream and Mike Oldfield.

The performance video is unique to this documentary and it is mimed to the album version of the song. It shows the band, in a darkened room, performing the song, and is intercut with various film footage of waves crashing on a beach, a San Fransisco trolley, and boys rowing a canoe. There is no interview segment. The video was clearly produced in 1975 at the same time that the Evil Woman music video was produced as the clothes and style matches. It's unclear if the video was produced specifically for the All You Need Is Love: The Story Of Popular Music documentary or was something recorded at the same time as Evil Woman that was unused until the documentary.

Although this documentary was produced for worldwide distribution, it's first known broadcast was on LWT in the UK. It certainly repeated in the international market.

The documentary was released on a five disc DVD set in 2008. Unfortunately, the DVD producers decided to release it in widescreen format, thus cutting off the top and bottom of the original 4x3 aspect ratio footage. No known version of the original broadcast in the original aspect ratio is known to be available.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 9 June 1977
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 12 August 1977
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 21 October 1977
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 28 October 1977
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 3 November 1977
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 17 November 1977
This was a disc play only. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 16 December 1977
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: Countdown
Countdown title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: ABC (Australia)
Record Date: Late 1977
Broadcast Date: 24 December 1977
Running Time: 55 minutes
Artist: Bev Bevan
Song: N/A - interview
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Countdown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
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Performance Type: Interview and Promo Video

For this long running Australian music series, Bev Bevan is interviewed by Countdown personality Molly Meldrum, followed by an airing of the Telephone Line. ELO was experiencing a peak of popularity at the time and was just about to come to Australia for a series of shows. Countdown taped the interview with Bev in Los Angeles just a few weeks prior to the airing.

For the interview, Bev talks about the song Rockaria! (when a short bit of the the music video is shown, the recording of promotional film clips, recording at Musicland Studios, and the recording of Telephone Line. Following the short interview, running about four minutes only, the full Telephone Line music video is shown.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 9 February 1978
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 17 February 1978
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 23 February 1978
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 24 March 1978
This is a new episode featuring a repeat of an earlier broadcast performance. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
Show: Rock 'n Roll Sports Classic
Rock 'n Roll Sports Classic title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 3 May 1978
Running Time: 120 minutes
Artist: Richard Tandy
Song: N/A - Sports events
Richard Tandy on 
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Performance Type: N/A

Jeff Lynne does not actually feature in this show, but it is such a unique appearance by ELO members during the peak of ELO's popularity that it is noteworthy to be included here.

This is a rather unusual TV program that needs a bit of background to understand why it was made. Beginning in the mid 1970s, ABC in the US ran an ongoing series of specials, notably the Battle Of The Network Stars, which featured popular TV stars from various networks in a series of physical competitions. The stars, aligned with their respective networks, would compete in games such as relay races, tug-of-war and other games with the winning team players winning bragging rights (and reportedly money). Although it was mostly just a fun romp of watching TV actors outside of their TV characters and being relatively normal people. Each special was sportcast with gravitas by popular sports broadcaster Howard Cosell.

So it was that in 1978, an offshoot of this, Rock 'n Roll Sports Classic, was created to feature popular musicians in various sporting competitions pitting the "East" against the "West." Richard Tandy and Hugh McDowell from ELO were part of the competition (competing for the East), along with such musical stars as The Jacksons, Rod Stewart, Commodores, Sha Na Na, Leif Garrett, The Runaways, Anne Murray and more. The event took place at the campus fo University of California, Irvine, with actors Alex Karras, Ed McMahon, Kristy MacNichol, and Michelle Phillips in the sports broadcasting. Captains Phyllis Diller and Sandy Duncan are team captains and Susan Anton and Barbi Benton are assistant team captains.

The overall winner appears to be the West (the end of the available clip is cut off), thus the ELO team lost; it's unclear what the winnings were other than a trophy. The competitions that Richard and Hugh participated in are as follows:
ELO Star Competition Outcome
Hugh McDowell 100 yard dash third of eight
Hugh McDowell 50 yard freestyle swim fourth of eight
Hugh McDowell assists Helen Schneider at start of bicycle race N/A
Richard Tandy basketball loss (team competition)
Hugh McDowell relay race win (team competition)
Richard Tandy soccer kick-off loss (versus Rod Stewart)
Richard Tandy long jump win (team competition)
Richard Tandy & Hugh McDowell tug-of-war unknown (but probably loss)

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 6 July 1978
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Electric Light Orchestra Live at Wembley
Electric Light Orchestra Live at Wembley title card replace title
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Syndicated (UK/USA)
Record Date: 2 June 1978
Broadcast Date: 10 July 1978
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Introduction
Electric Light Orchestra and Introduction on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Standin' In The Rain
Electric Light Orchestra and Standin' In The Rain on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Night In The City
Electric Light Orchestra and Night In The City on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Turn To Stone
Electric Light Orchestra and Turn To Stone on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Tightrope
Electric Light Orchestra and Tightrope on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra and Telephone Line on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Rockaria!
Electric Light Orchestra and Rockaria! on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Wild West Hero
Electric Light Orchestra and Wild West Hero on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
Electric Light Orchestra and Showdown on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Electric Light Orchestra and Sweet Talkin' Woman on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra and Mr. Blue Sky on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra and Do Ya on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra and Livin' Thing on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra and Roll Over Beethoven on 
Live At Wembley
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Outroduction
Electric Light Orchestra and Outroduction on 
Live At Wembley
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This is probably the most well known of the TV shows because it was so widely seen, has had several commercial releases, and was the cause and subject of some controversy.

Live at Wembley VHS Live at Wembley VHS Live at Wembley VHS Live at Wembley VHS This was a concert done in one night at the Wembley Empire Pool in London. It was a charity concert to benefit the Invalid Children's Aid Association in the UK and was performed in front of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. It includes an introduction by actor Tony Curtis as well as the spaceship opening and closing footage. Directed by Mike Mansfield, who also directed ELO's Fusion concert two years prior, the concert is believed to have been syndicated all over the world as no "original" broadcaster or broadcast date is able to be identified. Surely this program was sold to different markets around the world by ELO's management.

As directed by Mansfield, several wild (and now dated) special effects are added, which sometimes makes it difficult to see the actual concert. The studio recordings were also heavily mixed into the mono TV track, which further made it difficult to hear the actual performance that night. It was this mixing in of the audio that created some controversy for the band. At the time, the band was involved in a lawsuit from Brass Ring Production, the promoter for the August 1978 concerts at the Pontiac Silverdome in which the promoter was seeking damages because the band used backing tapes for their show and they were accused of only miming on stage. Although the band did indeed use some backing tapes, this was only used for a few songs and it was only for parts that could not easily be created live (e.g. the intros to Fire On High and Can't Get It Out Of My Head) or as a guide at the start of the show only. The promoter had some severe cost overruns for this concert and was seeking to recoup some funds by withholding payment to ELO with the claim that they didn't really deliver a live show. This accusation may be false, but the argument against miming was poorly served by the Wembley TV broadcast that was being shown around the world at the time where the band actually appeared to be miming to the studio recording. What was heard on the TV broadcast was not what was actually heard that night. It was in 2006 that a remaster of the original audio was released that replaced the poorly chosen Mike Mansfield mono TV track with a remastered 5.1 audio track of the actual performance.

This TV show, because it was syndicated and owned by Jet Records rather than any TV studio, it was able to be released commercially several times over the years. It's first known release were in 1980 on VHS and BetaMax videotape in both the UK and US (and probably other territories) and it was released again on laserdisc format in 1981 in the US and Japan. There were several subsequent reissues on various video formats and even an audio CD release throughout the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s all of them using the inferior mono TV mix. In 2006, the original concert audio was remastered and remixed to a nice stereo and 5.1 audio and the show was released on DVD and Blu-ray with the new audio.

The actual name of the show is not entirely clear. It's probably best known as simply Live At Wembley, but as there is no proper title card or anything to identify a title on the broadcast, it probably doesn't have a name proper. The commercial releases over the years have varied between ELO - Live In Concert, Electric Light Orchestra - Live At Wembley, Live At Wembley - The Out Of The Blue Tour and Out Of The Blue Tour - Live At Wembley.

On the commercial releases, footage of Don, David and Sharon Arden greeting the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester is seen at the start, then following the concert, the the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester meet ELO, asking them questions and the attending Tony Curtis who provides them with the charity donation from the concert. It is unclear if this non-concert footage was part of any broadcast.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 29 July 1978
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 5 October 1978
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 12 October 1978
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Show: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert title card
Episode: S06E05
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 14 October 1978
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Turn To Stone
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Song: Wild West Hero
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Performance Type: Promo Video

This was very likely a broadcast of the Out Of The Blue Video EP, which featured the music videos with added animation before, after and between each song. Although this fact is unconfirmed, the order of the tracks as broadcast match perfectly to what is in the video EP. This is somewhat ironic for Don Kirshner's Rock Concert as it was a program that touted itself for live performances, even if many were mimed.

This is also the first known use of a music video in a major television program. This trend would increase after this, with many more music video appearances in such programs.

Show: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop title card
Episode: S03E03
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 14 October 1978
Running Time: 165 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Performance Type: Promo video

This was an airing of the Sweet Talkin' Woman video, ELO's newest single in the UK.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 26 October 1978
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Show: Captain & Tennille
Captain & Tennille title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 1978
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra/Bev Bevan
Song: Unknown
Electric Light Orchestra or just Bev Bevan 
Captain And Tennille
Performance Type: Unknown

Details on this appearance are unclear. Captain & Tennille was the self-titled musical variety show hosted by the duo, Captain & Tennille. There have been some reports of ELO appearing on the show, but no record of the actual appearance of the show is confirmed. Most episodes have been released on DVD, but none feature ELO at all. There is a report that the only participation may not be by the band at all, but rather Bev Bevan doing voice-over style TV promo ads, or commercials, for the show in question, rather than any actual performance.

Show: Twiggy's Jukebox
Twiggy's Jukebox title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: 4 December 1975
Broadcast Date: 1978
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra performing Evil Woman on 
Twiggy's Jukebox
Performance Type: Live Vocal and Mimed Backing

Twiggy's Jukebox was a syndicated TV show in North America that was hosted by model and actress Twiggy. The show featured her introducing various musical guests, with footage mostly taken from the UK's 1975/1976 Supersonic program. One of the episodes repeated ELO's Supersonic performance of Evil Woman. This performaance is notable in part because the smoke machines began overwhelming cellists Melvyn Gale and Hugh McDowell and had Jeff Lynne momentarily breaking into laughter on camera because of it.

Show: People
People title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: 1978
Broadcast Date: 1978
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Unknown
Electric Light Orchestra on People
Performance Type: Unknown

People was a TV news magazine produced in 1978 and possibly into 1979 that was a TV counterpart to the print magazine of the same name. Reports are that ELO had a segment on the show, but details are unclear on what the appearance was about. It was likely something to with the big Out Of The Blue tour that happened in 1978.

Show: The British Rock And Pop Awards 1978
The British Rock And Pop Awards 1978 title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 1979
Broadcast Date: 1979 April 11
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Award acceptance only
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Performance Type: N/A

For this British awards show, which was simultaneously broadcast on BBC1 (TV) and BBC Radio1, various awards were presented. Winners for the award were chosen by the British public (reportedly through a mail-in ballot). The Electric Light Orchestra won a Best Album award for the Out Of The Blue and Jeff Lynne was present at the ceremony to accept the award. Dance troupe Legs & Co were present to dance many of the numbers.

The show is only partially available at present with only a short clip of the closing credits is available. In the clip, the winners are restated and a brief clip of the acceptance is shown only, while Leg & Co dance to an orchestral rendition of the Bee Gees' Night Fever. It is not believed that Jeff did any sort of performance and was simply present, without the rest of the band, to accept the award.

This annual award ceremony started some time in the 1970s with the earliest known records being 1976 and it stopped altogether by the mid-1980s.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 24 May 1979
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 7 June 1979
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 26 July 1979
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 9 August 1979
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 6 September 1979
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  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 14 September 1979
This was a music video broadcast. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 20 September 1979
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Show: Don Kirshner's Rock Concert
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert title card
Episode: S07E03
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 29 September 1979
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Song: Last Train To London
Performance Type: Promo Video

This episode aired the promo videos only. Don Kirshner's Rock Concert had previously been known for having live performances only, but by this time, they were relying on the easier and cheaper use of promo videos and non-original concert footage.

Show: Tiswas
Tiswas title card
Episode: S06E01
Broadcaster: ITV (UK)
Record Date: Late 1979
Broadcast Date: 3 November 1979
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Bev Bevan
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This is an interview with Bev Bevan only, prerecorded at his personal home in England. He is interviewed by Tiswas host, Sally James. They primarily talk about the new LP being released in time for Christmas (ELO's Greatest Hits), football, Bev's home, Jeff writing songs for Xanadu and ELO's plan to record them in 1980, and possible touring in the next year as well. Throughout the interview, a loop of Last Train To London is played in the background.

Following the interview, Sally James is seen back in the studio with Chris Tarrant where she shows a mockup of the new album cover as well as mentions the new double A-side single, which is Confusion and Last Train To London.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 22 November 1979
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Show: American Bandstand
American Bandstand title card
Episode: S23E10
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 5 January 1980
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Last Train To London
Performance Type: Promo Video

This episode aired the promo video only. Another known guest on the episode was John Cougar Mellencamp.

  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 22 February 1980
This was a music video broadcast. See the The Midnight Special page for details on this appearance.
  Show: The Midnight Special
  Broadcast Date: 30 May 1980
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Show: Making Xanadu
Making Xanadu title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: August 1980
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
Song: N/A - Interviews and Song Excerpts
Jeff Lynne and Olivia Newton-John on 
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Performance Type: Media Play + Interview

This special mainly focused on the film's choreography and how the film was produced, including several dance sequences, behind the scenes bits, and interviews with Olivia, Robert Greenwald, Larry Gordon, Gene Kelly and Michael Beck. It uses snippets of most songs from the film, including ELO's All Over The World, I'm Alive, Don't Walk Away and Xanadu. The use of All Over The World is a short section of an early cut of Gene Kelly dancing in a fancy clothing store to an early, instrumental version of All Over The World. About two-thirds of the way through the special there are a couple of interview segments about the music, filmed on the set with Olivia Newton-John, John Farrar and Jeff Lynne. In this section, Jeff talks only briefly about the challenges of creating the music for the film. He also acts a clown in some spots (he needs more ice in his drink or calling out "Hi, Mom!" to the camera), making Olivia laugh uncontrollably at his antics. The special ends with the cast and crew at the wrap party, dancing to Michael Jackson's Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough. The crowd at the wrap party includes several celebrities, but there is no sight of Jeff Lynne or anyone from ELO. The Making Xanadu special was produced by Olivia's then-boyfriend and manager, Lee Kramer.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 7 August 1980
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 August 1980
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 27 November 1980
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Show: The Blue Jean Network
The Blue Jean Network title card
Episode: S01E25
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: 1979
Broadcast Date: July 1981
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Need Her Love
Song: The Diary Of Horace Wimp
Song: Confusion
Song: Midnight Blue
Song: Last Train To London
Song: On The Run
Song: Wishing
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Song: Shine A Little Love
Performance Type: Promo Video

Details on this series is a bit difficult to nail down. It was a syndicated series, created by Donny Osmond and premiered on November 30, 1980 and running into 1981. The show had no host and was simply music and interviews supplied by the musical stars on the show. As the series was syndicated, it aired on variable stations and variable nights so pinpointing an exact broadcast date is impossible. Some sources indicate that there were only 9 episodes produces, but others imply that there were many more. The Electric Light Orchestra episode aired not only all the Discovery videos, but also featured an dance troupe on roller skated called "Rock 'n' Rollers". Some records show that this episode also aired as late as mid-July in 1981, with TV listings confirming a broadcast on Saturday, July 18, 1981 in Lawrence, Kansas and another on Friday, July 17, 1981 in Santa Cruz, California.

The order of the videos as broadcast was rearranged compared to the order from the album (and later commercial releases). The version of the Shine A Little Love video used was not the standard Discovery video version with the band in the smoky studio set, but rather the one filmed in Musicland Studios instead. The closing credits for the show scrolled up the screen during Shine A Little Love.

Show: ATV Today
ATV Today title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: ATV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 12 August 1981
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne interviewed on 
ATV Today
Performance Type: Interview

In this short news segment, Keith Wootton visits the band at their secret rehearsals (Jasper Carrott's folk club in Solihull called The Boggery), where they are practising prior to their forthcoming tour of the USA. Interview with Jeff Lynne about the group's plans to be less gimmicky and to produce a better sound; also about the high cost of touring with their extravagant sets, etc. Introducing two new members of the group, arranger Louis Clark and Dave Morgan.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 13 August 1981
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 27 August 1981
This was a disc play only. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 5 November 1981
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Profiles In Rock
Profiles In Rock title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Syndicated (International)
Record Date: 1980
Broadcast Date: Late 1981
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Song: Shine A Little Love
Song: Hold On Tight
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Also: Extensive interview with Bev Bevan
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Performance Type: Interview + Promo Video

This is documentary style program mainly focused around an interview with Bev Bevan by journalist Doug Pringle. It was produced in Canada, and syndicated worldwide. The program was ostensibly to promote Bev's new The ELO Story book, and several images are lifted directly from the book.

Jeff is not interviews and makes appearances through music videos. As the interview is with Bev, it tells mostly his story and thoughts. ELO's Don't Bring Me Down is played over the intro and closing credits. Following the intro:
Bev on about modern music
Bev on early days in music and The Move
Sweet Talkin' Woman music video
Bev on the formation of ELO
Bev's relationship with Jeff
Bev on the disco of Discovery
Shine A Little Love music video (Musicland version)
Bev on keeping spirits up
Bev on what life is all about
Bev on his marriage
Hold On Tight music video
Bev on the new wave of music
Bev on his early influences
Bev's free time
Bev on his idols
Don't Bring Me Down music video
Bev on ELO's popularity

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 21 January 1982
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Show: Unknown
Unknown Swedish TV Program title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Unknown (Sweden)
Record Date: February 1982
Broadcast Date: February 1982
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Bev Bevan
Song: N/A - Interview
Bev Bevan on 
Unknown Swedish TV program
Performance Type: Interview

Bev gave a short interview on an unidentified Swedish TV show, talking about ELO's popularity in Sweden, the Time tour, and various band members' solo recordings. He also talks about Fred the Robot and ELO's now sound on the Time album.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 23 January 1983
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: American Bandstand
American Bandstand title card
Episode: S26E20
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 26 February 1983
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Kelly Groucutt
Song: Am I A Dreamer
Kelly Groucutt performing Am I A Dreamer on 
American Bandstand
Artist: Kelly Groucutt
Song: You Don't Need To Hold Me Tight
Kelly Groucutt performing You Don't Need To Hold Me Tight on 
American Bandstand
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Performance Type: Mimed + Interview

Although this is does not feature a Jeff Lynne appearance in any way, it's noted here for it's strong ELO connect during the peak of the band's popularity and active years.

Kelly Groucutt was about promoting his solo album. Between mimed performances of the two songs, Kelly was interviewed about his new album and his involvement with ELO. Kelly states that the album was made with the blessing of ELO, with band members (but not Jeff) on the album, and that he would continue on with ELO despite the solo effort. However, the album and Kelly's lawsuit against ELO was causing tension with the band and their management and Kelly was already being shut out of the recording sessions. He would only go on to make the music videos for the Secret Messages album released later that year and then he was dismissed from the band.

Show: Solid Gold
Solid Gold title card
Episode: S03E25
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA/Canada)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 12 March 1983
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Kelly Groucutt
Song: Am I A Dreamer
Kelly Groucutt performing Am I A Dreamer on 
Solid Gold
Performance Type: Mimed + Interview

This program was a syndicated musical variety show, featuring current artists and their current hits. The show was well known for it's Top Ten countdown and the sexy Solid Gold Dancers. This particular episode was hosted by Marilyn McCoo and Rex Smith.

Kelly performed another mimed version of his single, promoting his new album, Kelly.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 7 July 1983
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: American Bandstand
American Bandstand title card
Episode: S26E45
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 3 September 1983
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Rock 'n' Roll Is King
Performance Type: Promo Video

This was a showing of the music video only. Records show that the bands The Flirts and X were also on this episode.

Show: D-TV
D-TV title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Disney Channel (USA)
Record Date: 1984
Broadcast Date: 1984
Running Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra featuring Evil Woman on 
D-TV
Performance Type: Media Play

The Disney Channel featured a series of music videos inspired by MTV music videos, where they took popular songs from the past and included clips of old Disney cartoons to the music. The name, D-TV, is a variation of the popular MTV channel name. These short music videos were shown as filler on the show. They were first known to have been created and broadcast in 1984, but they repeated multiple times over the next few years from time to time.

ELO's Evil Woman was featured, playing only from the third chorus to the end of the song (including the last verse) while various footage of female antagonists (the "evil women") from Disney cartoons are shown.

Show: Unknown
Unknown 1986 title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: 1986
Broadcast Date: 1986
Running Time: 1 minute
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne interviews on 
an unknown 1986 source
Performance Type: Interview

A series of interview segments with Jeff Lynne were featured on MTV in 1986 around the time of the USA Balance Of Power. There were two known thirty second segments (there may have been more) that were repeated and scattered about during the day, used as bits of filler between music videos or during short music news segments. Each segment featured Jeff Lynne, sitting down, with multi-colored studio lights behind him while he talked about the challenges of recording ELO's newest album.

The actual source of the material is unclear. It may have been something created by CBS specifically for promotion and distribution to TV music outlets, thus it may have been part of an electronic press kit. As such, segments were likely used on many other channels, although at this time, MTV in America is the only confirmed broadcast.

Show: Unknown
Unknown 1986 title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Sky (UK)
Record Date: 1986
Broadcast Date: 1986
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan interview on 
an unknown 1986 source
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Calling America
Performance Type: Interview + Promo Video

The exact source of this interview is uncertain as it's known from a clip only. It was an interview with Jeff and Bev by an unidentified interviewer in a TV studio with a showing of the Calling America music video also broadcast. It was broadcast on Sky TV, which was a satellite service available across Europe at the time. The program is thought to be not a series at all, but a set of continuing music video, news and interviews broadcast continuously, much as MTV was doing at the time.

Show: Heart Beat '86
Heart Beat '86 title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 15 March 1986
Broadcast Date: 2 August 1986
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra performing Telephone Line on 
Heart Beat '86
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra performing Do Ya on 
Heart Beat '86
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Rockaria!
Electric Light Orchestra performing Rockaria! on 
Heart Beat '86
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Hold On Tight
Electric Light Orchestra performing Hold On Tight on 
Heart Beat '86
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra performing Don't Bring Me Down on 
Heart Beat '86
Artist: All-Star Band
Song: Johnny B. Goode
All Star Band performing Johnny B. Goode on 
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This was a charity concert at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham, England, coordinated by Bev Bevan to benefit Birmingham Children's Hospital. Also on the bill was The Steve Gibbons Band, The Fortunes, Roy Wood, UB40 and Ruby Turner, Applejacks, Robert Plant and Big Town Playboys, The Rockin' Berries and finally The Moody Blues, but not all artists or songs were broadcast. This was ELO's first live performance since March, 1982, four years earlier, and it was the premiere of Martin Smith on bass in the band.

The band performed a shortened live set. Several songs were performed that night, but did not make it into the TV broadcast; songs included are Twilight, Evil Woman, Livin' Thing, Turn To Stone, Rock 'n' Roll Is King, Calling America, Mr. Blue Sky, Roll Over Beethoven, a pop medley of Sweet Talkin' Woman and Confusion and finally Ma-Ma-Ma Belle which was actually the start of a rock medley with Do Ya and Rockaria!. The latter medley was only partially broadcast, but edited so that viewers were not aware.

Closing the show was an all-star jam of the rock 'n' roll songs Lucille and Johnny B. Goode in which ELO participated. However, only Johnny B. Good was actually broadcast on the original BBC showing. Joining in the all-star jam were Noddy Holder, Roy Wood, Justin Hayward, Ace Kefford, Denny Laine, Robert Plant and more. Joining them for Johnny B. Goode only was Jeff's new friend, George Harrison.

Although the show was performed in March of 1986, for unknown reasons the show wasn't broadcast until August 2nd. It apparently was shown on MTV in the USA on November 12th.

The All-Star Band performance of Lucille was not part of the original BBC broadcast, however video exists of the performances. The origin of this performance is taken from an unidentified MTV broadcast, possibly the one on the US on November 12th, which would mean the concert had a different edit. What edits, if any, are undetermined.

Show: Wogan
Wogan title card
Episode: S06E48
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 25 April 1986
Broadcast Date: 25 April 1986
Running Time: 35 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: So Serious
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Performance Type: Mimed

This show was the popular BBC talk show typically hosted by Terry Wogan, thus the name of the show. However, for this particular episode for ELO's appearance, Terry Wogan was not available Kenneth Williams hosted instead.

The appearance by ELO was a simple mimed performance. Curiously, Mik Kaminski appeared and mimed violin while Louis Clark and Dave Morgan mimed cello, imitating the familiar set up for the band-- this, despite the song not featuring any strings at all. Jeff and ELO have no interaction at all with Kenneth Williams during the appearance.

Other guests on the program include Nicholas Parsons, Bertice Reading, Fay Masterson and Denise Coffey.

Show: MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Festival
MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Festival title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: Between 7 and 10 May 1986
Broadcast Date: 17 or 18 May 1986
Running Time: 21 hours
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: N/A - Interview
Electric Light Orchestra interviews on 
MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Festival
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Calling America
Electric Light Orchestra performing Calling America on 
MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Festival
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: So Serious
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MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Festival
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Performance Type: Mimed

Article from May 10, 1986 issue of Billboard
Article from May 10, 1986 issue of Billboard
This was an appearance at the Golden Rose in Montreux, Switzerland as part of their annual musical festival. ELO performs two songs, but they are obviously staged as they are mimed performances only (while most artists at the event are actually live). As part of the MTV broadcast, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy are featured extensively in various scenes as they are strolling along the banks of Lake Geneva. A camera follows them about at various times, showing different scenes, including playing around with an umbrella, making comments about the rain, a "balance of payments" joke, a Swiss army knife, writing postcards to Margaret Thatcher about wanting mountains in England and much more. In addition, MTV DJ Nina Blackwood interviewed them, asking about touring. Their behavior is quite erratic during these segments, with some fans accusing them of perhaps being a little drunk during the interview.

The actual name of the event has been confusing over the years. The event in which ELO took part between May 7 to 10 was called the "International Music & Media Conference" (the first annual, apparently) and took place to coincide with the annual Rose d’Or (Golden Rose) awards held in Montreux, Switzerland. The end of the event culminated in the The Montreux Golden Rose IM&MC Gala. In addition, Montreux features an annual event called the "Montreux Jazz Festival" and 1986 was the 20th year of the event. This event, although originally a jazz oriented event, eventually branched out into rock as well. In truth, the Montreux Jazz Festival for 1986 actually occurred on July 3 to 19, therefore ELO's appearance was clearly not part of the jazz festival. When the program aired on MTV, it aired footage from the International Music & Media Conference as well as the Golden Rose celebration, but the program for this was entitled: MTV On Location: Montreux Rock Festival. Therefore, this event is often incorrectly referred to as the "Montreux Rock Festival" (of which there is no such thing!), "Golden Rose" and "Golden Rose of Montreux".

The purpose of the "International Music & Media Conference" was to bring together high profile people in the music related media industry (TV, radio, home media, etc) for the purposes of exchanging ideas and looking forward to the future of the music industry. Many artists were invited, some performing live, some miming (such as ELO) and some presenting their latests music videos. Further, music media outlets, with MTV in particular, were invited to take part it was from this that footage was collected and edited for the May 17 and 18 broadcast. It remains uncertain which dates of the two day broadcast that the ELO appearance took place.

Show: Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party
Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: NBC (USA)
Record Date: 23 May 1986
Broadcast Date: 23 May 1986
Running Time: 120 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: So Serious
Electric Light Orchestra performing So Serious on 
Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Calling America
Electric Light Orchestra performing Calling America on 
Disneyland's Summer Vacation Party
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Performance Type: Mimed

This was a rather unusual special which was a variety show type of program, featuring popular musical and comedy personalites at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Airing at the start of the summer season and aimed at a young audience, the show was hosted by popular young actors from current American TV shows (Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Scott Valentine and Malcolm-Jamal Warner).

ELO's appearance was simply two mimed stage performances of their current singles. Once again, Mik Kaminski is on stage miming violin while Dave Morgan and Louis Clark and miming cello for So Serious, despite the song not featuring the instruments at all. For Calling America, they mime the more appropriate keyboard or guitar. Only the last verse to the end of So Serious is seen because the hosts are showing and talking about a 1970s retrospective over the start of the song (which can partially be heard in the background). Following Calling America, Jeff gives a quick introduction to Jerry Sienfeld.

Other guests on the show include Adam Ant, Chubby Checker, Oingo Boingo, Kenny Loggins, Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno and Brenda Lee.

Show: American Bandstand
American Bandstand title card
Episode: S29E44
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 28 June 1986
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Calling America
Electric Light Orchestra performing Calling America on 
American Bandstand
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: So Serious
Electric Light Orchestra performing So Serious on 
American Bandstand
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This is ELO's last appearance on this popular and very long running American music program (at the time on its 29th season). It's also probably the most interesting ELO appearance.

The band once again mimes their latest singles and once again Mik Kaminski mimes violin and Louis Clark and Dave Morgan mime cello on So Serious. What makes this appearance particularly interesting as it features a nice introduction by Dick Clark, then between the songs, Dick gives a quick interview with Jeff. Jeff seems a big uncomfortable with the interview, cracking jokes and rarely giving any serious answer other than the stock, canned answers that he often gave at the time.

Patti Austin was another artist featured on this episode.

Show: Solid Gold
Solid Gold title card
Episode: S06E??
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 1986
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: So Serious
Electric Light Orchestra performing So Serious on 
Solid Gold
Performance Type: Mimed

This is the syndicated pop music show. This particular episode was hosted by Dionne Warwick.

Details on this appearance are difficult to pin down. There exists a clip that briefly shows Dionne Warwick introducing the band and she was a well known host of Solid Gold at the time. However, an extensive search of Solid Gold episode guides does not list this appearance at all. It is believed that the episode guides are flawed. They also list an early July episode of Solid Gold with ELO performing Calling America, but this is surely in error as the album was no longer being heavily promoted by then (four months after the release) and the song was a mild success at best.

Show: ITN News
ITN News title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: ITV (UK)
Record Date: 26 October 1986
Broadcast Date: 26 October 1986
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: George Harrison and Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A
George Harrison and Jeff Lynne on 
ITN
Performance Type: N/A

The news program ITN News provided various short news stories for UK audiences on the ITV network. In this segment, reporter Paul Davies reported on the 1986 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide, covering the racers and action that day. George Harrison and Jeff are briefly shown in the pit area taking photographs and enjoying themselves, although Davies only points out George and makes no mention of Jeff.

Show: The Prince's Trust: Rock Gala
The Prince's Trust: Rock Gala title card
Episode: #2
Broadcaster: ITV (UK)
Record Date: 5 and/or 6 June 1987
Broadcast Date: 20 June 1987
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: George Harrison
Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George Harrison performs While My Guitar Gently Weeps on 
The Prince's Trust: Rock Gala
Artist: George Harrison
Song: Here Comes The Sun
George Harrison performs Here Comes The Sun on 
The Prince's Trust: Rock Gala
Artist: Ringo Starr
Song: With A Little Help From My Friends
Ringo Starr performs With A Little Help From My Friends on 
The Prince's Trust: Rock Gala
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Performance Type: Completely Live

The Prince's Trust Rock Gala VHS The Prince's Trust Rock Gala CD Although the Prince's Trust, a charity organization started by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales has been going since 1976, in 1986 a rock gala event was added to raise funds. The second such event was in June of 1987, when Jeff was in George Harrison's Friar Park home studio recording tracks for the Cloud Nine album. George and Ringo were invited to perform at the event and Jeff was brought along to the event. Although Jeff had no headline performance, he was performing guitar and backing vocals center stage with George Harrison during his performances and shared the microphone with George, Elton John and Eric Clapton during the all-star jam at the end of the concert.

The concert was broadcast several weeks later, combining performances from both nights of the concert, in ITV. The concert was also released on VHS, laserdisc, LP and CD later in 1987, although this was edited from the TV broadcast. The edits that were done between the TV broadcast and the commercial releases are uncertain as the TV broadcast is not currently available for review, although it is believed that the two George Harrison songs and Ringo's With A Little Help From My Friends (which is the all-star jam) are unaltered between the two. The YouTube link provided here is of the VHS release, not the TV broadcast.

The concert was also broadcast in the USA on 13 October 1987 on an unidentified TV station (possibly MTV) under the title The Second Annual Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert. Any further edits for the USA broadcast are uncertain.

The TV broadcast was subsequently released in the following years on VHS videotape, LP, CD and laserdisc. It has never been issued on DVD.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 29 October 1987
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Disney's DTV Monster Hits
Disney's DTV Monster Hits title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: NBC (USA)
Record Date: 1984
Broadcast Date: October 1987
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra on 
Disney's DTV Monster Hits
Performance Type: Media Play

This was a Halloween special featuring a compilation of the Disney Channel's D-TV music videos that had a Halloween type of theme. As the Evil Woman video features several frightening women in the video, it's a perfect fit for the theme. The show was narrated by actor Jeffrey Jones.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 5 November 1987
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 26 November 1987
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: The Week In Rock
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: 20 January 1988
Broadcast Date: Week of 20 January 1988
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and The Rock Hall Jam Band
Song: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and The Rock Hall Jam Band performs (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction on 
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Performance Type: Completely Live

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live - Sweet Emotion DVD The third Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. At this ceremony, The Beatles were inducted and Jeff Lynne was invited to attend through his new friendship with George Harrison. Although Jeff had no part in the induction, he did come on stage in the closing jam session, performing guitar on the Rolling Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Jeff would share the stage with Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, Jeff Beck, Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, Little Richard, Mary Wilson, Mike Love, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and more, only contributing a small part to the song himself. The entire ceremony was filmed, but never broadcast in its entirety as later ceremonies mostly would be. It was only shown in various news footage around the US.

Starting in 1987, MTV began airing a weekly TV news program called The Week In Rock in which the latest in the world of pop music was reported. Each episode would run multiple times over the course of a week. It was on this program that the 1988 induction ceremony was reported, and the full performance of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction was shown and the end and over the closing credits. It is known that other news outlets broadcast parts of the ceremony, including many local stations and syndicated Entertainment Tonight, however only MTV's The Week In Rock has been known to broadcast the full closing jam with Jeff Lynne's participation.

The full performance was released on DVD in 2009 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live set (on the "Sweet Emotion" disc). The YouTube clip provided here is from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame archives and is not what was originally broadcast on MTV. That footage is not currently available.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 25 February 1988
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Rock Flash
Rock Flash title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: MuchMusic (Canada)
Record Date: December 1988
Broadcast Date: December 1988
Running Time: 7 minutes
Artist: Traveling Wilburys
Song: Handle With Care
Performance Type: Promo video

Rock Flash was a short periodic music news program used on the MuchMusic network. It was hosted by Kim Clarke Champniss and featured current news stories.

There was a feature on the recent death of Roy Orbison featured in December 1988. It gave a very brief review of his career from Sun Records to current times, and talks about his recent success, including his time with the Traveling Wilburys. Various clips of the Handle With Care music video are shown and a brief clip of Roy talking about the nature of the Traveling Wilburys is also shown.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 31 December 1988
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 12 January 1989
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 19 January 1989
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Unknown
Unknown Mystery Girl Documentary title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: January 1989
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison
Song: Interview
Jeff Lynne with Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and George Harrison on 
an Unknown Mystery Girl Documentary
Performance Type: Interview

This is a documentary to promote Roy Orbison's Mystery Girl album. It is known from a partial clip only so it's unclear if it's a documentary about the album release only or part of a larger program. The closing credits in the clip are included, so from that it appears to be an MTV and VH1 joint production. The documentary weaves together different interviews of Roy and various people in his live as well as music video and concert clips.

The clip starts with footage of Roy and Bruce Springsteen at the 1987 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Awards Ceremony when Roy got his award, followed by a short, unknown clip of Roy talking about the Traveling Wilburys. Then the Handle With Care video starts and the Roy interview continues as a voiceover; the video is intercut with this is a wider angle interview, showing Jeff and Tom sitting beside Roy in the studio and they also speak.

Next the Mystery Girl album cover is shown while the title song plays and another Roy interview continues in voiceover, before the camera cuts away to show the actual Roy interview. Following this, the You Got It video is played and this is again intercut and voiceovered by interviews with Roy; later during the video, it is intercut with an interview with Jeff, Tom and George from an MTV interview, talking about Roy in the Traveling Wilburys and sadness over his death. The very end of the video is intercut with a short interview with Roy about how he would like to be remembered after death.

Finally, a clip of Bruce Springsteen's interview from the 1987 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Awards Ceremony is shown; followed by an audio play of (All I Can Do Is) Dream You while various images of Roy are shown and the show's closing credits play across the screen.

Show: The Week In Rock
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: January 1989
Broadcast Date: January 1989
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne, George Harrison and Tom Petty
Song: Interview
Jeff Lynne with Tom Petty and George Harrison on 
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Performance Type: Interview

The Week In Rock was MTV's weekly news program, giving the latest news in the pop music genre. During early 1989, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison and Tom Petty appeared to promote the latest Traveling Wilburys music video for End Of The Line. Of course, they also talked at length about Roy Orbison, who had just recently died.

The exact date of the broadcast is unclear and the actual episode is not available for review. It is known that an interview was done in January 1989 and that the interviewees also recorded a promo for The Week In Rock at the end of the interview. The full, unedited interview is available. This interview was used not only for The Week In Rock, but it was also sold to many other music programs and excerpted. Several clips are available from these shows, however, most are poorly documented as to the program in which is was used, the date of broadcast and the broadcaster.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 2 February 1989
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: April 1989
Broadcast Date: April 1989
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: I Won't Back Down
Song: End Of The Line
Performance Type: Interview

Entertainment Tonight is a long running daily syndicated entertainment news program. This is the 'Inside Music' segment, featuring an interview with Tom Petty about his new single and album. Host and reporter, Leeza Gibbons reports and narrates the segment as well as interviews Tom for it. The segment only runs three minutes.

With narration throughout, it starts with a clip of the I Won't Back Down music video (featuring Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Mike Campbell and Ringo Starr), Tom's interview talking about the album and the single, a concert clip of Breakdown with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, a clip of the End Of The Line music video, Tom's interview about the Traveling Wilburys, a clip of Tom acting on It's Garry Shandling's Show, a clip of Tom from A Bunch Of Videos And Some Other Stuff home video, more of Tom's video about the new album, and more I Won't Back Down clips.

Show: Hollywood Insider
Hollywood Insider title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: USA Network
Record Date: April 1989
Broadcast Date: April 1989
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: I Won't Back Down
Song: End Of The Line
Song: Handle With Care
Performance Type: Interview

Hollywood Insider was an entertainment news program airing on the USA Network from the mid-1980's to the mid-1990's. It featured various short news stories and interviews about the current entertainment industry. This interview segment with Tom Petty runs about four minutes and features a short interview with Tom, as well as video clips promoting his latest work and interviewer and host, Sandie Newton, talking about Tom's work and his "won't back down" attitude.

With narration throughout, the segment starts with a clip of the I Won't Back Down music video (featuring Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Mike Campbell and Ringo Starr), then Sandie Newton introducing Tom and the segment. This is followed by an End Of The Line music video clip; a Handle With Care music video clip; a short clip from Tom's A Bunch Of Videos And Some Other Stuff video, another I Won't Back Down music video clip; an interview segment; a Refugee music video clip; another interview segment; an unidentified concert clip; another interview segment; a Jammin' Me music video clip; another interview segment; a Don't Come Around Here No More music video clip; another interview segment; and finally a finally I Won't Back Down music video clip.

Show: Unknown
Unknown News Program featuring Interview at 1989 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Ceremony title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Unknown
Record Date: 11 May 1989
Broadcast Date: May 1989
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Barbara Orbison and Jeff Lynne
Song: Interview
Jeff Lynne with Barbara Orbison on 
an Unknown News Program at the 1989 Songwriters Hall Of Fame
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Performance Type: Interview

This is an unknown news program with a quick clip of Barbara Orbison and Jeff Lynne at the 1989 Songwriters Hall Of Fame ceremony at Radio City Music Hall. Barbara was there to recieve an award for the induction of for her late husband, Roy, into the Hall of Fame. The interviewer was interviewing Barbara only until she mentioned Roy's latest single You Got It and invited Jeff into the camera shot as well.

The new program source of the clip is unknown and it only runs a very brief 30 seconds in the clip.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 15 June 1989
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
Show: Rapido
Rapido title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Canal+ (France)
Record Date: Early 1989
Broadcast Date: Early 1989
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: End Of The Line
Song: Handle With Care
Song: You Got It
Performance Type: Promo Video and Interview

This broadcast is known from a clip only, so little is known about it other than it's a French based show called Rapido which was also broadcast in the UK.

The clip features clips of the End Of The Line, Handle With Care and You Got It videos, featuring some reporter voiceovers as well as intercuts with Tom Petty interviews while in MCA headquarters in Los Angeles. Tom talks about the forming of the Traveling Wilburys and the recording of the yet-to-be-released Full Moon Fever album. There are also brief music video clips of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers song Jammin' Me and Don't Come Around Here No More. Jeff Lynne's only involvement is scenes in the End Of The Line and Handle With Care videos and, of course, song production for them and You Got It.

Show: MTV Rockumentary
MTV Rockumentary title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: Early 1989
Broadcast Date: Early 1989
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: I Won't Back Down
Song: Handle With Care
Performance Type: Promo Video and Interview

This broadcast is known from a clip only, so little is known about it other than it's part of MTV's documentary series.

The clip features clips of the I Won't Back Down and Handle With Care music videos (both including Jeff Lynne), as well as unidentified concert footage of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performing So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star (no Jeff involvement). Between these various clips are announcer voiceovers talking about Tom's career and interview with Tom talking about meeting Jeff Lynne, working with the Traveling Wilburys and his recent success. In an amusing comment, he talks about having recorded a vocal for a Traveling Wilburys song, only to have George Harrison shame and embarrass him by having Roy Orbison sing it instead.

Show: After Hours
After Hours title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Unknown
Record Date: Late 1989
Broadcast Date: Late 1989
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: I Won't Back Down
Song: Free Fallin'
Performance Type: Promo Video and Interview

This broadcast is known from a clip only, so little is known about it other than it's an American based show called After Hours.

The clip features a partial broadcasts of the I Won't Back Down and Free Fallin' videos, featuring some reporter voiceovers as well as intercuts with Tom Petty and Julien Temple (Free Fallin' music video director) interviews while in Los Angeles filming the music video for Free Fallin'. There is also a brief concert clip of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing I Need To Know. Jeff Lynne's only involvement is scenes in the I Won't Back Down video and, of course, song production.

Show: Unknown
Unknown Tom Petty interview title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Unknown
Record Date: Late 1989
Broadcast Date: Late 1989
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: I Won't Back Down
Song: Handle With Care
Performance Type: Promo Video and Interview

This broadcast is known from a clip only, so little is known about it other than it's an American based show called broadcast some time at the start of or later of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' July 1989 tour.

The clip features a partial broadcasts of the I Won't Back Down and Handle With Care videos, featuring some reporter voiceovers as well as intercuts with Tom Petty being interviewed about recording of the Full Moon Fever and Traveling Wilburys' Volume One albums. He talks about the accidental nature of the recording of Full Moon Fever and gives a humorous comment about having recorded a vocal for an unidentified Traveling Wilburys song, when George Harrison recommends Roy Orbison give it a try, which embarrasses Tom. The clip ends with a concert clip of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers on tour performing on stage.

Show: 32nd Annual Grammy Awards
32nd Annual Grammy Awards title card
Episode: 32
Broadcaster: CBS (USA)
Record Date: 21 February 1990
Broadcast Date: 21 February 1990
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Spotted in audience only
Jeff Lynne on 
32nd Annual Grammy Awards
Performance Type: N/A

Jeff was nominated in a couple of categories for Grammy Awards, therefore he was in the audience. Although he never took the stage, he was seen a few times in the audience in the company of his wife, Sandi. The ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Jeff was involved in five award nominations this year: Best Vocal Performance for his work on Roy Orbison's You Got It, Best Rock Vocal Performance (Male) for Tom Petty's Free Fallin', Album of the Year for both Traveling Wilburys' Volume One and Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the Traveling Wilburys' Volume One. He and the other Traveling Wilburys won a grammy award for their album under the Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category, but no acceptance for it was shown on the broadcast.

Note that You Got It lost to Michael Bolton's How Am I Supposed to Live Without You, Free Fallin' lost to Don Henley's The End Of The Innocence, and Album of the Year went to Bonnie Raitt's Nick Of Time.

Show: Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: February 1990
Broadcast Date: February 1990
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Tom Petty
Song: End Of The Line
Performance Type: Interview

Entertainment Tonight is a long running daily syndicated entertainment news program. This is the 'Inside Music' segment, featuring an interview with Tom Petty about his new single and album. Host and reporter, Leeza Gibbons reports and narrates the segment as well as interviews Tom for it. The segment only runs two and a half minutes.

With narration throughout, it mainly highlights Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' latest tour. It starts with a live February 15, 1990 concert clip in Chicago of the band performing I Won't Back Down; an interview clip with Tom Petty talking about touring; a live concert clip in Chicago of the band performing Free Fallin'; another interview clip about touring; an unidentified clip of the band performing The Damage You've Done; another interview clip about touring; a clip of the End Of The Line music video; another interview clip about being in the Travling Wilburys; another live concert clip in Chicago of the band performing Free Fallin'; and a final interview clip about success. Jeff only features in the End Of The Line video clip.

Show: Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: February 1990
Broadcast Date: February 1990
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Traveling Wilburys
Song: Handle With Care
Artist: Ellis Amburn, Barabara Orbison, Roy Orbison, and Johnny Cash
Performance Type: Interview (Jeff is spotted beside Roy but he does not speak)

Jeff Lynne on 
Entertainment Tonight via archive footage

Entertainment Tonight is a long running daily syndicated entertainment news program. This is the 'Inside Story' segment, featuring a segment on Roy Orbison. It highlights his career with interviews with Ellis Amburn (author of the Dark Star: The Roy Orbison Story biography), Barbara Orbison, Roy (via archive footage), and Johnny Cash. Included is a short clip of the Handle With Care music video as well as a October 27, 1988 archive interview clip with Roy, Jeff and Tom, although only Roy speaks in the clip. Host and reporter, John Tesh reports and narrates the segment. The segment only runs three minutes.

With narration throughout, it gives a brief history of Roy's life and highlights the new release of Ellis Amburn's new biography of Roy. The latter half talks about his late 1980s comeback and unexpected death. While the latter half of the segment focuses mainly on Roy's induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the A Black And White Night concert, Jeff is only seen briefly in the Handle With Care music video and in the brief archive Roy interview. It's curious that no footage or mention of Mystery Girl is made.

At the end of the segment, announcer John Tesh mentions the benefit concert in Los Angeles "next week." This is a reference is to the Roy Orbison Tribute Concert benefiting the Roy Orbison Homeless Fund, which was on February 24, 1990.

Show: Lennon: A Tribute
Lennon: A Tribute title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: ITV/Channel 4 (UK)
Record Date: May 8, 1990
Broadcast Date: May 8, 1990
Running Time: 80 minutes
Artist: Ringo Starr
Song: I Call Your Name
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Lennon: A Tribute
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Performance Type: Mimed

The World's Greatest Artists Sing Lennon: A Tribute VHS The World's Greatest Artists Sing Lennon: A Tribute laserdisc Honoring the 10th anniversary of John Lennon's death, a program was put out with various big name artists performing John Lennon's songs, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, David Bowie and many more. In the mix was a performance by Ringo Starr of The Beatles' song I Call Your Name written by John. The performance was mimed to a studio recorded song, recorded originally in California in March of 1990, and produced by Jeff Lynne. For this mimed performance, done in a TV studio in Liverpool, the band included Ringo Starr on lead vocals and drums; Jeff Lynne on electric guitar and backing vocals; Tom Petty on bass and backing vocals; Jim Keltner on woodblock; and Joe Walsh on lead guitar. It's not clear if the band miming on this TV show was the same that recorded in the studio two months early, but it is quite unlikely.

Under the title of The World's Greatest Artists Sing Lennon: A Tribute, the full TV program was released the following year on VHS in the UK and US (Pickwick Video PVL 2160 and Sony Music Video 19V-49112 respectively) as well as laserdisc in the UK (Sony Music Video MLV49112).

Show: Yesterday
Yesterday title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Tele 5 (Germany)
Record Date: 1990
Broadcast Date: 1990
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
Yesterday
Performance Type: Interview

This program features an interview with Jeff, talking about ending ELO, starting work with George Harrison and becoming a producer. The Jeff interview segments are obscured by a German voice over translation. It includes clips only (not complete) of the 10538 Overture music video and the Handle With Care music video, with voice overs for much of the videos. The end is with the complete Evil Woman music video.

Show: The Week In Rock
The Week In Rock 1990 title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: 1990
Broadcast Date: 1990
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Song: Interview
Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne on 
The Week In Rock
Performance Type: Interview

This is just a very short clip of Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne at an ASCAP awards ceremony where they won a Songwriter Award for Free Fallin'. An MTV announces they award while they and others are shown on stage recieving the award. This is followed by another short talk to the press where they joke about getting a free dinner and an award.

Show: I Drove All Night
I Drove All Night title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: MTV (USA)
Record Date: 1992
Broadcast Date: May 1992
Running Time: 8 minutes
Artist: Roy Orbison, Barbara Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Jason Priestley, Jennifer Connolly
Song: Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
I Drove All Night
Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: I Drove All Night
Performance Type: Promo Video and Interview

This broadcast is basically one of the Electronic Press Kits (EPKs) that were made to promote the song. It features a series of short interviews with Roy Orbison (posthumous voiceover), Barbara Orbison, Jeff Lynne as well as actors in the music video, Jason Priestley and Jennifer Connolly. They talk about the creation of the song, including it's origins in 1987 and Jeff's work to finish it after Roy's death. They also talk about the creation of the music video and the fact that the song is being released in honor of Bobby Brooks (Roy's agent who died in a helicopter accident in August 1990, that also killed blued guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn). This is followed by the full music video.

The broadcast nature is a little obscured because it was not broadcast as a TV show, but rather periodic broadcasts on MTV (and very likely other music video channels, such as VH1).

There were apparently at least two versions of the EPK. As broadcast on MTV, several interviews with Jeff Lynne were included. There was an EPK also released on VHS videotape (MCA MCAV-10639) that was different, which excised all of the Jeff Lynne interviews and included more interviews with Jason Priestley and Jennifer Connolly and more focus on the music video.

Show: News At Night
News At Night title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: MTV Europe (Europe)
Record Date: November 1992
Broadcast Date: November 1992
Running Time: Unknown
Artist: Barbara Orbison, Clarence Clemons, Don Was, Robbie Robertson, Jeff Lynne, Sean Young, Pierce Brosnan, K.D Lang
Song: Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
News At Night
Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: I Drove All Night
Performance Type: Interview

This was a five and a half news segment on MTV Europe's News At Night, hosted by VJ Steve Blame. It highlights Roy's new posthumous album, King Of Hearts and features interviews with Barbara Orbison and several of the album's producers.

The Jeff Lynne segment is a large part of the story, with him discussing his decision to work on the album's tracks, I Drove All Night and Heartbreak Radio. For the latter, he gives a quick demonstration of the thigh slapping used on the track. Short clips of the music videos for I Drove All Night and Heartbreak Radio are shown and there are short interviews with actors Sean Young and Pierce Brosnan, who featured in the Heartbreak Radio music video.

Show: Rock Family Trees (The Birmingham Beat)
Rock Family Trees title card
Episode: S01E02
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 1 July 1995
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Bev Bevan
Song: N/A - Interview
Also: Includes interviews with Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood
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Rock Family Trees
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Performance Type: Promo Video + Media Play + Interview

This BBC program was a look at Pete Frame's well-known rock family trees, which were intricate graphs that showed the evolutions of several bands, showing their intermixing band members. For this particular episode, the second in the 12 part series, the focus was the bands of Birmingham with the primary focus being The Moody Blues, The Move and Electric Light Orchestra as well as the less successful bands and performers that were in the mix.

From ELO, there are several interview segments from Jeff Lynne as well as Roy Wood and Bev Bevan. As this is done documentary style, the interviews are interwoven with various video footage and songs played in the background of images or interviews. ELO and Move related songs heard include: The Move's Night Of Fear, The Move's I Can Hear The Grass Grow, The Move's Fire Brigade, The Move's Flowers In The Rain, The Move's Blackberry Way, Idle Race's Girl At The Window, ELO's Queen Of The Hours, ELO's 10538 Overture (music video), ELO's The Battle Of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644), Wizzard's Ballpark Incident, Wizzard's See My Baby Jive (Top Of The Pops), Wizzard's I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (Top Of The Pops), ELO's Livin' Thing (music video), Evil Woman (Supersonic), Mr. Blue Sky (music video), Jeff Lynne's Blown Away, Traveling Wilbury's End Of The Line, Traveling Wilbury's Handle With Care (music video) and finally ELO's Telephone Line.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 23 November 1995
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  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 30 November 1995
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 December 1995
This was a music video broadcast. See the Top Of The Pops page for details on this appearance.
  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 March 1996
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Show: Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video title card
Episode: S03E29
Broadcaster: VH1 (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: approximately 1998
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Traveling Wilburys
Song: Handle With Care
Traveling Wilburys performing Handle With Care on 
Pop-Up Video
Performance Type: Promo Video

This program was more than just a music video program, rather it featured the music videos with animated pop-ups that would display various facts about the song, artist or music video. Other music videos included on this episode included John Mellencamp, Madonna, Ricky Martin and Milli Vanilli.

Show: In Dreams
Unknown title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Unknown
Record Date: 1999
Broadcast Date: 1999
Running Time: 80 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
In Dreams
Performance Type: Interview + Promo Video

In Dreams VHS (White Star 1908V) In Dreams DVD (White Star 032031190894) In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story DVD (Wienerworld WNRD 7024) In Dreams Story DVD (Sony Legacy 828768694091) In Dreams DVD (SonyBMG 886970926195) This is a documentary that tells the musical story of Roy's life, from his early years to just before his death. It uses several old TV show clips, later promo video clips, and interviews from Roy's music business contemporaries to tell the story. Contemporaries include Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Fred Foster, Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, Bono and many more, including, of course, Jeff Lynne.

Jeff's parts include three short interview clips near the beginning: one where he tells the story of his mother and aunt hearing the song and saying that it was too sexy, but he was enthralled by it; another where he talks of the quality of Roy's early recordings; and another of how George Harrison told him of the difficulty of The Beatles following Roy in concert. Otherwise, Jeff is featured late in the documentary telling stories of meeting and working with Roy in the late 1980s. These include the writing and production of You Got It, as well as the forming and recording of the Traveling Wilburys. Included with the latter interview are short segments of the You Got It music video, a vintage interview with the Traveling Wilburys, and several different clips from the Mike Campbell's garage footage.

The date and place of any television broadcast is unclear, however, it is strongly believed that the show was broadcast as it was produced in cooperation with at least three different TV studios: SVT (Sweden), Yleisradio Oy (Finland) and Bravo! NewStyleArtsChannel (Canada). The documentary was also released on VHS in 1999 (White Star 1908V), and several times in the 2000s on DVD (White Star 032031190894 (USA), Wienerworld WNRD 7024 (UK), Sony Legacy 828768694091 (USA), and SonyBMG 886970926195 (worldwide)).

This documentary seems to have been produced simultaneously with another documentary called Roy Orbison: The Anthology that was produced in the same year and featured the same clips and interviews used differently. While In Dreams focused on short clips and interviews to tell Roy's biography, the Roy Orbison: The Anthology documentary played full clips of performances, with the interview segments shown between performances.

Show: Roy Orbison: Anthology
Roy Orbison: Anthology title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Unknown
Record Date: Unknown1999
Broadcast Date: 1999
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: You Got It
Also: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
Roy Orbison Anthology
Performance Type: Interview + Promo Video

Roy Orbison: The Anthology VHS (White Star 1907V) Roy Orbison: The Anthology DVD (White Star D1907) Roy Orbison: The Anthology DVD (Wienerworld 5018755700750) This documentary tell the musical story of Roy's life, from his early years to his death. It uses several old TV show clips, later promo video clips, and interviews from Roy's music business contemporaries to tell the story. Contemporaries include Bruce Springsteen, the Bee Gees, Bono and many more, including, of course, Jeff Lynne. This is a similar program as In Dreams and was obviously produced at the same time, using many of the same clips and interviews in a different manner.

Jeff's parts include only a short interview clips near the beginning where he tells the story of his mother and aunt hearing the song and saying that it was too sexy, but he was enthralled by it; and another near the end where the talks of getting with Roy to write You Got It (with the full promo video following). These are the same clips seen in In Dreams but edited to shorter in length.

The date and place of any television broadcast is unclear, however, it is strongly believed that the show was broadcast as it was produced in cooperation with at least two different TV studios: SVT (Sweden) and Yleisradio Oy (Finland). The documentary was also released on VHS and DVD in 1999 (White Star 1907V and D1907), and again in 2005 on DVD (Wienerworld 5018755700750).

This documentary seems to have been produced simultaneously with the In Dreams documentary that was produced in the same year and featured the same clips and interviews used differently. While In Dreams focused on short clips and interviews to tell Roy's biography, the Roy Orbison: The Anthology documentary played full clips of performances, with the interview segments shown between performances.

Show: VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers title card
Episode: S06E02
Broadcaster: VH1 (USA)
Record Date: 20 April 2001
Broadcast Date: 15 June 2001
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra performing Do Ya on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra performing Evil Woman on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra performing Telephone Line on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra performing Don't Bring Me Down on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Alright
Electric Light Orchestra performing Alright on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Electric Light Orchestra performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra performing Mr. Blue Sky on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra performing Livin' Thing on 
VH1 Storytellers
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Moment In Paradise
Electric Light Orchestra performing Moment In Paradise on 
VH1 Storytellers
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Performance Type: Completely Live

VH1's VH1 Storytellers show format was to feature a live performance of a musical artist, interlaced with stories about each song. Thus, at this concert filmed at a VH1 studio in front of invited guests (mostly fans called in for the taping) in New York City, Jeff shared a short story about each song before it was performed (except Do Ya, which simply opened the show).

Show: In The Spotlight
In The Spotlight title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: PBS (USA)
Record Date: 23 or 24 May 2001
Broadcast Date: August 2001
Running Time: 110 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra performing Do Ya on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra performing Evil Woman on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
Electric Light Orchestra performing Showdown on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Strange Magic
Electric Light Orchestra performing Strange Magic on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra performing Livin' Thing on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Alright
Electric Light Orchestra performing Alright on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Lonesome Lullaby
Electric Light Orchestra performing Lonesome Lullaby on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra performing Telephone Line on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Turn To Stone
Electric Light Orchestra performing Turn To Stone on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Just For Love
Electric Light Orchestra performing Just For Love on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Easy Money
Electric Light Orchestra performing Easy Money on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra performing Mr. Blue Sky on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Electric Light Orchestra performing Ma-Ma-Ma Belle on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: One Summer Dream
Electric Light Orchestra performing One Summer Dream on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Tightrope
Electric Light Orchestra performing Tightrope on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: State Of Mind
Electric Light Orchestra performing State Of Mind on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Electric Light Orchestra performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Moment In Paradise
Electric Light Orchestra performing Moment In Paradise on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: 10538 Overture
Electric Light Orchestra performing 10538 Overture on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Ordinary Dream
Electric Light Orchestra performing Ordinary Dream on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Shine A Little Love
Electric Light Orchestra performing Shine A Little Love on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra performing Don't Bring Me Down on 
In The Spotlight
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Electric Light Orchestra performing Roll Over Beethoven on 
In The Spotlight
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Zoom Tour Live VHS Zoom Tour Live DVD To promote the new Zoom album and the upcoming re-formed ELO tour, Jeff Lynne had two concerts filmed on Stage 36 at CBS Television City, Los Angeles, California. The best performances from each night were edited together to yield one seemingly complete concert. These concerts were filmed in front of a majority of enthusiastic ELO fans. Although this was a full concert, for the broadcast (and later commercial release), performances of Rock 'n' Roll Is King, All She Wanted and Sweet Talkin' Woman at the concerts were excluded.

The concert was broadcast on the PBS In The Spotlight series, which was a series dedicated to featured musical guests. The exact date of the original broadcast is not certain, but it was known to have started broadcasting in August 2001, just before the Zoom tour was to start. It was repeated multiple times over the following weeks. Due to the public funding nature of PBS, during many of the broadcasts, the performance would be interrupted for a pledge drive effort by the local PBS affiliates.

This concert is better known today as the Zoom Tour Live concert, because of it's VHS and DVD release in November of 2001. This release on commercial format was slightly different from the In The Spotlight broadcast (with details on the differences to be detailed in the future). Some of the audio for the concert was also released in 2013 on the Electric Light Orchestra Live album, which included the previously unreleased performance of Sweet Talkin' Woman as well as the soundcheck recordings of Confusion and Secret Messages. The performances of Rock 'n' Roll Is King and All She Wanted remain unreleased and unavailable in any format.

This was the first widescreen presentation of any Jeff Lynne TV appearance. It's interesting that as In The Spotlight was initially produced in the mid-1990s, which was before the use of widescreen format on TV was in use, the title card for this broadcast was in the standard 4x3 format, but the actual concert was in widescreen.

Show: CNN World Beat
World Beat title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: CNN (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: September 2001
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
World Beat
Performance Type: Interview

The CNN World Beat program featured coverage of various music from around the world; it was hosted by Brooke Alexander. This particular episode featured coverage of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, and the "Brixton sound of the suburbs" (showing Eddy Grant).

For Jeff's segment, host Brooke Alexander mentions the recently cancelled Zoom tour, saying it was cancelled just that week for low ticket sales. Interview segments with Jeff are shown, talking about the recording of the Zoom songs, intercut with various concert and video clips. These clips include PBS concert clips of Do Ya, Evil Woman, Alright, Moment In Paradise and Turn To Stone, as well as the music video for the Traveling Wilburys' Handle With Care. As Jeff mentions Ringo Starr and George Harrison featuring on the Zoom album, a very short clip of Ringo talking about it is also shown.

Jeff makes no mention about the tour cancellation and his interview was surely done before the segment was broadcast. It was probably the case that the story was prepared and the tour was cancelled just before broadcast, thus host Brooke Alexander had to add the comment at the start.

Show: 2004 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony
2004 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: VH1 (USA)
Record Date: 15 March 2004
Broadcast Date: 21 March 2004
Running Time: 120 minutes
Artist: Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Speech
Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne induct George Harrison
Artist: Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood and Dhani Harrison
Song: Handle With Care
Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood and Dhani Harrison perform Handle With Care on 
2004 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Artist: Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince
Song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison and Prince perform While My Guitar Gently Weeps on 
2004 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony
Artist: Dave Mason, Jackson Browne, Kid Rock, Tom Petty And The Rock Hall Jam Band
Song: Feelin' Alright
Dave Mason, Jackson Browne, Kid Rock, Tom Petty And The Rock Hall Jam Band perform Feelin' Alright on 
2004 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live - Light My Fire DVD Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live - Feelin' Alright DVD Jeff appeared at the ceremony, happening at the New York City, Waldorf Astoria Hotel, to help in the induction of George Harrison to the hall of fame. He was specifically requested by his fellow Traveling Wilbury, Tom Petty, to appear. Although Jeff was present on stage for the induction, Tom Petty gave a near four minute speech with Jeff standing to the side simply listening. Afterwards, Jeff came to the mike and delivered a brief, but sweet message for the induction. Afterwards, Olivia an Dhani Harrison came on stage to accept the award on George's behalf. Later he appeared on stage singing and playing guitar during the musical portions, particularly playing the Traveling Wilburys' Handle With Care with Tom Petty and George Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison. He also contributed to a cover of George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps with Prince joining them on stage to play the wailing guitar. This was the 19th annual Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, although the ceremony was not broadcast every year and this is 9th actual broadcast of the ceremonies.

What was broadcast on VH1 was actually an edited version of the full four hour ceremony. The performances of Handle With Care and While My Guitar Gently Weeps were broadcast in full, the all star band jams at the end of the ceremony, in which Jeff Lynne took part, were edited or not broadcast at all. The all star performance of Feelin' Alright was edited from the full seven minute performance to only two and a half minutes, cutting out large chunks of the middle of the song (including Jackson Browne and Tom Petty's lead vocal parts) and was broadcast over the closing credits. There was also an all star performance of a cover of Chuck Berry's Sweet Little Sixteen that was not broadcast at all.

The full performances of Feelin' Alright and Sweet Little Sixteen were filmed and were released in 2009 on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live DVD (on the "Feelin' Alright" disc) and both Handle With Care and While My Guitar Gently Weeps were on the "Light My Fire" disc. The YouTube clips provided here is from the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame archives and is not what was originally broadcast on VH1 although the latter are no different from what was broadcast.

  Show: Top Of The Pops
  Broadcast Date: 14 January 2005
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Show: Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down A Dream title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Sundance Channel (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 29 October 2007
Running Time: 4 hours
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - interview only
Jeff Lynne interview on Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down A Dream
Performance Type: Interview

Runnin' Down A Dream DVD (standard) Runnin' Down A Dream DVD (4-disc) Runnin' Down A Dream Blu-ray This was a massive feature film about the career of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; it tells the story in roughly chronological order. Jeff appears briefly at the beginning of the film, talking about the band as part of a montage of various music industry personalities as a introduction to the movie. Otherwise, Jeff does not feature until about two thirds of the way into the film when his and Tom's musical careers intersected on Full Moon Fever, Traveling Wilburys and other projects; he is also featured near the end of the film concerning their collaboration on the Highway Companion album. As this is done documentary style, it is a careful mix of interviews, archive footage, music videos and concert footage.

For the Traveling Wilburys segment, Tom talks of running into Jeff at a stoplight and them starting up their friendship. He tells of meeting Roy Orbison and some of the Mike Campbell's garage footage of recoridng You Got It is also shown. This leads into the forming of the Traveling Wilburys and the recording of Handle With Care while a small portion of the Handle With Care music video is shown. Some garage footage of the Traveling Wilburys is shown while Rattled is played, then a longer segment of the Wilburys working out the lyrics for Last Night is shown. Finally, a clip of the End Of The Line music video is shown while Tom voiceovers things about Roy's death. Curiously, the Vol. 3 recording is never mentioned at all in the documentary.

Leading into the Full Moon Fever segment, Rick Rubin talks of how he liked the album, followed by a clip of a live performance of Runnin' Down A Dream. Tom talks of how Full Moon Fever was recorded as a solo album and how the rest of the Heartbreakers were not very happy about it. A short clip of a live performance of Free Fallin' is shown, followed by Bill Flanagan talking about the song, then a different clip of a live performance of the song. Denny Cordell, the band's first producer, talks about how he was presented with a recording of Full Moon Fever and the record company didn't want it to be released. Next, Tom talks of writing I Won't Back Down and a music video clip of the song is shown. Tom and Mike talk about the success of the album and how it was a solo effort for Tom while audio of Yer So Bad is played. Finally, a short live clip of the band playing Runnin' Down A Dream is shown and Tom talks about bringing Scott Thurston into the band.

This segues into the Into The Great Wide Open segment, which Tom and Mike talking about the recording process and bringing Jeff in as producer. A live performance clip of King's Highway is shown, followed by Tom and Mike talking about the difficulty of recording the album due to the way it was recorded while another bit of garage footage is shown. A clip of the Learning To Fly music video is shown, with Jeff talking about the writing of the song. This is followed by a clip of the Into The Great Wide Open music video with Tom talking about the music video itself and how they got Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway to perform in it. A short clip of a Johnny Depp interview is shown, then Tom talks about how it was recorded as a movie and had to be edited down to a music video to get it on MTV.

Finally, the last time Jeff is seen is during the Highway Companion segment. A portion of the Big Weekend music video is shown, followed by interviews with Jeff and Tom on the recording of the album. A portion of the Saving Grace music video is shown, followed by an interview with Tom on the recording of the album while audio for Flirting With Times played underneath.

Although the film was first known to have premiered on the Sundance Channel on October 29, 2007, it was repeated several times after this. It was known to have its BBC4 premiered on May 15, 2010.

It was also released on DVD on October 28, 2008 (a year after release) as both a standard 2-disc set (!@#) and a limited edition 4-disc set (!@#) containing the film and two CDs with concert audio. On November 15, 2010, it was released on blu-ray disc as a 2-disc set (!@#).

Show: Kosh Album Cover Videos
Kosh Album Cover Videos title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Sports Placement Service, Inc
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 30 January 2010
Running Time: 2 minutes
Artist: John Kosh
Song: N/A - interview only
John Kosh describes coming up with the ELO spaceship logo
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John Kosh, the designer of the ELO spaceship logo, describes how he came up with the logo and designed the album covers for A New World Record and Out Of The Blue.

This is a short, internet only video as part of a series of famous album covers created by John Kosh, which also included album covers for The Beatles, Eagles and more. They were put out in January 2010 on the Sports Placement Service website which, despite the name, is a marketing company for more than just sports.

Show: My First Guitar
My First Guitar title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Unknown
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 2011
Running Time: 80 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - interview only
Jeff Lynne on My First Guitar
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This is a film documentary, directed by Nick Mead, featuring various musical personalities talking about-- naturally enough-- their first guitar and their early experiences in short, interwoven interview segments. Personalities include Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Andy Fairweather Low, Dhani Harrison, Peter Frampton, Lemmy (Motorhead), Susanna Hoffs (Bangles) and more. Jeff Lynne is featured twice early on, then twice more later on talking about his first Spanish guitar that his father bought him.

The film was originally featured in film festivals during 2011, inlcuding the Garden State Film Festival. It is actually not clear if it was ever broadcast on TV or on the Internet at all, although it did appear in electronic form in 2011, so it probably was used somewhere at some time.

Show: 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony
2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Worldwide
Record Date: 12 August 2012
Broadcast Date: 12 August 2012
Running Time: 3 hours
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Jeff Lynne's Mr. Blue Sky on 
2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony
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This is technically not an ELO or Jeff Lynne appearance, but it's a very important TV event in ELO/Jeff Lynne history. The song, which is the new re-recorded solo version, was featured as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics' closing ceremony, in London England, and was part of a highlight of important musical contributions from British musicians. In the sequence, it is preceded by a performance of Wonderwall by Oasis and is followed by a Eric Idle singing Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life. The song plays in a sequence showing daredevils in turn of the century costumes, performing various feats. The highlight is a man in a white costume and helmet who makes a big entrance and mounts a giant cannon, as if he's a human cannonball daredevil. Just as the cannon is about to shoot, the music stops and the cannon seems to fail. It droops to the floor and the daredevil slide out into a hole in the floor. This is when Eric Idle appears from the floor (as if he were the daredevil) and he begins his performance. Amusingly, at the end of Eric Idle's bombastic performance, a human cannonball does fire from a cannon, flies across the stage, to land in a waiting net (thus paying off the joke where the cannon earlier seemed to fail). The song and it's sequence are at about [2:11:00] on the YouTube video link featured here.

As Eric Idle is good friends and neighbors with Jeff, one can guess that Eric had a hand in getting Mr. Blue Sky played at the event.

Show: Later... with Jools Holland
Later... with Jools Holland title card
Episode: S41E02
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 2 October 2012
Broadcast Date: 2 October 2012 / 5 October 2012
Running Time: 30 minutes / 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
Later... with Jools Holland
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Jeff makes a very brief appearance only on this episode, featuring an interview only with a brief portion of the Mercy Mercy video shown. It's a rather unique set up for the interview, where the studio audience nearly completely surrounds the stage, with a performance stage on one side and a series of tables on the other. Jeff and others are seen sitting at the tables for the interview where Jools asks Jeff about his new albums, Long Wave and Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra. Sitting at tables behind Jeff during the interview are seen Craig Fruin (his manager), Camelia Kath (his girlfriend) and Phil Hatton (his personnal assistant). It's a short interview only.

The broadcast format of the show is curious. The show was recorded on Tuesday, October 2 and that same night, a short, 30-minute highlighted version of the show was broadcast. Following this, on Friday, October 5, the full show, running a little over an hour, is shown. Thus, the show has two different broadcast dates, based upon the two versions of the same show.

Other guests that night include Mumford & Sons, Lisa Marie Presley, Neil Sedaka, Savages and Bobby Womack. All are musical guest who performed that night, however Jeff was interviewed only and played no music.

Show: The One Show
The One Show title card
Episode: S07E38
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 3 October 2012
Broadcast Date: 3 October 2012
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
Jeff Lynne on 
The One Show
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Performance Type: Interview

This program features Jeff Lynne in an interview only, talking about his new albums, but it is preceded by some fun bit.

Journalist Carrie Grant wrangles several ordinary citizens around Liverpool to create an impromptu band (dubbed Extraordinary Liverpool Oldies by John) to go on stage at Eric's Club and perform ELO's Livin' Thing. Most of the fun is around the idea of trying to get the band together (playing guitar, flute, electric piano and vocals) the band, which is heard later in the show.

Clare Grogan does a short story focused on the song Mr. Blue Sky. This features a quick history of the band, including a clip of The Move performing California Man on Top Of The Pops, ELO performing Mr. Blue Sky at Wembley and the Mr. Blue Sky animated music video (solo version)). This is mixed with an interview with Jeff as they are sitting in front of a piano. Jeff talks about writing Mr. Blue Sky and the inspiration from Sparky's Magic Piano as well as playing a brief set of chords on the piano and singing "Mr. Blue Sky" on the vocoder.

Jeff is then interviewed live in the TV studio by Jason Manford and Alex Jones while sitting next to Andrew Lloyd Webber (who was interviewed earlier and briefly joins in the conversation). The conversation is mainly about Jeff's new Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra and Long Wave album and the reasons for recording them. Brief segments and clips of several ELO music videos and concerts are shown as well as the Mercy Mercy video. There is also a fun quiz for Jeff as he has to figure out which fan has actually changed their name to an ELO inspired name (with the winner being a man who changed his name to Mr. Blue Sky).

The segment ends with the impromptu band finally performing Livin' Thing live at Eric's and the video being shown live for Jeff Lynne and the audience. Jeff gives his approval.

Show: Breakfast
Breakfast title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 5 October 2012
Broadcast Date: 5 October 2012
Running Time: 195 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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For this morning news program, Jeff is interviewed by Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt. He mostly talks about his new Long Wave and Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra albums, and makes a brief mention of working with the Traveling Wilburys and touring to support the new albums. In the process, short clips of the new Mr. Blue Sky video cartoon is show as well as the Handle With Care music video, the Mercy Mercy music video, and ELO performing Evil Woman on Top Of The Pops from January 1976. He fields an interesting question about whether he would be interesting in recording a James Bond movie theme song.

Show: Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)/VH1 Classic (USA)
Record Date: 2011 to 2012
Broadcast Date: 5 October 2012 (UK)/10 October 2012 (USA)
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Unidentified Ukulele Song
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Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra/Jeff Lynne
Song: Livin' Thing
Jeff Lynne performing Livin' Thing on acoustic
Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Steppin' Out
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Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
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Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra/Jeff Lynne
Song: Do Ya
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Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
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Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
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Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
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Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Save Me Now
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Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Unidentified Ukulele Song #2
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Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: The Woodpecker's Song
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Performance Type: Live Performance + Media Play + Interview

This is the documentary, directed by Martyn Atkins and produced by Jeff himself, to help promote his latest releases of Long Wave and Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra. It follows Jeff's musical career from his early days in Birmingham to present day. Although it's title the story of "Jeff Lynne & ELO", it's more just the story of Jeff Lynne only and gives passing history only to the other members of the band. Other than archive footage, it is filmed primarily in Jeff's home in Los Angeles, California and gives a very personal look into his life. As Jeff has built a recording studio in his home, it features a lot of footage of Jeff in his various rooms performing and recording his music. And it features interviews with many of Jeff's famous friends, including Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison, Richard Tandy, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Barbara Orbison, Ringo Starr and more.

As broadcast, the documentary was edited from the full version. It was edited down to 60 minutes from the full 80 minute version. The documentary was known to have first premiered at the Grammy Museum in California on Wednesday, September 12. Thus it predated the initial broadcast on BBC4 by three weeks and VH1 Classic by four weeks. In the weeks following these TV premiers, the documentary was repeated multiple times on BBC4, VH1 Classic and later Palladia (in the US). It's unclear if the Grammy Museum premier was the full documentary or the TV edit, but it is believed to be the former. The full documentary was released in high definition on iTunes in the US in December 2012 with announcements that it would be released on DVD by the end of the year. The 2012 release on DVD never happened, although it was released nearly three years later by Eagle Rock on September 11, 2015 (catalog numbers TBD) along with the 2014 Hyde Park concert. These official releases are of the full documentary and the TV edit was broadcast only.

Also featured throughout the documentary are the Bungalow Palace performances. Bungalow Palace is Jeff's name for his home studio. For a special recording in March 2011, Jeff invited Richard Tandy and a film crew to record a simple acoustic set with Jeff on guitar and vocals and Richard on piano. They performed eight songs, with various portions used in the documentary as well as the later, broadcast only TV show, Live From Bungalow Palace. The Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra documentary features short segments of two songs that were not part of the Live From Bungalow Palace broadcast, including Don't Bring Me Down (21 seconds only!) and Showdown with Jeff on electric guitar rather than acoustic guitar.

Although several song performances, many of them partial, are noted here, the documentary also features many short noodles from Jeff on piano, guitar and organ scattered throughout.

Show: Live From Bungalow Palace
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: March 2011
Broadcast Date: 5 October 2012
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Evil Woman
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Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Showdown
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Live From Bungalow Palace
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Save Me Now
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Live From Bungalow Palace
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Telephone Line
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Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
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Live From Bungalow Palace
Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Steppin' Out
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Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Song: Strange Magic
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Performance Type: Completely Live + Interview

This was a companion broadcast to Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO and was broadcast on BB4 immediately following that documentary's premiere (the announcer incorrectly announces it as Live From Bungalow Place). It's highlights are the live, acoustic performances with Richard Tandy from March 2011 in Jeff's home studio (which he calls Bungalow Palace). It is not, however, simply a live show, but done in documentary style with several interview segments and footage of Jeff noodling on piano around his home.

The songs performed are complete except for Showdown which is partial only. Showdown is unique also because here it is performed with an acoustic guitar, whereas when it is seen in the Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO documentary, it is with electric guitar. The performace of Don't Bring Me Down from the Bungalow Palace performances is not heard at all in this Live From Bungalow Palace program, but is heard in part on the Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO documentary. The performance of Strange Magic includes a false start when Richard messes up on piano. And Jeff has stated that eight songs were recorded, which means that one song remains unidentified and unheard.

The very end, before the credits, features a series of fun interviews with Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh and Paul McCartney. Underneath the interviews is an instrumental version of the newly recorded Don't Bring Me Down.

Apparently the audio for the performances for both Evil Woman and Steppin' Out has been shifted up by a semitone. According to a musically inclined fan, the keys that Richard is striking on the piano do not match the audio heard on the program.

It remains unknown if this was supposed to be part of the planned 2012 release of Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO on DVD. It has not had official release.

Unlike the Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO documentary, Live From Bungalow Palace has never been broadcast in the USA.

Show: Extra
Extra title card
Episode: S18E??
Broadcaster: Syndicated (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: November 2012
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This was just a short interview segment by journalist Adam Weissler with Jeff in his Los Angeles home, prefaced by another short interview with Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. Jeff talks about his new Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra and Long Wave album releases and briefly shows off Fred the Robot from the Time tour, cracking a joke about it bringing him a beer during the concert.

The segment, as broadcast on Extra, is only about a minute, with actual Jeff Lynne interview seen only about 20 seconds! A year later, Adam Weissler released the full interview segment, running over 18 minutes, on an online forum. Jeff is mostly talking about his new album and his recording techniques but it also includes some unique, behind-the-scenes setup and chatter with people off camera. Also released was a short segment with Adam and Jeff at Jeff's wall of record awards and talking about them; this segment ends with the Fred the Robot talk.

Show: Status Quo: Hello Quo
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC2 (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 9 November 2013
Running Time: 80 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This documentary, directed by Alan G. Parker, is about the band Status Quo, following their history from creation to modern times. It is sometimes simply referred to as Hello Quo!. Jeff Lynne is featured in several segments, talking about the band's simpler chords [20:30], their appearance at Live Aid [44:00] and their appearance on Coronation Street [1:04:40]. There is no musical performance by Jeff.

The documentary first premiered not on TV, but in the theater at Odeon West End in London on 22 October 2012 and was subsequently released a week later on DVD and Blu-ray on 29 October. The full documentary runs 180 minutes and features several interview segments with Jeff. It was a year and a month later that the documentary was edited to 80 minutes and premiered on BBC 2 on 9 November 2013. This edit cut a couple of Jeff's interview segments, including one where Jeff mentions that the Idle Race used to cover Status Quo's Pictures Of Matchstick Men (at [27:50] on the full documentary) and a short comment about the band's sound during the closing credits. This edit has been shown multiple times since, on various BBC channels.

Other people appearing in interview segments include Brian May, Joe Elliot, Cliff Richard, Paul Gambaccini, Joe Brown, Marty Wilde, Midge Ure, Paul Weller and more.

Show: Children In Need Rocks 2013
Children In Need Rocks 2013 title card
Episode: #3
Broadcaster: BBC1 (UK)
Record Date: 12 November 2013
Broadcast Date: 14 November 2013
Running Time: 120 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Livin' Thing
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Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
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Performance Type: Completely Live

The Children In Need program is an annual charity event to benefit disabled children that was performed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London. The musical (and rock themed) portion of the event was called Children In Need Rocks 2013 and that's the portion in which Jeff performed. There were two nights of concerts for the show, both Tuesday, November 12 and Wednesday, November 13, with footage from both nights combined and broadcast on Thursday, November 14. Jeff was the closing act on November 12 only, performing two songs to close that night of the show. His performance was also the closing performance of the combined broadcast. The performances were presented by Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans.

The performance went over so well that night that after the band had played the two songs, the audience screamed for an encore. Not having practiced any other songs, they simply played Mr. Blue Sky again as the encore. Only the first performance of Mr. Blue Sky was actually broadcast and the encore performance remains unheard and unreleased in any format.

The Children In Need shows started in 1980 and quickly became an annual event in the UK. In 2009, Gary Barlow of Take That added a musical (and rock 'n' roll) theme part of the benefit show called Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall, followed in 2011 by the Children in Need Rocks Manchester benefit show. The Children in Need Rocks 2013 concert was done two years later and was again organized by Gary Barlow. Thus, Jeff's appearance is on the third Children In Need Rocks event, but the telethon has a much longer history.

It's a bit unclear as to whether this performance should be considered an Electric Light Orchestra or a solo Jeff Lynne performance. Certainly in Jeff's long history with ELO, he has always made a distinction between his ELO songs and his non-ELO songs. At the time of this concert, he was still making that distiction and as he was performing ELO songs, one would expect the band to be marketed as ELO. However, Chris Evans introduces him simply as Jeff Lynne and all known marketing material say the performance is by Jeff Lynne and not ELO. It's unclear if this was something that Jeff intended or was a decision that was left out of his control at the time and got garbled. With the blurred distinction between what the difference is between the two entities, it remains unknown.

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There was also footage released of a behind-the-scenes segment for the concert in which Jeff and Richard are briefly seen at a rehearsal performance. Whether this segment was broadcast in any way remains unclear, but it is thought that it was simply a short, promotional bit on the BBC website meant to promote the broadcast of the full concert.

Show: Top 2000 a gogo
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Episode: S10E??
Broadcaster: NTR (Holland)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 30 December 2013
Running Time: 55 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview Jeff Lynne interview on 
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Performance Type: Interview

This show is related to the Dutch Top 2000 radio program, being a video component of the radio program, showcasing many of the artists featured in the radio broadcast. The segment, highlighting Mr. Blue Sky, features an interview with Jeff in his home studio in Los Angeles. For the Jeff interview, a Dutch translation is written across the bottom of the screen for the Dutch audience.

The show starts with the new Mr. Blue Sky music video intercut with various images of Los Angeles, Jeff's home, and Jeff interviews talking about his home studio and the inspiration for Mr. Blue Sky. About halfway through, the rerecorded MBS music video merges with the video and audio of the 1978 Wembley performance. Eventually this fades too and the Jeff interview continues with no backing music. Then the Zoom Tour Live video and audio for Mr. Blue Sky starts up and the voiceover interview continues with Jeff talking about rerecording his classic songs. This too fades eventually and a side-by-side comparison of the 1978 and 2012 versions are played with the audio waves also shown. Jeff talks about the "Concerto For A Rainy Day" ending part while it plays in the background, explaining that it wasn't really part of the song.

Show: The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: CBS (USA)
Record Date: 27 January 2014
Broadcast Date: 9 February 2014
Running Time: 150 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh and Dhani Harrison
Song: Something
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Artist: Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne
Song: Hey Bulldog
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Artist: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
Song: Hey Jude
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This program was a special to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. The show was recorded at the Los Angeles Convention Center's West Hall, located in Los Angeles, California, one day following the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. Although the show was recorded on January 27, the broadcast was done 50 years to the day from the 1964 broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show.

The performances were an all-star set of performances of various Beatles' songs, for which Jeff Lynne was involved in only a few performances. He took the lead for a performance of George Harrison's Something, with slide guitar work by Joe Walsh and additional guitar and backing vocals by George's son, Dhani Harrison. Later, he provided guitar and harmony vocals with Dave Grohl for a performance of The Beatles' Hey Bulldog. And finally, in the closing performance of Hey Jude by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Jeff was in the crowd of all-stars on stage, providing backing vocals that are basically lost in the dozens of other voices. He can be seen at stage left, standing next to Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox. The end credits are shown near the end of the song as broadcast.

Show: Press Association News
Press Association News title card
Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Press Associaton (UK)
Record Date: 5 March 2014
Broadcast Date: 5 March 2014
Running Time: 1 minute & 30 seconds
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This is a news story, by the Press Association, highlighting Jeff Lynne getting his honorary doctorate degree from Birmingham City University, and soul singer Laura Mvula receiving "Alumni of the Year" award. It's not actually a TV broadcast, but is an online video segment only, to be used for news sources and is narrated by Phil Barnett.

Jeff is shown on stage, recieving his degree, mixed with a short interview done after the ceremony. In the interview, he mentions working on his own material and finishing up some recordings with Bryan Adams after he returns home to Los Angeles.

Show: The One Show
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Episode: S08E145
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 7 March 2014
Broadcast Date: 7 March 2014
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: The Window Cleaner
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Performance Type: Completely Live + Interview

Most of the program features an in-studio interview with Jeff by hosts Alex Jones and Chris Evans. They discuss the medal that Jeff is wearing that he received just a few days prior for his honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University; British singers singing with an American accent, and Jeff's upcoming star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars to be presented by Jasper Carrott. They also mention that Jeff had been on Chris Evans' Breakfast Show earlier in the day and Jeff had agreed to do a live show if he gets 2000 texts to the studio; and Chris points out that they actually have tens of thousands already and that both Wembley Stadium and Live Nation (offering the O2 Arena) have made offers. Jeff seems surprised by this and he says he'll really have to consider it. This, of course, is what led to Jeff performing at Hyde Park in September 2014 later that year.

In the midst of the interview, the show presents the so-called Midlands Medley which is a rough cut medley of various people in the Midlands major cities singing along to ELO songs (Mr. Blue Sky, Turn To Stone, Livin' Thing, Telephone Line and Hold On Tight. They have fun with it, as the singers are employees in professions that are often related to the song they are singing, such as Turn To Stone in a pottery shop and Livin' Thing in a plant nursery.

Host Alex Jones also surprises Jeff with a banjolele and Jeff proceeds to play George Formby's The Window Cleaner (which is popularly known as When I'm Cleaning Windows which is how Jeff introduces it) on it. This is the only musical performance by Jeff on the show.

The show ends with the host presenting Jeff with an English curry as he had mentioned that it was something he missed in England. Jeff proceed to take a bit of it. The show ends with Jeff and Chris outside and meeting a boy named Alfie, who is a young banger racing driver there with his father and mother. Alfie and Chris chat about Alfie's racing experiences and style, but Jeff does not participate further in the conversation.

Show: ITV News Central
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: ITV (UK)
Record Date: 13 March 2014
Broadcast Date: 13 March 2014
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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This is an interview only, prerecorded with Jeff interviewed by Sally Biddulph and talking about his star on the Birmingham Walk Of Stars as well as his lengthy, successful career. A short segment of the Mercy, Mercy music video is shown (incorrectly credited to "Big Trilsby" instead of "Big Trilby"). The interview runs only about 3 minutes and is conducted in the ITV studios and is bookended by short discussion of Jeff by the newscasters Matt Teale and Sally Biddulph. At the end, Jeff and Jasper Carrott are shown at a press event on the roof of Library of Birmingham and there is a short interview with Jasper Carrott discussing other potential stars for the Birmingham Walk Of Fame.

There is some talk of Jeff being given a "star in Hollywood" (presumably the Hollywood Walk Of Fame) and how the ceremony will be "in the summer" (presumably of 2014), but this event never happened as expected.

Show: BBC Midlands Today
BBC Midlands Today title card
Episode: S49E??
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 13 March 2014
Broadcast Date: 13 March 2014
Running Time: 30 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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This is a local news segment, covering Jeff's return to Birmingham where he is to receive a star on Broad Street for the the Birmingham Walk Of Stars. Presented by Mary Rhodes, Jeff is interviewed on the roof of the Library of Birmingham by Ben Sitwell where he talks of his history and the honor of recieving the attention with the star ceremony. There is also featured a rare interview with Jeff's sister (Andrea Hammersley) talking of them growing up. There are also a few interview segments with fans that have come to see Jeff, as well as short clips of ELO performing Evil Woman on Supersonic, the Mr. Blue Sky music video, various clips from Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO, the Rock Family Trees documentary, and the Livin' Thing music video. The end of the segment features a live interview with Jasper Carrott, on the street in front of the Library of Birmingham, just before the Birmingham Walk Of Stars ceremony with Jeff Lynne.

Show: Birmingham Mail
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Birmingham Mail (UK)
Record Date: 13 March 2014
Broadcast Date: 13 March 2014
Running Time: 5 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This is a videotaped interview with Jeff on the roof of the Library of Birmingham by Ben Sitwell. He is interviewed by Alison Stacey about his start in music and his star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars which would be presented later that day. This is not a true TV broadcast, but rather the raw interview footage that Birmingham Mail posted on their YouTube channel.

Show: Porridge: Inside Out
Porridge: Inside Out title card
Episode: #2 (Banged Up)
Broadcaster: Gold TV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 28 May 2014
Running Time: 45 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Porridge was a 1970s British TV series about characters in a prison. The series, beyond being a smash British situation comedy, was known for an absence of music. In a brief segment, Jeff talks about enjoying the series knowing series creater, Ian La Frenais, and his own musical aspirations. A brief clips of ELO performing Showdown from the October 11, 1973 episode of Top Of The Pops is shown.

Show: Ringo Starr: A Lifetime Of Peace And Love
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: AXS TV (USA)
Record Date: 20 January 2014
Broadcast Date: 13 July 2014
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Ringo Starr and Friends
Song: With A Little Help From My Friends
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Performance Type: Completely Live

Ringo Starr was awarded a "Lifetime Of Peace And Love" award from the David Lynch Foundation at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on January 20, 2014. He gave a concert that ended with a performance of With A Little Help From My Friends when various musicians in attendance came on stage and sang or performed along. The group included Jeff Lynne, who came on stage to sing around a microphone with Peter Frampton, Steve Winwood and Edgar Winter. It's funny to note that Jeff is chewing gum throughout the performance.

Although the ceremony was on January 20, it was nearly six months before it was broadcast on TV.

Show: A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 14 September 2014
Broadcast Date: 14 September 2014
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: All Over The World
Jeff Lynne performing All Over The World
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Evil Woman
Jeff Lynne performing Evil Woman
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Jeff Lynne performing Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Showdown
Jeff Lynne performing Showdown
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Livin' Thing
Jeff Lynne performing Livin' Thing
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Strange Magic
Jeff Lynne performing Strange Magic
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: 10538 Overture
Jeff Lynne performing 10538 Overture
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Jeff Lynne performing Can't Get It Out Of My Head
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Jeff Lynne performing Sweet Talkin' Woman
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Turn To Stone
Jeff Lynne performing Turn To Stone
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Steppin' Out
Jeff Lynne performing Steppin' Out
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Handle With Care
Jeff Lynne performing Handle With Care
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Jeff Lynne performing Don't Bring Me Down
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Rock 'n' Roll Is King
Jeff Lynne performing Rock 'n' Roll Is King
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Telephone Line
Jeff Lynne performing Telephone Line
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Jeff Lynne performing Mr. Blue Sky
A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Jeff Lynne performing Roll Over Beethoven
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This program was a live broadcast, simulcast on BBC Radio 2, as part of the annual A Festival In A Day event, which itself is a celebration at London's Hyde Park with live musical acts on an outdoor stage. ELO was the headlining act with opening acts including Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Bellowhead, Gregory Porter, Billy Ocean and more. As broadcast, it was preceded by a short film narrated by DJ Chris Evans about the history of ELO.

Coaxing Jeff Lynne out for this live gig can mostly be attributed to BBC DJ Chris Evans, who first got Jeff to do the live performances in November 2013 for the Children In Need ROCKS concert. He featured Jeff on his radio show a few more times and in the March 7, 2014 broadcast of his The Chris Evans Breakfast Show show, asked Jeff how many texts it would require to convince him to do an upcoming gig (not yet determined to be the A Festival In A Day gig). Jeff agreed to that 2000 texts to the station would be all it would take. Within an hour over 10,000 texts had come in. Jeff agreed that he would give it a real try see what he could do. The announcement of the A Festival In A Day headliner of ELO was made on June 13, 2014 on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show.

The band itself was billed at this concert as "Jeff Lynne's ELO" which is the first use of the term. It seems to have been picked up and all later appearances have used the name. The band for the concert featured mostly Take That's backing band, with only Richard Tandy from the 1970s peak in the band. The concert is significant as it is the first time every that Jeff Lynne has played an ELO concert with a full orchestra. It also included Jeff Lynne's first time ever live performance of All Over The World and Steppin' Out.

Several announcements during the show repeated that this was Jeff Lynne's first ELO live performances since 1986. This is incorrect as the band, led by Jeff Lynne, had done two live shows in 2001 in support of the Zoom album and the upcoming (but aborted) tour.

Although there is no official release of this concert, it is commonly available on DVD, CD and even various colored vinyl pressings.

Show: Jeff Lynne's ELO: Live At Hyde Park
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 14 September 2014
Broadcast Date: 17 October 2014
Running Time: 85 minutes
The songs are the same performances as the 14 September 2014 with additional interview segments added.
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Performance Type: Completely Live + Interview

Nearly a month after the 14 September 2014 A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert and broadcast, the audio was mastered and interview segments with Jeff Lynne were inserted between the songs, cutting much of the cheering, between song chatter and song introductions by Jeff. This broadcast was in full HD quality. Other than the mastering of the audio, all songs were unedited except for Roll Over Beethoven which cuts about a minute of the guitar jam just before the start of the final choruses.

The exact date of the interview is unknown, but it was clearly conducted shortly before the concert and Jeff talks about imagining what it will be like to go on stage.

Show: On Tap
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: VH1 Classic (USA)
Record Date: 4 November 2014
Broadcast Date: 17 December 2014
Running Time: 7 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This interview was available online and was not broadcast on TV. It was a short interview by Nik Carter done backstage, just after Jeff had received his "Oustanding Contribution" award at the 10th Classic Rock Roll Of Honour ceremony. Jeff discussed receiving the award, the Traveling Wilburys, his recent and future work. He mentions that he would like to release an album under the name "Jeff Lynne's ELO" early in the spring 2015, trying to rebrand his music to combine his Electric Light Orchestra and solo music.

Show: 57th Annual Grammy Awards
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Episode: 57
Broadcaster: CBS (USA)
Record Date: 8 February 2015
Broadcast Date: 8 February 2015
Running Time: 210 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO with Ed Sheeran
Song: Evil Woman/Mr. Blue Sky
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Performance Type: Completely Live

It's not entirely clear what this appearance was meant to promote, but it is probably to help increase the cachet of Jeff Lynne and ELO as a brand for potential upcoming releases. The only appearance on the program was the musical performance, with the first verse and final chorus of Evil Woman attached to a slightly shortened version of Mr. Blue Sky where Ed Sheeran joined in on guitar and vocals. The vocoder section was cut altogether and the coda that was included in the 2013 Children In Need ROCKS and the 2014 Hyde Park performances was not included. The artist was billed as Jeff Lynne's ELO with Ed Sheeran. The band's line up was almost the same as the Hyde Park performance late in 2014, but dropping several keyboard players, switching out background vocalist Melanie Lewis-McDonald for Tyra Juliette and bringing in three unidentified woman on cello and violin.

The camera cut on a few occasions to celebrities in the audience enjoying the performance. Celebrities seen dancing along include Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and Beyoncé. Paul McCartney in particular hadn't realized that the camera was on him and when he noticed it, he quickly sat down, seeming to be embarrassed.

The awards ceremony was broadcast in the UK the following day in the UK on Channel 4 and 4Music, but in a surprise move, they edited out the ELO performance altogether and did not broadcast it.

Show: Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Variety (USA)
Record Date: 23 April 2015
Broadcast Date: 23 April 2015
Running Time: 50 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This appearance was live streamed and recorded by the Hollywood Walk Of Fame organization and available on YouTube. It is the footage of Jeff receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with guest appearances by Joe Walsh and Tom Petty. This is the 2548th star awarded the honor and Jeff's star, as well as the live event, happens on Vine Street, directly across from the Capitol Records building.

The ceremony features the Hollywood Walk Of Fame president, Leron Gubler, giving a speech about Jeff's accomplishments and draws a laugh from the crowd when he misidentifies George Harrison as George Hamilton. Following this, Joe Walsh comes to the podium and gives a speech with plenty of jokes and plays on song titles for songs that Jeff has written. He makes a crack about the Sam Smith Stay With Me incident, which draws a bit of an embarrassed chagrin from Jeff. Then Tom Petty comes and gives a speech, praising Jeff's skill as a musician and producer. Finally, Los Angeles council members Mitch O'Farrell and Tom LaBonge come to the podium and give another speech and present a plaque award to Jeff. Throughout, Jeff's manager, Craig Fruin, is often visible standing in the crowd behind the podium.

Finally, Jeff gives his own speech, stating what an honor and surprise it is to get the award. There are a series of photos at the podium before they all go down to the star and take pictures as the star is unveiled. Then Jeff, Gubler, O'Farrell, LaBonge, Walsh, Petty and an unidentified woman take several photographs in front of the star.

In the video, before Jeff's ceremony, the event features Hollywood Walk Of Fame president, Leron Gubler, presenting a retirement award to Officer John Washington for 35 years of service to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Show: Jeff Lynne's ELO: Live At Hyde Park
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: Palladia (USA)
Record Date: 14 September 2014
Broadcast Date: 7 September 2015
Running Time: 90 minutes
The songs are the same performances as the 14 September 2014 with a new audio mix by Jeff Lynne. It excluded the Roll Over Beethoven encore.
Performance Type: Completely Live

Live In Hyde Park DVD Live In Hyde Park Blu-ray This broadcast is yet a third version of the Hyde Park A Festival In A Day: BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park concert. The video is the same as the original broadcast, but the audio is personally remastered and remixed by Jeff Lynne.

After the initial broadcast on September 7, the show was repeated multiple times on both Palladia and VH1 Classic channels in the following weeks. As broadcast, however, it completely cut the performance of Roll Over Beethoven.

This version was also released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 11, 2015, although the North American versions excluded Roll Over Beethoven (probably as a cost-saving measure so they didn't have to pay royalties in the US). The DVD and Blu-ray included, as a bonus feature, the unedited interviews from the October 17, 2014 broadcast on BBC (the second edited broadcast), as well as the complete (not edited as broadcast) version of Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne And ELO.

"Electric Light Orchestra founder Jeff Lynne has been coy in recent years about whether he'll resurrect the popular classic rock band for an album and tour. But fans that weren't able to attend the rare outdoor performance last September in London by Jeff Lynne's ELO are about to be rewarded. Live At Hyde Park will have its U.S. television premiere on MTV Networks' Palladia channel starting this Labor Day, September 7th, at 9PM Eastern. ELO were accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the event's 50,000 tickets sold-out quickly. Subsequent showings are scheduled for September 8-9."
Unknown (August 2015 - Best Classic Bands website)
"Power pop fans unite, because tonight Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra Live At Hyde Park concert film is getting its Palladia premiere at 10 PM EST/9 PM CST! Watch as Lynne delivers a rousing and crowd-pleasing string of the band's most beloved chart-topping hits in front of 50,000 people at London's famed Hyde Park. The 2014 performance marked the first time in nearly 30 years that the group played a festival stage—and they didn't miss a beat. The Times of London have called the set 'near perfect' in their 5-star review, and the Evening Standard gushed that 'ELO still have the power to flick switches' in their 4-star review. The entire set is out on DVD today courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment, so pick it up if you like what you see tonight! Their set includes classics such as Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Don't Bring Me Down, Mr. Blue Sky and so many more.
Unknown (September 11, 2015 - VH1 website)
Show: Neil McCormick's Needle Time
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Vintage TV (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 10 November 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

Jeff was interviewed on this program by (naturally enough) Neil McCormick, in a nice, comfortable interview. The show was produced for Vintage TV, a subscriber channel.

During the course of the interview, clips are shown of Mr. Blue Sky in Hyde Park; music videos of When I Was A Boy, Livin' Thing, Showdown, Here Is The News, When We Was Fab, and End Of The Line; Set Of 6 performances of In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2) and 10538 Overture, the performance of Roll Over Beethoven at the 1978 Wembley show; and the lyric video for When The Night Comes.

Show: The One Show
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Episode: S10E67
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 11 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 11 November 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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The One Show
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
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Performance Type: Interview + Completely Live

Jeff arrives on stage about halfway through the program where he is interviewed by host Alex Jones and guest host Warwick Davis. He is introduced by a series of clips from Jeff performing Sweet Talkin' Woman at Hyde Park, the Don't Bring Me Down and Telephone Line music videos, and ending with Richard Tandy doing the "please turn me over" bit at the end of Mr. Blue Sky at Hyde Park. Following this, Jeff is seen sitting on a couch next to other guests Gregg Wallace, Monica Galetti and Marcus Wareing. Jeff is asked about the inspiration and recording of the Alone In The Universe album, the Hyde Park concert, and his dreams. Gregg Wallace seems particularly thrilled to be sitting next to Jeff, claiming he is a big fan. There is also a mention of the BBC concert to be performed the next day which will be available on the BCC Red Button.

This is followed by a segment about the Richard House Children's Hospice featuring Alex Jones. Shaan Ali, a young boy featured in the hospice bit is in the studio, sitting between Jeff and Alex for a short interview, then a comedy bit where Shaan is shown wandering around behind the TV set meeting the crew. Back in the studio, he states he wants to be a journalist and does a quick interview with the guests, particularly asking Jeff what his favorite instrument is.

This is followed by a fun story about mullets and a segment with Michael Bolton is shown where he gets a mullet via hair extensions. Back in the studio, Alex and Warwick ask the guests about their hairstyles and a series of pictures showing that Jeff's hair never really changed much is shown to good laughs. Then a segment with children involved in the Rickshaw Challenge is shown, showing how much money they've raised for Children in Need. Back in the studio, Alex and Warwick say thanks and good night.

Finally, there is a live performance of When I Was A Boy to end the show. At the end of the performance, a scroll runs across the bottom of the screen advertising the following day's BBC concert.

Show: Ask Jeff Lynne
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 12 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 12 November 2015
Running Time: 10 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This is an online only presentation, with BBC Radio presenter Jo Whiley interviewing Jeff Lynne and asking questions presented by the audience. The interview was done at the BBC Radio Theatre just before the BBC Radio 2 In Concert, which was just a few hours away.

Questions were all presented by fans and cover topics such as Jeff as an inspiration, the color blue, space themes, production, and more. It also includes his probably most honest answer ever a to why he wears sunglasses all the time.

Show: BBC Radio 2 In Concert
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 12 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 12 November 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Turn To Stone
Jeff Lynne performing Turn To Stone
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Evil Woman
Jeff Lynne performing Evil Woman
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Showdown
Jeff Lynne performing Showdown
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: All Over The World
Jeff Lynne performing All Over The World
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
Jeff Lynne performing When I Was A Boy
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Livin' Thing
Jeff Lynne performing Livin' Thing
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Strange Magic
Jeff Lynne performing Strange Magic
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Jeff Lynne performing Don't Bring Me Down
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Steppin' Out
Jeff Lynne performing Steppin' Out
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When The Night Comes
Jeff Lynne performing When The Night Comes
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Jeff Lynne performing Sweet Talkin' Woman
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Ain't It A Drag
Jeff Lynne performing Ain't It A Drag
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Telephone Line
Jeff Lynne performing Telephone Line
BBC Radio 2 In Concert
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Jeff Lynne performing Mr. Blue Sky
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This was a live performance at the BBC Radio Theatre, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra. It was introduced by BBC radio personality Jo Whiley, who also made an appearance at the end of the show to thanks Jeff and the band. The concert was simulcast on BBC radio and via the BBC Red Button, the latter being an on-demand service available through digital devices.

The setlist was a shortened set, allowing the full concert to fit into the one hour alotted time.

Show: Today
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Nine Network (Australia)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 13 November 2015
Running Time: 210 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

The Australian Today show is a morning news program featuring various segments of national and international news, and various entertainment stories. Jeff was featured in a short three minute interview segment, via the internet from England, interspersed with various footage of Jeff's music videos. The interview is by Richard Wilkins. Featured are clips of Jeff's performance of Mr. Blue Sky at Hyde Park as well as the music videos of When I Was A Boy, Handle With Care, Free Fallin' and Inside Out.

Show: Amazon Front Row
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Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: Amazon (USA)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 16 November 2015
Running Time: 7 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Performance Type: Interview

This is an online interview only, as part of the Amazon website's exclusive promotion for the album. It features an interview with Jeff in his Los Angeles home.

Intercut with the interviews are small segments of Jeff in the studio singing the songs When I Was A Boy, The Sun Will Shine On You, When The Night Comes, One Step At A Time and All My Life. There's also a very short segment of Jeff playing an impromptu bluesy guitar riff while Steve Jay is setting up the equipment.

Show: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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Episode: S02E185
Broadcaster: NBC (USA)
Record Date: 18 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 18 November 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing When I Was A Boy on
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
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Performance Type: Completely Live

The Tonight Show started back in 1954, under different variations depending on the host, so it has been running throughout Jeff's career. However, this is Jeff's first appearance on the long running program. And this episode is hosted, of course, by comedian Jimmy Fallon. It is a variety entertainment program featuring interviews with stars, comedy sketches and musical guests. On this episode, guests include actors Jennifer Lawrence and Michael B. Jordon. Jeff's appearance was at the end of the program. After a quick introduction by Jimmy Fallon, Jeff and the band performed When I Was A Boy.

Also performed was the song Mr. Blue Sky, it was not included in the original program. Instead, it was performed for the studio audience after the main program was complete and was filmed for a website exclusive only.

Show: TFI Friday
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Episode: S07E05
Broadcaster: Channel 4 (UK)
Record Date: 6 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 20 and 21 November 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
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TFI Friday
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Livin' Thing
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Performance Type: Completely Live

TFI Friday is a (mostly) musical themed shows featuring live performances and interviews, although it often includes other comedy and variety types of events. Jeff Lynne, under the Jeff Lynne's ELO banner, appeared on the show, performing songs only and having no interview. He closed the 20 November show with When I Was A Boy with the show's closing credits scrolling across the bottom of the screen. The show repeats the following day (Saturday) and is typically slightly extended. For this extension, the performance of When I Was A Boy was shown without the closing credits and was immediately followed by the previously unaired performance of Livin' Thing. No closing credits are shown over the performances of the extended rebroadcast.

Show: CBS This Morning
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Episode: S04E279
Broadcaster: CBS (USA)
Record Date: Unknown (interview) and 21 November 2015 (performance)
Broadcast Date: 21 November 2015
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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CBS This Morning
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing When I Was A Boy on
CBS This Morning
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Showdown
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Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Turn To Stone
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Performance Type: Interview + Completely Live

This program is a morning news program and Jeff's appearance was part of their occasional Saturday Sessions musical segment. For the segment, a prerecorded Jeff interview, by Anthony Mason, is shown while Jeff is sitting at a mixing desk. The interview is intercut with descriptions of Jeff's career by Anthony Mason as well as pictures and clips of Livin' Thing and Don't Bring Me Down from Hyde Park as well as music video clips of Got My Mind Set On You, Free Fallin', Handle With Care and Real Love.

Immediately following the interview, Jeff and the band performed When I Was A Boy. Later, as a teaser, they were shown and heard playing an instrumental version of Showdown for only 17 seconds. Finally, after a commercial break, they played a full performance of Turn To Stone.

Jeff was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award for this peformance in the Outstanding Musical Performance in a Talk Show/Morning Program category. He lost the award to Rachel Platten for her performance on Good Morning America.

"Jeff Lynne is one of the most influential rock musicians and producers ever, and is now leading a 21st-century version of a hit-making powerhouse. Formerly 'Electric Light Orchestra,' the band is now called 'Jeff Lynne's ELO,' and in this Saturday Session, they play When I Was A Boy from their album Alone In The Universe."
Unknown (November 21, 2016 CBS News website)
Show: The Royal Variety Performance 2015
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Episode: #88
Broadcaster: ITV (UK)
Record Date: 13 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 8 December 2015
Running Time: 120 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing When I Was A Boy on
The Royal Variety Performance 2015
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
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Performance Type: Completely Live

The Royal Variety Performance is an annual pop and variety show put together for the British monarchy, usually showcasing the current best of British talent and popularity. This is Jeff's first and only appearance at this high profile and important show, which was performed in the presence of Prince Harry, at the time, fifth in line for the succession for the British throne. The performance was at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The band was introduced by host Jack Whitehall. The performances are two rather typical performances of When I Was A Boy and Mr. Blue Sky with a short bit of thanks from Jeff between them. It was widely reported that Jeff Lynne got the nights only standing ovation for his performance of Mr. Blue Sky.

"'He is without doubt one of the most respected and influential musicians ever,' was the host's no-pressure introduction to the Seventies orchestral rock conjurer. Singing in a nasal croon and wearing Bob Dylan-style 'no eye contact' mirror shades, 67-year-old Lynne to his credit looked every centimetre the heritage rock legend. The actual performance, it is true, was a bit Jools Holland – all reverential close-ups on his finger picking and alarming cuts to his rhythm section. But in an evening of almost exhausting artifice, Lynne brought a sorely-needed earthiness, especially as he plunged into oldie Mr Blue Sky – a hint of how The Beatles might have sounded had they stayed together long enough to discover prog-rock."
Ed Power (December 8, 2015 - The Telegraph)
Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live
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Episode: S13E168
Broadcaster: ABC (USA)
Record Date: 23 November 2015
Broadcast Date: 14 December 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
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Jimmy Kimmel Live
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Evil Woman
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Performance Type: Completely Live

This appearance is Jeff's first on the long running Jimmy Kimmel Live. Only When I Was A Boy was part of the original broadcast, with a performance of Evil Woman appearing as a website exclusive for the show.

The recording of the performance itself was rather curious. It was recorded about three weeks prior to broadcast and was performed in the parking lot of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California in front of invited fans, just after the filming of the evening's episode (which was a special dedicated to Star Wars: The Force Awakens). For the night, several songs were actually performed, with Evil Woman being performed three times dues to errors in the first two performances, however only the two songs were used. The songs performed that night in order of performance are When I Was A Boy (broadcast), Evil Woman take 1, All Over The World, Evil Woman take 2, Evil Woman take 3 (broadcast), and Mr. Blue Sky.All performances were filmed by fans on portable devices and are commonly available except the first performance of Evil Woman.

There is a new review from the audience for this recording HERE.

Show: Roy Orbison: One Of The Lonely Ones
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: Unknown
Broadcast Date: 29 December 2015
Running Time: 60 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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This is a documentary focused on the life of Roy Orbison. Jeff Lynne features briefly in the middle of the program, talking about the power of Roy's voice and his influence. He features prominently nearly the end, talking about Roy's time with the Traveling Wilburys. There is also a lot of footage of the Traveling Wilburys in the Mike Campbell's Garage home video that is shown.

Show: A Message For Tim
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: ESA (Europe)
Record Date: February 2016
Broadcast Date: 10 February 2016
Running Time: 1 minute
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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This is just a quick video featuring Jeff Lynne as posted on YouTube by the European Space Agency (ESA). It has Jeff congratulating astronaut Tim Peake on being one of the few British astronauts, who at the time was on a mission at the International Space Station. Tim had chosen Jeff's Mr. Blue Sky to be played on the mission, so Jeff also thanked him for choosing the song and that he was honored by it.

Show: Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
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Episode: 1 only
Broadcaster: BBC (UK)
Record Date: 26 June 2016
Broadcast Date: 26 June 2016
Running Time: 90 minutes
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Evil Woman
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Evil Woman on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Showdown
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Showdown on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: All Over The World
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing All Over The World on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: When I Was A Boy
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing When I Was A Boy on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Livin' Thing
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Livin' Thing on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: 10538 Overture
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing 10538 Overture on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Rockaria!
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Rockaria! on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Shine A Little Love
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Shine A Little Love on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Wild West Hero
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Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Telephone Line
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Telephone Line on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Turn To Stone
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Turn To Stone on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Don't Bring Me Down
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Don't Bring Me Down on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Sweet Talkin' Woman
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Sweet Talkin' Woman on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Mr. Blue Sky on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Roll Over Beethoven on
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Interview
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Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
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Performance Type: Completely Live + Interview

The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, often just referred to as "Glastonbury Festival" or just "Glastonbury" is an annual festival featuring musical acts, dance, comedy, sculpture and more, showcasing the performing arts. The event attracts many fans. This was the 34th festival, taking place over the course of five days. Jeff Lynne's ELO played on the afternoon of the third day, a slot in the schedule typically reserved for an established, popular older artist. It's an honorific slot, colloquially referred to as the "legend's slot" or the "Sunday teatime slot". Their performance was on the pyramid stage-- so-called because the stage infrastructure is in the shape of a four sided pyramid.

uOxfam Presents: Stand As One - Live At Glastonbury 2016The festival was broadcast only in part on the BBC, but Jeff Lynne's ELO slot was not actually broadcast on the airwaves. Instead, it was made available on demand through BBC On Demand outlets. There was a download and CD album released of select songs from the performance, called Oxfam Presents: Stand As One - Live At Glastonbury 2016 and benefitting refugee charities. This CD included Jeff Lynne's ELO performance of Showdown.

The program was more than just a simple concert. It was prefaced by a warm up segment featuring select performances by other artists, interviews, and a quick history of the Jeff Lynne's musical journey. All this was hosted by Lauren Laverne and Mark Radcliffe. Footage is as follows:

There are quick interviews with various celebrities, including Basil Brush, talking about ELO, Mr. Blue Sky and Jeff Lynne. Hosts Lauren and Mark give a quick overview of the festival so far, with several bits focusing on the appearance by the band Madness. Then Gregory Porter is shown performing Don't Lose Your Steam on the pyramid stage. The hosts talk about the specialness of the Sunday teatime slot and Jeff Lynne's upcoming performance. This is followed by a special acoustic performance by Cyndi Lauper of Time After Time and they make a few jokes about her wanting a glitter raincoat and background noise during the performance. After this, host Mark gives a voiceover about Jeff Lynne's musical history while various clips play of TV performances, interviews, music videos and more play; several clips from the 2014 Hyde Park concert and interview are included.
Following all this buildup, the concert itself is shown. After the concert, a post-concert interview with Jeff is done by Jo Whiley, talking about the concert that he and his band just completed. After the interview, Lauren and Mark close the show, talking about Jeff and making a mention that they would like to see Roy Wood at Glastonbury the next year.
Show: 2017 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
2017 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony title card
Episode: Unknown
Broadcaster: HBO (USA)
Record Date: 7 April 2017
Broadcast Date: 29 April 2017
Running Time: TBD
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Roll Over Beethoven
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Roll Over Beethoven on
2017 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Evil Woman
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Evil Woman on
2017 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Artist: Jeff Lynne's ELO
Song: Mr. Blue Sky
Jeff Lynne's ELO performing Mr. Blue Sky on
2017 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Artist: Jeff Lynne
Song: N/A - Speech
Jeff Lynne Speech on
2017 Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Performance Type: Completely Live + Speech

This was the 32nd Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame award ceremony, with Electric Light Orchestra being inducted on the first time they were nominated. ELO members being inducted that night were Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy. Only Jeff and Roy were present and appeared on stage after an introduction by Dhani Harrison. Roy had a short speech, thanking Jeff for carrying on and writing all the songs. Jeff also gave a short speech (but longer than Roy), talking of his parents instilling a love of music in him and expressing regret that Bev and Richard were not present. Other awardees that night include Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Journey (who often opened for ELO in the 1970s), Yes and Joan Baez. Although not inducted, Nile Rodgers also recieved a Musical Excellence award.

For the ceremony, Jeff Lynne's ELO performed Roll Over Beethoven, Evil Woman and Mr. Blue Sky using the same line up and arrangement as the recent tour performances. The exception was that Richard Tandy was not present for reasons unknown with keyboardist Marcus Byrne taking his place at piano and vocoder. This would be the first time ever that a Jeff Lynne led ELO performance was done without Richard on stage. The performance of Roll Over Beethoven was done to honor the recently deceased Chuck Berry and was preceded by a short presentation on his life and musical impact.

Jeff Lynne and ELO did not appear at all in the all-star jam at the end of the show. Originally it was supposed to be Chuck Berry's song Rock and Roll Music, but it was changed at the last minute to Neil Young's Rockin' in the Free World. There was only the one jam song performed that night.

As broadcast, the show rearranged the order of events that night. It opened with ELO's performance of Roll Over Beethoven, with the announcer speaking over the music during the Beethoven's Fifth Symphony intro and the names of the stars flashing on the screen. The performance is edited down to five minutes from what was actually performed. Following this, Jan Wenner comes on stage and introduces a nice video tribute to Chuck Berry who had recently died.

Following this, as broadcast, Dhani Harrison introduces the Electric Light Orchestra video, which plays, and is followed his speech inducting the band (with Jeff and Roy shown briefly in the audience), then Jeff and Roy come on stage to accept and give short speeches. Finally, the live performances of Evil Woman and Mr. Blue Sky are shown. This is immediately followed by Joan Baez's induction and Jeff is not seen after this.

This page is intended to be a complete record of information on the Jeff Lynne's TV appearances. If you notice any errors or omissions (which there are many), please contact me at jefflynnesongs@gmail.com and let me know. I strive for accuracy.

Robert Porter
June 2017