Джефф поучаствовал в альбоме Регины Спектор 'Far'.
о Регине Спектор: Родилась в 1980 году Москве. В 1989 году, во время Перестройки, вместе со своей семьей переехала в Нью-Йорк и поселилась в Бронксе. Получила классическое музыкальное образование по классу фортепиано, закончила консерваторию в штате Нью-Йорк при Purchase College, по классу композиции. Закончила еврейскую религиозную школу. Автор текстов и музыки, Регина Спектор исполняет свои песни, аккомпанируя себе на фортепиано или гитаре. Трудно определить жанр, стиль и направление творчества Регины Спектор: его называют anti-folk, но в нем есть что-то и от панка, и от инди-рока, и от классической музыки (Регина получила классическое музыкальное образование сначала в России, а затем в Нью-Йорке, у профессора Сони Варгас). Ее сравнивают с Бьорк, с Тори Амос, с Ван Моррисоном. Но она все же совершенно оригинальна. Лирика Регины нарочито интеллигентна, с многочисленными культурными реминисценциями — Эдип, Самсон, Эзра Паунд, Пастернак, а музыка экономна и изящна, как классические японские стихи. Самое главное - то, как она умеет играть голосом.
Musicians Dave Grohl (L) and Jeff Lynne perform onstage during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Богатая сходка вышла.Джефф и Дейв исполнили песню про собачку,а ещё Дхани пригласил Джеффа и Уолша на “Something.” Я бы ещё отметил совместное выступление Ленокс и Стюарта.Жалко,что Том наверно не смог поучаствовать из за записи нового альбома.
Stars pay tribute to The Beatles
LOS ANGELES — There’s an easy way to give pop music’s most performance-hardened stars a case of the butterflies: Ask them to perform in front of The Beatles.
Many of today’s top artists gathered Monday night to honour The Beatles’ legacy, with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in attendance and late members John Lennon and George Harrison always in mind, at The Recording Academy’s taping of “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles.”
John Legend and Alicia Keys sang “Let It Be.” Katy Perry performed “Yesterday,” while her boyfriend, John Mayer, teamed with Keith Urban on “Don’t Let Me Down.” And Brad Paisley and Pharrell Williams took on the challenge of “Here Comes the Sun,” a song well known to millions of music fans.
“We are honouring the most important band of all time, and trying to do justice to their song while two of them sit there,” Paisley said in an interview before his performance. “We know, going in, we’re not going to sing like them, and we’re going to try to do our own thing with it. But ... there’s reasons why people get blasted when they cover Beatles songs in any situation. But here we are, we’re all doing that tonight. So, I guess it’s an even playing field in that sense.”
It was until McCartney and Starr took the stage, turning what had been a fairly sedate affair into an arm-in-arm singalong of hits “Hey, Jude,” “Sgt. Pepper” and “Yellow Submarine” that prompted movie stars and Grammy Award-winning musicians alike to sing along like giddy kids.
The telecast will air Feb. 9 on CBS, 50 years after The Fab Four made their first appearance in front of an American TV audience on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” It was a historic moment with more than 73 million Americans tuning in, changing pop culture in profound ways.
Even so, McCartney told the crowd he was hesitant to agree to commemorate it.
“What can I say about this evening, it’s just amazing,” he said. “At first when I was asked to do the show, I was wondering if it was the right thing to do. Was it seemly to tribute yourself? But I saw a couple of American guys who said to me, ‘You don’t understand the impact of that appearance on the show on America.’ I didn’t realize that.”
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich said the tribute event was more than a decade in the making and was produced at the Los Angeles Convention Center with archival footage from the band’s “Ed Sullivan” era as well as their psychedelic and hirsute, hipster periods.
Maroon 5 kicked off the show by re-creating the opening moments of the Feb. 9, 1964, appearance with “All My Loving,” then “Ticket to Ride.” Keys and Legend faced each other as they sat at matching black baby grand pianos. Mayer and Urban traded guitar licks, as did Gary Clark Jr. and Joe Walsh on “As My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of The Eurythmics reunited to play “The Fool on the Hill.”
Dave Grohl and Jeff Lynne hammered deep cut “Hey, Bulldog,” and Harrison’s son Dhani joined Lynne and Joe Walsh on his father’s classic “Something.” Stevie Wonder performed “We Can Work It Out” twice, asking for a retake after a slow start on his first attempt.
“Fire me, sue me,” he joked with the crowd.
Starr took the stage next and marveled at Wonder’s appearance: “I’ve got to tell you, what a thrill following Stevie Wonder.”
The drummer performed three songs alone, including “Yellow Submarine” at the request of Grohl’s young daughter. McCartney took the stage next for five songs of his own before Starr returned for a finale that included a group singalong of “Hey, Jude.” It was the first time the two had performed together since 2010.
“We were in a band. It’s called The Beatles,” Starr said near the end of the show. “And if we play, John and George are always with us. It’s always John, Paul, George and Ringo.”
The main event, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute, on CBS airs on Sunday (8:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) will feature a heap of A-lister performances, including The Eurthymics, Alicia Keys, Dave Grohl, John Legend, Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Wonder, Joe Walsh, Brad Paisley, Gary Clark Jr., Maroon 5, John Mayer, Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran singing covers. Most notably, Paul and Ringo will revisit some of their hits, sit down for an interview with Letterman and CBS will show archived footage from the famous evening.
Laura Mvula and Jeff Lynne receive honorary awards from Birmingham City University
Birmingham-born musician and producer Jeff picked up an honorary doctorate at the ceremony and will next week receive his own star on Broad Street’s Walk of Fame.
Jeff was a founder member of 50million record-selling Electric Light Orchestra and was a member of the Grammy award-winning Traveling Wilburys.
Jeff, who now lives in America but grew up in Shard End, said: “Both honours are equally important to me, but I never dreamed I’d get a ‘clever’ honour like this. I went to a secondary modern and once I got my first guitar that was all I ever wanted to do. I’m thrilled to bits.
“If I’m ever on a plane and they ask if there is a doctor on board, I will put my hand up.”