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Jeff Lynne performs on Children in Need Rocks 2013

Rich List 2015: No.49 - Jeff Lynne

In 1970 he joined The Move with fellow Midland rockers Roy Wood and Bev Bevan, and they went on to form The Electric Light Orchestra. Roy Wood left in 1972 leaving Jeff Lynne as the band's creative force.

The Nightingales rehearsing at the Rich Bitch Studios in Selly Oak

Selly Oak music studios could move base after 30 years

Rich Bitch Studios, based in a converted engineering factory in Selly Oak, could be set for a move from its home of more than 30 years.

The Moody Blues: John Lodge, Justin Hayward, Graham Edge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas

The Moody Blues, Duran Duran and Led Zeppelin snubbed from B-Side Brum playlist

Slade and Roy Wood were also missing from the final 20-strong B-side album, created to highlight the region’s musical strength

Tony Iommi performs in 2009 at the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth with metal band Heaven & Hell which disbanded in 2010 after singer Ronnie James Dio died of cancer

Midlands rocks! How Birmingham’s industrial heritage made it the birthplace of heavy metal

An industrial accident in a sheet metal factory proved crucial to the sound of metal pioneers Black Sabbath in a region that has so many links with the genre


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