10 Mar 2014
Jeff Lynne has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Birmingham University to mark his contribution to music. This year Jeff will also get a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, but said the recognition from his hometown is just as special.
‘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.’– Jeff Lynne, 2014
Dr. Lynne has signed each of the limited edition TRAVELING WILBURY books, which chart his adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Click here to find out more.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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