Jeff Lynne’s ELO to team with Ed Sheeran for Grammys

February 4, 2015
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Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY
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Jeff Lynne’s ELO will perform with Ed Sheeran Sunday as part of an all-star moment with Herbie Hancock, John Mayer and The Roots’ Questlove at the 57th Grammy Awards Sunday (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/tape delayed PT).

The recently reunited ELO, which played its first full show in 28 years in London this past September, features founding members Lynne and keyboardist Richard Tandy. The appearance is likely a precursor to a new album and U.S. tour later this year.

ELO’s ’70s and early-’80s hits included Mr. Blue Sky, Livin’ Thing, Strange Magic and Don’t Bring Me Down.

The latest set of performer announcements for Sunday’s telecast includes four-time nominee Sia and 20-time Latin Grammy winner Juanes. Sam Smith will duet with Mary J. Blige, and Smith’s fellow new-artist nominee Brandy Clark will make her Grammy performance debut singing with Dwight Yoakam. Coldplay’s Chris Martin will guest with Beck, and pianist Lang Lang will sit in on an as-yet unannounced song.

Those performers will join a Grammys lineup that already includes AC/DC; Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga; Eric Church; Common with John Legend; Ariana Grande; Hozier with Annie Lennox; Jessie J with Tom Jones; Miranda Lambert; Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani; Madonna; Rihanna with Paul McCartney and Kanye West; Usher; and Pharrell Williams.

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  • robert clayton

    A fan of Jeff Lynne and ELO since around 1972 I have been on cloud nine since the return of...
  • Brent

    I have twice seen ELO live and before Out of the Blue album. Back when it was legal to shine...
  • Julie Martinez, RD

    I am amazed by the harmony. I love harmonizing with Jeff when he does acoustic. My sister was a backup...
  • Tom Van der Veer

    What is the date of the Hollywood Walk of Fame event?
  • Mike Phillips

    Fantastic news. The documentary was great. The re-recorded versions sounds amazing!
  • Ronnie James

    Please tour again as I sit here listenin to new album current track is Mercy... your phenomenal... never stop man!...
  • Jessica

    Jeff Lynne, I Am your biggest fan- please Please tour! I had tickets in hand for Zoom to finally see my idol...
  • Kev T

    I am beside myself, waiting for these new offerings. Mr lynne, PLEASE tour. I would pay whatever it costs to come to...
  • Eric C. Butto Jr.

    Congrats to Jeff & Joe in their recent collaboration...finally a great song resurrects from the Dynasty of Legendre...Analog Man makes...
  • mike caldwell

    can't believe the naysayers on recording standards and re-recording elo..i remember that t-bone walker re-recorded his hits for atlantic in...