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The Traveling Wilburys

Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup formed by George Harrison and Jeff Lynne. Initially an informal grouping with Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, they got together at Bob Dylan’s studio in Malibu, California, to record an additional track as a B-side for the single release of Harrison’s “This Is Love”. The song they came up with was “Handle With Care”, which the record company immediately realized was too good to be released as a single “filler”.

They enjoyed working together so much that they decided to create an album together. Co-written by all the group members, ...read more

Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup formed by George Harrison and Jeff Lynne. Initially an informal grouping with Roy Orbison and Tom Petty, they got together at Bob Dylan’s studio in Malibu, California, to record an additional track as a B-side for the single release of Harrison’s “This Is Love”. The song they came up with was “Handle With Care”, which the record company immediately realized was too good to be released as a single “filler”.

They enjoyed working together so much that they decided to create an album together. Co-written by all the group members, the songwriting and recording were accomplished over a ten-day period at Dave Stewart’s house, as Dylan was due to go out on tour. Their first studio album, Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 was released on October 18, 1988. The band members were credited under various pseudonyms, all sons of a fictional Charles Truscott Wilbury, Sr. The album was immediately dubbed as one of the top 100 albums of all time by Rolling Stone, and was a critical and commercial success, spawning several successful singles and eventually reaching triple-platinum sales status in the US. Additionally, it was nominated for several awards and won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1989.

The death of Orbison on December 6, 1988 prevented further full collaborations, and the band continued without him. « hide

Similar Bands: Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Electric Light Orchestra, George Harrison, Tom Petty

LPs
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
1990

3.5
21 Votes
Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
1988

4.1
66 Votes
Compilations
The Traveling Wilburys Collection
2007

4.4
19 Votes

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