A late-1980s introduction to Jeff Lynne forged some of the best-selling music of Tom Petty’s career. They also became life-long friends.
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Tom Petty enthuses about the Traveling Wilburys off-handed creative spark, saying they’d record a track, then write the lyrics over dinner.
They memorably recorded two albums together with the Traveling Wilburys.
This is the best collection of songs they have put together in years.
Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.
The Heartbreakers offer plenty of edge, but what stands out is what’s not there this time.
Tom Petty said his new album was going to rock. And, it’s clear now, he meant it.
Did Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fall into “the second-album dilemma”?
What a way to close their self-titled 1976 debut album.
The story of “Luna” begins in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Shelter Records, with whom the Heartbreakers were signed when their eponymous debut was released, was founded and run by Denny Cordell (who produced the album) and Leon Russell