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For Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne wasn’t just an ace producer: ‘We go bowling, me and Jeff’

For Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne wasn’t just an ace producer: ‘We go bowling, me and Jeff’

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.

Tom Petty remembers the mystery, joy of the Traveling Wilburys: ‘We made that record for us’

Tom Petty remembers the mystery, joy of the Traveling Wilburys: ‘We made that record for us’

Tom Petty enthuses about the Traveling Wilburys off-handed creative spark, saying they’d record a track, then write the lyrics over dinner.

‘He liked the Beatles, too': Tom Petty opens up about his relationship with George Harrison

‘He liked the Beatles, too': Tom Petty opens up about his relationship with George Harrison

They memorably recorded two albums together with the Traveling Wilburys.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye (2014)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye (2014)

This is the best collection of songs they have put together in years.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.

One Track Mind: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “U Get Me High” (2014)

One Track Mind: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “U Get Me High” (2014)

The Heartbreakers offer plenty of edge, but what stands out is what’s not there this time.

One Track Mind: Tom Petty, “American Dream Plan B” from Hypnotic Eye (2014)

One Track Mind: Tom Petty, “American Dream Plan B” from Hypnotic Eye (2014)

Tom Petty said his new album was going to rock. And, it’s clear now, he meant it.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty , “When The Time Comes” from You’re Gonna Get It! (1978)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty , “When The Time Comes” from You’re Gonna Get It! (1978)

Did Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fall into “the second-album dilemma”?

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (1976)

What a way to close their self-titled 1976 debut album.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Luna” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Luna” (1976)

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