The Traveling Wilburys’ debut, released in October 1988, featured a should’ve-been-hit that summed up this all-star amalgam’s enduring charm.
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Jeff Lynne’s ‘Armchair Theatre,’ released this month in 1990, struggled to live up to its opening track’s promise – but often charmed us, anyway.
Roy Orbison’s ‘Mystery Girl,’ released on Feb. 7, 1989, became a celebration, a valedictory, a mash note and a desperately sad farewell — all in one.
Jeff Lynne never believed Bob Dylan would join the Traveling Wilburys: ‘It was a wonderful experience’
ELO’s Jeff Lynne was in the midst of producing a George Harrison album when the former Beatles star made a left-field suggestion.
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.
‘Don’t know if I’ll take the plunge’: Jeff Lynne on touring, and the possibility of reunions with ELO and the Traveling Wilburys
Jeff Lynne discusses the prospect of a new tour, and ruminates both on reforming the Traveling Wilburys and reuniting with other original members of the Electric Light Orchestra in advance of a hometown honor tonight in Birmingham.
For a confirmed Beatlemaniac like Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame, working with members of the Fab Four had always been a dream. Beginning in the late 1980s, every one of them came true.
‘There was this funny little kerfuffle in the studio’: Jeff Lynne on his Wilbury relationship with Bob Dylan
Jeff Lynne, so meticulous in the studio that he’s now painstakingly rerecorded all of the Electric Light Orchestra’s best-known hits, wouldn’t seem to be a great fit with the famously low-fi Bob Dylan.
Dave Stewart, of Eurythmics fame, played a key role in the formative days of the Traveling Wilburys, that 1980s supergroup featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison.