The History of the Traveling Wilburys

Introduction by Mo Ostin

The birth of the Traveling Wilburys was a happy accident. Warner Bros. Records' International Department had asked that George Harrison come up with a B-side for "This Is Love," a single from his Cloud Nine album. At the time it was customary to couple an A-side with a never-before-heard track, giving the single extra sales value.

This was mid-1988. Cloud Nine was just out. George, along with cowriter Jeff Lynne and their friends Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, had been hanging out in Dylan's studio. I suppose George figured that as long as his pals were on hand, why not use them to knock off this flipside? [More on the story of the Traveling Wilburys.]

 




George Harrison Fund for UNICEF's 'Month of Giving'
Today we are proud to honor the legacy of George Harrison and the very first major music concert for a cause "The Concert for Bangladesh". Join us in supporting the great work of the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and their work with the children affected by the famine in Africa.

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