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George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison.

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The Birth 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?

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End Of The Line

End Of The Line – released 1989
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“Been close to the edge, hanging by my fingernails, I’ve rolled and I’ve tumbled through the roses and the thorns, And I couldn’t see the sign that warned me, I’m heading for the light…”
Heading For The Light, The Traveling Wilburys