Traveling Wilbury's









Traveling Wilbury's

were a musical supergroup which consisted of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom petty, and Bob Dylan. They recorded two albums in the short time they were together. The group initially came together to record a song for the b-side of the single, This Is Love, by George Harrison. The record company thought that they did such a good job they wanted them to do more. They wanted more than just a single so they had them record two albums. The men had such a good time together that they agreed to creating and releasing the albums. The album, The Traveling Wilburys was released in October, 1988 and in 1989 it reached number 70 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980's. The death of Roy Orbison in 1988 prevented further collaborations but the group continued without him. They finished the video, The End Of the Line, and when it came to the verse sung by Roy, they had a scene of his guitar in a rocking chair followed by a photo of Roy.

The group did a charity single, Nobody’s Child, which was used to draw attention to the orphaned children in Romania. This single was released in 1990. The groups second album, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, was released in 1990. The album was less successful than the first album. It is believed that the reason they skipped Vol. 2 was because they considered the album, Full Moon Fever (Tom Petty’s) as Vol. 2. Jeff Lynn, George Harrison, and Roy Orbison, also performed on the album. In the 1990's the Traveling Wilburys albums were limited and even out of print in some areas. George Harrison was the primary holder to the rights and he did not reissue them before his death. In 2007. The two albums were reissued as a two CD and one DVD set. There was a release of two editions. One was a standard edition and the other was a deluxe edition.

The collection reached number 9 on the US Billboard 200 in June, 2007. They also hit number one on the Australian album charts. The Traveling Wilburys Collection reached number 1 in the United World Chart. There has been over 500,000 albums sold worldwide in just the first three weeks. It also stayed in the U. K. Top 5 for seven weeks. The Traveling Wilburys stage names were, Nelson Wilbury (Harrison), Otis Wilbury (Lynne), Lefty Wilbury (Orbison), Charlie T. Willbury (Petty), and Lucky Wilbury (dylan). On Album three was Spike Wilbury (harrison), Clayton Wilbury (Lynne), Muddy Wilbury (Petty), and Boo Wilbury (Dylan). It appears that they did enjoy writing and recording the albums. Just looking at the names of the Wilburys is comical.