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The Traveling Wilburys

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Reversing the usual process by which groups break up and give way to solo careers, the Traveling Wilburys are a group made up of solo stars. The group was organized by former Beatle George Harrison, former Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, thus representing three generations of rock stars. In 1988, the five (who had known each other for years) came together to record a Harrison B-side single and ended up writing and recording an album on which they shared lead vocals. It turned out to be a way to transcend the high expectations made of any of them as individuals, and a delighted public sent the album to number three, with two singles, "Handle With Care" and "End of the Line" hitting the charts. Unfortunately, Orbison died of a heart attack only a few weeks after the album's release. Two years later, the remaining quartet released a second album, inexplicably titled Vol. 3. Although it didn't match the success of the first Wilburys album, it was another million-selling hit. Throughout the '90s, there were rumors of another Traveling Wilburys record in the works, but no new albums from the group surfaced. Harrison and Lynne did re-team in 1995, when Lynne produced and reworked two John Lennon demos with the Beatles for their Anthology rarities collection. The Traveling Wilburys albums drifted out of print in the late '90s, making the 2007 release of The Traveling Wilburys Collection -- a double-disc set containing both albums, plus a bonus DVD -- a noteworthy affair. It debuted at number one in the U.K. and nine in the U.S., eventually earning platinum and gold certifications in the respective countries. In 2016, the collection saw a re-release on Concord. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Albums by
The Traveling Wilburys

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    The Traveling Wilburys Collection

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1

    11 songs

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3

    13 songs

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 [Bonus Tracks]

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    Handle with Care

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    End of the Line

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    The Traveling Wilburys

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1

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    The Traveling Wilburys

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1


Top Songs by
The Traveling Wilburys

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  2.   Handle with Care
  3.   End of the Line
  4.   Last Night
  5.   Margarita
  6.   Tweeter and the Monkey Man
  7.   Dirty World
  8.   If You Belonged to Me
  9.   Inside Out
  10.   7 Deadly Sins
  11.   Not Alone Any More
  12.   Where Were You Last Night?
  13.   Cool Dry Place
  14.   Rattled
  15.   Wilbury Twist
  16.   Nobody's Child
  17.   You Took My Breath Away
  18.   Congratulations
  19.   Like a Ship
  20.   She's My Baby
  21.   Maxine
  22.   Heading for the Light
  23.   New Blue Moon
  24.   Poor House
  25.   The Devil's Been Busy
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Bob Dylan: DNA

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    Adult Alternative

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    Eclectic Rock

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    Classic Rock

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    Soft Rock


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