Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Music: The Traveling Wilburys

End of the Line

What an amazing group, theses guys who came together to create The Traveling Wilburys: Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne (With Jim Keltner on the drums). They had such an exuberant sound and the idea of so much talent in one room is exciting in itself! Here is a video of a rollicking upbeat number, "End of the Line." When I first saw this one, I was wondering where Roy Orbison was, then I quickly realized that the video was shot after Orbison's death. When his solo come in, you'll see his photograph on the table and an empty chair with a guitar in it - I thought that was a beautiful touch.


2 comments:

  1. Hey CK, thanks for sharing this! I had no idea these guys were making music together. There are several great lines from this song....the one that strikes closest to home is "even though you're old and gray...you still have something to say". I'm counting on that. Thanks again.

    David
    http://www.davidbrazzeal.com

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  2. According to the "official website" (http://www.travelingwilburys.com/history/)the group's formation was a happy accident when George Harrison needed to put together a song for the B side of his single, "This is Love." His buddies happened to be around, so he got them involved in recording "Handle with Care" in 1988. Thus the Traveling Wilburys group was born. They recorded two albums, "The Traveling WIlburys, Volume 1," and "The Traveling Wilburys, Volume 3" (typical George Harrison whimsy).

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