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Traveling Wilburys

Traveling Wilburys

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Tom Petty (1989)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1989

The lead Heartbreaker talks about the album Southern Accents; his long association with guitarist Mike Campbell; his Backstreet record label, and his previous label Shelter; his 1982-'86 sabbatical; Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys; embracing the spirit of punk; his partnership with Bob Dylan; his 1979 bankruptcy; people who cover his songs; live album Pack Up The Plantation, and his current solo album Full Moon Fever.

File format: mp3; file size: 55.1mb; Interview length: 57' 25"; sound quality: ****

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Tom Petty: Once In A Full Moon

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, 5 May 1989

BY THE time Tom Petty became a Traveling Wilbury last year, he had every reason to stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Roy ...

Tom Petty: Outlaw Blues

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, July 1989

Tom Petty survived the scuffling Southern bar circuit, soul-destroying legal wrangles and a self-inflicted hospital spell to bring his mid-tempo memories of fickle women and ...

Jeff Lynne's Guitar Craze

Interview by James Hunter, Musician, August 1989

A Wilbury explains why Tom Petty's solo album sounds the way it does ...

Bert and Ernie Fill in for Lefty: Traveling Wilburys - Vol. 3

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, December 1990

THEY SAY YOUR PERSPECTIVE changes when you’ve got a kid, and since little Mikey hit the one year mark at our house, I’ve been listening ...

Traveling Wilburys: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1990

SO SPIKE, MUDDY, Boo and Clayton are back – in the sense that, although that's not at all what the Wilburys were called last time, ...

Jeff Lynne: "I've worked with The Beatles and Dylan. I've lived every fan's dream"

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, February 2007

ELO's founder, he has also played inside a spaceship and gripped George Harrison with his bum. ...

Traveling Wilburys: Volume1/Volume 3

Review by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, July 2007

Five Legends Roll Together On Memorable Sidetrip ...

The Inside Story of the Traveling Wilburys… Rock's Greatest Ever Supergroup

Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, September 2007

George Harrison hid in the bushes with a video camera. Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne sang harmonies on the porch. And Bob Dylan? ...

Tom Petty

Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, October 2009

This is the full, uncut version of the piece that appeared in Mojo, October 2009. ...

Traveling Wilburys: Famous Five

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Vintage Rock, 2017

In the last year of his life, Roy Orbison enjoyed a renaissance in both his solo career and as part of a super group that ...

see also Bob Dylan

see also George Harrison

see also Jeff Lynne

see also Roy Orbison

see also Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers


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