The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were an English–American country/folk/roots rock supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Originating from an idea discussed by Harrison and Lynne during the sessions for Harrison's 1987 album Cloud Nine, the band formed in April 1988 after the five members united to record a bonus track for Harrison's next European single. When this collaboration, "Handle with Care", was deemed too good for such a limited release, the group agreed to record a full album, titled Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. Following Orbison's death in December 1988, the band released a second album, which they titled Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, in 1990.
Links to Peel
Peel played tracks from the band's material, but lost interest in them after the death of Roy Orbison, which he mentioned when playing their cover of Nobody's Child, originally done by artists such as Lonnie Donegan and Hank Snow on his 18 June 1990 show.
"I lost interest in the Traveling Wilburys it must be admitted with the death of Roy Orbison, but their current single is issued in a very good cause for Romania … the Romanian Angel Appeal it is issued in favour of. And Rumania of course particularly in the news at the moment. You feel as if the door had been opened for them and is now in the process of being slammed in their face again. The Traveling Wilburys and a version of a song which I remember as by Lonnie Donegan in fact, quite some years ago"
- 18 October 1988: Handle With Care (7”) Wilbury
- 31 October 1988: Not Alone Any More (LP – Volume One) Warner Bros
- 01 November 1988: Marguerite (LP – Volume One) Warner Bros
- 07 November 1988: Not Alone Any More (LP - Volume One) Wilbury
- 19 December 1988: Not Alone Anymore (LP - Volume One) Warner Brothers
- 18 June 1990: Nobody's Child (7") Wilbury