Tuesday, December 6, 1988

Tuesday, October 25, 1988

Traveling Wilburys Volume 1, Traveling Wilburys, 1988

released 25 October 1988

Jeff Lynne: George said to me, ‘We should have a group, me and you.’ I said, ‘Great, who would we have in it?’ He said, ‘Well, I’ll have Bob Dylan.’ I said, ‘Can we have Roy Orbison?’ We thought Tom Petty would be a great member of the group too; luckily so did Tom.

The Tracks
1. Handle With Care (Traveling Wilburys) 3:20
2. Dirty World (Traveling Wilburys) 3:30
3. Rattled (Traveling Wilburys) 2:59
4. Last Night (Traveling Wilburys) 3:51
5. Not Alone Anymore (Traveling Wilburys) 3:25
6. Congratulations (Traveling Wilburys) 3:30
7. Heading For The Light (Traveling Wilburys) 3:37
8. Margarita (Traveling Wilburys) 3:17
9. Tweeter And The Monkey Man (Traveling Wilburys) 5:28
10. End Of The Line (Traveling Wilburys) 3:30

NY Times Article

Saturday, March 5, 1988

Geroge Harrison interview, Aspel & Company Show, 1988

show date
5 March 1988

George Harrison appears on the Aspel & Company Show in March 1988 and gives us a hint of the future. He is in the midst of discussing how it felt to play at the recent Prince's Trust Concert with many of his contemporaries including Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.

During the conversation (5:31), host Michael Aspel asks Harrison, "didn't someone suggest that you should get this sort of oldies group together?" To which Harrison hesitates and replies, "I think that's sort of an idea that's bubbling about, maybe in Elton's mind, I don't know. It's sort of a good idea because everyone enjoys playing together."

Aspel continues and says, "You could call yourselves, Methuselah." While Harrison nods and says, "Yeah, yeah", with a grin as the crowd laughs.

Later in the year, the Traveling Wilburys would release their first album with Harrison as one of the principles in the group.

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