On what would have been the birthday of the legendary Roy Orbison, we remember one of the great groups that he was a part of: The Traveling Wilburys.

The Traveling Wilburys consisted of Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison.  The group recorded two albums together: Vol. 1, which came out in 1988, and Vol. 3, which came out in 1990.  Two of their most known songs are, "Handle With Care" and "End of The Line".  They of course went by various pseudonyms as a joke and pretended to be half brothers.

Other than "Handle With Care," I wasn't that familiar with their albums.  I became more familiar with them after watching the documentary, "Runnin' Down A Dream."  It's a fantastic documentary on the life and career of Tom Petty that had a little segment on the Wilburys.

The albums sort of fell out of print but eventually they were packaged together in a box set.  If you have never heard these albums and are a fan of any of the members' solo work, check out this set.

Some legendary talent in one band and one of the best supergroups ever assembled.




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