The Kool Music Insider – Traveling Wilburys “Handle With Care”

February 1, 2018 | by: pauljensen

In 1987 George Harrison returned from a 5 year break with the critically acclaimed album “Cloud Nine”. For the 5th single “This is Love”, Harrison decided to write a new song to be the b-side. He decided to reach out to a few friends for help, and before you know it, the list of friends included Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. The 5 convened at Bob Dylan’s home recording studio and came up with the song “Handle With Care”. George Harrison came up with the title after seeing the phrase on a cardboard box in Bob Dylan’s garage. When Harrison’s label heard the recording, they told George it was too good be just a b-side. Harrison and friends would form a brother-ship band called the Traveling Wilbury’s, each member taking a fictitious name. “Handle With Care” would rise to #2 on the charts in 1988, but shortly after shooting a video for the song, Roy Orbison would tragically pass from a heart attack.

Comments are closed.