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Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open 30th Anniversary

My interview with the late Tom Petty thirty years ago, two significant events informed the songwriting on 1991's "Into the Great Wide Open" , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' first post-Traveling Wilburys/ "Full Moon Fever"   effort with his own band.

Bryan Adams- Get Up ! 5th Anniversary

Five years ago Bryan Adams released a strong album, "Get Up! "  Bryan was so happy to rekindle his famous songwriting partnership with Jim Vallance that he needed ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne to collaborate on Bryan's strongest new songs in years. Bryan Adams returned In the Studio exhorting us all to Get Up!
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Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever

When we met in 1978, we were both in our mid-twenties, but I realized even then that Tom had a very old soul, wise and true, and that sense only increased over the next four decades...
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Traveling Wilburys- the late George Harrison, the late Tom Petty

Each night on the 2018 sold out Jeff Lynne/ ELO concert tour, one of the biggest crowd roars came when Lynne performed a song from his "other band", the Traveling Wilburys, and flashed brief melancholy glimpses of the time thirty years ago when rock's ultimate Dream Team convened at a barbeque attended by Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, with Roy Orbison soon to follow.
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George Harrison- Cloud Nine 30th anniversary

To borrow from the Rob Reiner/Billy Crystal/Meg Ryan hit movie of the day When Harry Met Sally,  George Harrison's Cloud Nine   comeback album thirty years ago could alternately be titled "When Harri(son) Met Lynne". By 1987, Jeff Lynne had…

Bryan Adams- Hey Honey I’m Packin’ You In- Vancouver 3-92

In 2015 there was the Bryan Adams collaboration, Get Up, with Electric Light Orchestra/ Traveling Wilburys/ producer Jeff Lynne, and here is evidence of why we're always interested in what either superstar does creatively. This is Bryan Adams…