Inside Out
"It's so hard to figure what it's all about."


The Death of George Harrison
"George was a giant, a great, great soul, with all of the humanity, all of the wit and humor, all the wisdom, the spirituality, the common sense of a man and compassion for people. The world is a profoundly emptier place without him." - Bob Dylan, following the death of George Harrison

"You always knew where you stood with George, he was totally honest. I feel blessed to have been so close to him. He was a great friend. Some of the happiest days of my life were spent in the studio with George." - Jeff Lynne, following the death of George Harrison

Roy Orbison
"And it was a great thrill to get to write a song with him when he came to do an album that Jeff was producing. They invited me over and I met Roy Orbison and on that very day we sat down and wrote this song called 'You Got It'." - Tom Petty, on Roy Orbison

"So much has been said about Roy, I just feel real lucky to have had the opportunity to know him and to work with him. He was the greatest singer that I ever heard, ever." - Tom Petty, on Roy Orbison

"All I can really say about him is, you know, we loved him. We told him, fortunately, at any given opportunity, you know any time we had we always told him we loved him. We always hugged him. And we said 'Roy, you're so great.' I once said to him, 'Roy, you're probably the greatest singer in the world.' and he said, '...probably.'" - Tom Petty on Roy Orbison

The Formation of The Traveling Wilburys
"...and so I just thought I'll just go into the studio tomorrow and do one, and it happened that Jeff was working with Roy and Roy wanted to come. My guitar was at Tom's house for some reason and I had to go round and get it. And the only studio that we could find available was Bob's. So we thought, Bobs got one, we'll just call him up." - George Harrison on the formation of the Wilburys

"We all enjoyed it so much. It was so relaxed. There was no ego involved and there was some sort of chemistry going on." - Roy Orbison

"We watched Roy give an incredible concert and kept nudging each other and saying, 'Isn't he great? He's in our band.' We were real happy that night." - Tom Petty, on the night Roy Orbison agreed to form the Wilburys

"Some said daddy was a cad and a bounder but I remember him as a Baptist Minister." - Roy Orbison on The Wilburys father

The Writing of 'Handle With Care'
"So we went out there to Bob Dylan's house, sat on the grass and from the germ of an idea that George had on the guitar we wound up writing this song called 'Handle With Care'." - Tom Petty

"So everybody was there and I thought I'm not gonna just sing it myself, I've got Roy Orbison standing there. I'm gonna write a bit for Roy to sing. And then as it progressed then I started doing the vocals and I just thought I might as well push it a bit and get Tom and Bob to sing the bridge." - George Harrison, on writing 'Handle With Care'

"Give us some lyrics, you famous lyricist." - George Harrisson to Bob Dylan while writing 'Handle With Care'

Tom Petty
"Some people have difficulty with certain lyrics. Tom, he'll go anyway." - George Harrison on Tom Petty

The Possibility of Touring
"...if the others wanted to tour, I'd be inclined to do something." - George Harrison on a Wilbury tour

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