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FlinterFile: Tom Petty- Free Fallin’

Tom Petty released the album Full Moon Fever in 1989. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Traveling Wilburys- End Of The Line

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In 1988, the Traveling Wilburys released their second single, after Handle With Care. The song features Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Tom Petty on vocals, Bob Dylan doesn’t sing in this song. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Jeff Lynne’s ELO- When I Was A Boy

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In 2015, Jeff Lynne’s ELO made a comeback on the music scene with an oldfashioned good ELO record. The single, When I Was A Boy, was inspired by the history of Jeff Lynne: as he was a boy, he listened to a radio under his bed, and got interested in music. In the video, we can see his whole life passing by, from the fifties to the ELO-spaceship to the Traveling Wilburys and further… Enjoy

Jeff Lynne’s ELO- When I Was A Boy

FlinterFile: Bryan Adams- Brand New Day

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In 2015, Bryan Adams released his brand new album. The album was written with Jim Vallance, with whom he has worked a long time already. Jeff Lynne produced the album, which brought out the magic of the album: sometimes a track was completely changed, but in a good way. It took a few years, and it was mostly made over the internet. Though the techniques are modern, the sound is as we know it from the eighties. Enjoy

Bryan Adams- Brand New Day

Song of the day: Traveling Wilburys- Handle With Care

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In 1988, George Harrison was recording some songs. One of these songs would be This Is Love, which needed a b-side. When Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne joined him for some jamming, the song was written quickly. The inspiration came from a box with the text handle with care on it. They went into the studio of Bob Dylan to record a basic song. The record compagny of George Harrison thought it to be too good as a b-side, and encouraged the group to record an album. Of that album, Handle With Care was the main single. The song became a number 45 hit in the US and a number 21 in the UK. Roy Orbison died shortly after the recording. Enjoy

Traveling Wilburys- Handle With Care

Song of the day: Electric Light Orchestra- Don’t Bring Me Down

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In 1979, the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released their album Discovery. On this album, the last track was Don’t Bring Me Down. The song was written in a short time, since Jeff Lynne (the singer) thought there were not enough loud songs on the album. It made it to number 3 in the UK and number 4 in the US, what meant it was the greatest hit they had so far in the US. The song includes a slamming door at the end and an often misheard word: Grüß, which is often mistakenly heard as Bruce. Enjoy

ELO- Don’t Bring Me Down