Covid Island Discs
Day 15: Handle me with Care, The Traveling Wilburys.
So Rolling Stone magazine said the Queen and Bowie match up to produce Under Pressure (see yesterday’s offering) was the second greatest collaboration of all time. The wiki article didn’t state what the magazine thought was the greatest. A few of you made some interesting suggestions ????. My favourite funny suggestion was McCartney and Jackson “The girl is mine”. Yes even an ex-Beatle can sometimes produce rubbish. Yet if I had to bet money on the Rolling Stone’s accolade of the greatest rock collaboration of all time, surely the Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan) would have to be on the money so to speak. Sadly, with the death of Petty in 2017, only two out of the original five survive.
Denis Colligan and I saw ELO in concert last year and Jeff Lynne introduced this song by saying: “this song is from my other band”. Wow imagine being able to say that. Will Johnston this one’s for you.
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 3 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!