Category: Bob Dylan


Photo by Neal Preston (?)

“It was all great. It’s hard to think of a best thing. You’re in the best band you’ve seen, with all your heroes who are also your friends. It’s still hard to conceive, just a fabulous thing. […] [George Harrison talked] a lot [about wanting to do a third album]. He talked for the rest of his life about doing it again or maybe taking it on the road. It is one of my great regrets that I wasn’t a little more aggressive about getting that done. I always thought we’d have all the time in the world to do it. […] I’m just glad that the work that we did holds up. It still warms my heart to hear it and I think it makes a lot of people happy and that’s the nicest part of it.” – Tom Petty, Mass Live archives, 2007 (More at thateventuality on Instagram)



Bob Dylan at sound check at Royal Albert Hall photographed by Barry Feinstein, 1966


Celebrating the re-release of The Traveling Wilbury’s collection with some of their vintage polaroids.



Bob Dylan photographed by John Launois, 1964.  


1988 Traveling Wilburys End of the Line Cassette Single

1975 “Rock ‘n Pop Stars” Book Series
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Bob Dylan and George Harrison (future Traveling Wilburys)


The Traveling Wilburys, 1988; photographed by Neal Preston.

“[Preston] remembers being called by a contact to go to a house in Encino, California, for some shots of Tom Petty and a few friends. ‘Tom’s gonna call you and he’ll give you the details,’ she said.
When Petty called, Preston asked for directions. ‘“Well, it’s er, it’s um, er… here, talk to George.” So he hands the phone over to a guy named George, and this guy says “Hi, this is George.”
‘I ask what’s the address and it’s a distinctly Liverpudlian accent and I suddenly realize it’s #GeorgeHarrison and he telling me what exit to get off the 101.
‘I’m in a haze now. I remember nothing about the rest of that phone call, but I managed to write the address.’
When he got to the house he found Petty not only with George Harrison, but also Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. They were just forming the #TravelingWilburys.
‘I get to the house about an hour later, knock on the door and a roadie lets me in and I walk in and George is sitting at the table and I see Roy in the kitchen mixing some tea or something and I think this is pretty wild.’
But while Preston was in awe of Harrison — ‘in my world, a Beatle trumps anyone,’ he said — the musicians were more worried about Dylan.
‘George pulls me aside and takes me in this small room, closes the door and says: “Now, listen to me, Bob is in a pretty good mood. I’ll let you know when the mood is just right, I’ll give you a sign and then we’ll shoot, But we won’t shoot until Bob is ready.”
‘Then Tom Petty walks in, gives me a hug and says: “Now, Bob’s in an ok mood.” It’s all the same thing. They’re walking on eggshells around Bob Dylan.’
He got the picture he wanted of the five Wilburys together, but not before another shot of four of the supergroup with Dylan way in the background, hunched over playing pinball before he would join his bandmates.
Many years later, after George’s 2001 death, his widow Olivia visited Preston with a documentary about the Traveling Wilburys. She had wanted him to see that it opened with a picture the roadie had taken of Preston’s shoot.” – Daily Mail, 17 October 2017