Traveling Wilburys were a late 1980s supergroup consisting of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. The band recorded two albums during the two years they were together: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 and Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 Wilburys was a slang term coined by Harrison and Lynne during the recording of Cloud Nine as a pet name for various types of equipment in the recording studio; Harrison, referring to errors caused by malfunctioning equipment, jokingly remarked to Lynne: "We'll bury 'em in the mix".
The term was used again when the entire group was together. Harrison suggested The Trembling Wilburys as the group's name; instead, Lynne suggested Traveling, which was agreed on by the group. The American spelling of Traveling rather than the British spelling Travelling was used because the band started in America and consisted of three Americans and only two Brits.