‘Wilbury Twist’ is the final song on Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3.

It has been in the family a long time. A great uncle, Chubby Wilbury, used to sing the ‘Wilbury Twist’.
Tom Petty
BBC Radio 1, 25 October 1990

I think it actually originated with the Saint Vitus dance back in medieval times. It even shows the footsteps.
George Harrison
BBC Radio 1, 25 October 1990

‘Wilbury Twist’ was the second single released from Vol. 3, on 25 March 1991. The CD single contained the additional songs ‘New Blue Moon’ (Instrumental) and ‘Cool Dry Place’.

The single was a commercial flop. It failed to chart in the UK and USA, and scraped to number 86 on Canada’s singles chart. In Australia it peaked at number 137.

The video for ‘Wilbury Twist’ was shot at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.

It featured cameo appearances from stars including Eric Idle, John Candy, CHeech Marin, Woody Harrelson, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Nail, Fred Savage, Ben Savage, Kala Savage, Thomas Guzman-Sanchez, and Milli Vanilli.

Previous song: ‘You Took My Breath Away’
Next song: ‘Nobody’s Child’
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