1980s: Up and down, and up again
With a little help from some friends
- Pearl Beach cover for "Shot of Love", based on Roy Liechtenstein's art
- Contributes to "We Are The World", a benefit project against hunger in Africa, initiated by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson.
- Performs at "Live Aid", a benefit concert organized by Bob Geldof. Also performs at "Farm Aid", a benefit concert for American farmers.
- Contributes to "Little" Steven Van Zandt's "Artists against apartheid"
- True Confessions Tour with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and release of the concert video "Hard to handle"
- U.S. Tour with the Grateful Dead
- Introduction to the R&R Hall of Fame by Bruce Springsteen
- Beginning of "The Neverending Tour"
- Joins all-star-band "Traveling Wilburys" with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison
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