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Did You Know...

...that during winter tours, Stan Lynch would pack a Hanukkah menorah?

...that Tom Petty shortened his name because "Tommy Petty" didn't look right on the record?

...that Bob Dylan and Tom Petty once showed up to a press conference wearing ridiculous make-up?

Random Quote

"He always used to say, 'I want to be a rock star.' And I would say, 'Shut up, Tom. You should be a dentist.'"

- Ted Geltner, Gainesville Sun