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Did You Know...

...that Tom Petty met Phil Everly while picking his daughter up from school?

...that the concrete slab bearing Tom Petty's handprints, intended for a Gainesville Walk of Fame, eventually ended up sitting in a garage?

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

Random Quote

"I mean everybody has been pulling from different directions. Being the future of rock 'n' roll before you've even made a record, I mean before you've had a chance to do anything -- it's as much of a curse as a blessing. People get very possessive about you, you're their duck that's going to lay their golden eggs. I'm there sayin': 'Let me make some records and then we'll talk about it, leave me alone.'" - Tom Petty