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Did You Know...

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

...that on the 4th of July, 1976, the air conditioning broke down during the recording of "American Girl"?

...that theĀ Hard PromisesĀ tour was delayed because Tom Petty injured his knee on a trampoline?

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"I called Tommy up and said, 'If you're bored, we need a helping hand.' He liked the band and bam!" 

- Benmont Tench