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Did You Know...

...that Tom Petty wrote a song called "Reptiles" about "what scumsuckers lawyers are"?

...that after leaving the Heartbreakers in the early 1980s, Ron Blair ran a swimwear shop?

...that the Heartbreakers once dumped Chinese food all over their luggage?

Random Quote

"But people can also give up on their dreams because they get sidetracked. They get rich or get famous or whatever it was they thought was going to bring them happiness, and they find it's not everything they thought. People sometimes have the wrong dreams."

- Tom Petty