The Petty Archives

Ringo is 'Petty' good Drummer
Lodi News-Sentinel - March 31, 1989

The video for Tom Petty's new single, "I Won't Back Down," features half of the Beatles. Petty was in a London studio this week filming with a couple of his friends from the Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, and Mike Campbell, who plays with Petty in the Heartbreakers, but they didn't have a drummer for the video. Then someone thought of Ringo Starr, who will be seen drumming in the video even though he doesn't really play on the song.