The Petty Archives

Nolan's Notes
By Jarrett Nolan
The Montclarion - Thursday, September 21, 1989

Tom Petty refused to back down to Jersey state-park officials. Petty has had Greenpeace representatives with him at every stop on his current tour and was infuriated when told that Jersey has a law that "bans private-interest groups on state-park grounds." Park officials planned to keep Greenpeace from entering Petty's recent date at the Arts Center in Holmdel. Petty threatened: "If Greenpeace aren't allowed in, I'm not going on." Soon after, officials broke down...