The Petty Archives

Tom's desert song gets helping hand
Daily Express - Saturday, August 24, 1991

Driving across the Arizona desert, Heartbreaker Tom Petty stopped to help out a stranded motorist.

It turned out to be none other that Winona Ryder's boyfriend Johnny Depp, star of the hit movie Edward Scissorhands.

Striking up a highway conversation, Johnny said he would love to appear in one of Tom's videos.

Faye Dunaway, who was filming with Johnny at the time, appears with him on the video which accompanies the new single, Into The Great Wide Open, released on September 9.

Tom's album of the same name has gone gold in the UK. He takes off on a three-month tour of the States at the end of the month, and UK dates are being discussed for the new year.