The Petty Archives

"I don't know if it's just Gainesville, maybe it's the whole country, but there are few places where you can go into a club and actually hear musicians doing things, playing rock. 'I'm into jazz, I'm past rock & roll.' That's a fairly common excuse. Rock music is just pretty rare these days."

- Tom Petty

Did You Know...

...that Tom Petty was invited to perform for the American Assocation of Nude Recreation?

...thatĀ this website accepts donations, which go directly towards ourĀ hosting fees?

...that the U.S. District Court ordered tire company B.F. Goodrich to stop using a song that closely resembled "Mary's New Car"?

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"He always used to say, 'I want to be a rock star.' And I would say, 'Shut up, Tom. You should be a dentist.'"

- Ted Geltner, Gainesville Sun