In 1985, one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most beloved songwriters made a regrettable misstep with a narrow conception of Southern identity.
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Elvis Has Left the Makeup Trailer
What set Tom Petty on the path to music stardom? A childhood encounter with Elvis.
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Southern Gallery: Tom Petty
Goodbye, Tom Petty. Revisit this chatty, informal, fun interview with the rock legend from Oxford American’s 2000 Southern music issue.
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The Ubiquity and Brilliance of Tom Petty
The musician always seemed to be more of a friend to his fans than a distant celebrity.
A look at tour bus drivers, who hold the lives of musical acts in their hands on a daily basis, and what it’s like to drive around music’s biggest stars: Providing a band with a smooth ride, free of sharp turns and unexpected pit stops, isn’t just a matter of comfort. Good drivers get work […]