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Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever 30th Anniversary

So now here I sit "In the Studio" exactly thirty years later, April 20, 2019, howling at the full moon and delirious from the only fever which I never wanted to ever break. -Redbeard

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- Free Fallin'- San Francisco 2-6-97

Next week we will share Redbeard's exclusive interviews from thirty years ago when Tom Petty was holed up in Mike Campbell's garage making what would come to be known as Full Moon Fever . Enjoy this live romp with the Heartbreakers on "Free…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- I Won't Back Down- San Francisco 2-6-97

With the studio version originally on the Tom Petty solo album Full Moon Fever,  which we will honor here on its 30th anniversary in two weeks, note how Florida natives the late Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stood their ground with a six-string…

In the Studio#8 8-15-88: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes

Thirty years ago this week for In the Studio  episode #8 focusing on the soap opera behind Damn the Torpedoes , the breakthrough third album from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,  the Gainseville Gator revealed the personal battles he and…

Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open

"It's very hard living your life as we have in tour buses and airplanes for all of this time. “ The topics Tom Petty broached were indeed "wide open": war as a foreign policy; security in an uncertain world; gun violence; greed, both individually…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers- American Girl- San Francisco 1997

This is more or less where it all started for those of us who missed Tom Petty's formative years in Mudcrutch in the clubs around Gainesville FL . It is a miracle that "American Girl" on the 1977 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   over…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Mary Jane's Last Dance- San Francisco 2-97

Here is a rare recorded concert performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing the one-off "Mary Jane's Last Dance" which did not quite make the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open  and instead was a surprise hit on their Greatest Hits…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- You Wreck Me- San Francisco 2/6/97

Tom Petty tore a page from the Buddy Holly school of minimalism with three simple descending chords and a red hot live band, the Heartbreakers, during the impressive Fillmore residency in San Francisco the first week of February 1997. [jwplayer…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Gloria- San Francisco 2-6-97

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were among the best working bands on the planet even before they did twenty nights at San Francisco's Fillmore early in 1997, and this not-to-be-missed performance of Van Morrison's "Gloria" certainly doesn't…

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Don't Bring Me Down-Boston 1978

When Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers only had two albums of material from which to draw for their club sets ( which often meant several sets a night), the band would reach down at just the right time and throw a change up cover song such as…