Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever 35th anniversary 4-15

You probably know that Tom Petty’s first solo album, Full Moon Fever, released in April 1989, contained enormous hits including “I Won’t Back Down” and “Free Fallin’ “. But there is so much more behind the scenes that is assumed, misunderstood, or simply widely unknown about that period thirty-five years ago in the life and career of an American icon.

To mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of this unpretentious, unadorned career crossroads, the In the Studio archives share the unfiltered thoughts of the late Tom Petty before, during, and after the making of Full Moon Fever the week of April 15. –Redbeard