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Echoes In the Studio pt3- Eddie Van Halen, Tom Petty, Charlie Daniels, Stevie Ray Vaughan

For Memorial Day Weekend 2024: "Echoes In the Studio", the voices of & tributes to fallen rockers. Part three of four.
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Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever 35th Anniversary

When we met in 1978, we were both in our mid-twenties, but I realized even then that Tom Petty had a very old soul, wise and true, and that sense only increased over the next four decades...The late Tom Petty is my guest In the Studio for the story of "Full Moon Fever"on its thirty-fifth anniversary.

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

Note how Florida natives the late Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers stood their ground with a six-string rather than a six-shooter. It's a different take on "I Won't Back Down" from San Francisco's Fillmore during a nationwide radio broadcast in February 1997.
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Traveling Wilburys Vol 1- the late George Harrison and Tom Petty

Each night on the 2018 sold out Jeff Lynne/ ELO concert tour, one of the biggest crowd roars came when Lynne performed a song from his "other band", the Traveling Wilburys, and flashed brief melancholy glimpses of the time when rock's ultimate Dream Team convened at a barbeque attended by Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan, with Roy Orbison soon to follow. George and Tom share wonderful stories here In the Studio.
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George Harrison- Cloud Nine

George Harrison's "Cloud Nine" comeback album in 1987 included "When We Was Fab","Devil's Radio", the #1 cover of "Got My Mind Set on You", & the bluesy title song "Cloud Nine". The late George Harrison is my guest from In the Studio archives.

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

It is a miracle that "American Girl", on the 1976 debut Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   released forty-five years ago, was ever discovered to be played on album rock radio: it was sequenced tenth, last song on side 2! Here TP and the best working band in America then stripped it down to its essence in order to "make it last all night..." during a multi-night stand at San Francisco's Fillmore in February 1997.
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Stevie Nicks- Bella Donna

In July 1981, Stevie Nicks already was in arguably America's most popular band, Fleetwood Mac, but her first solo album then, "Bella Donna", took her career to another level entirely, a fact that was by no means guaranteed and which came at some cost.  Stevie spells it all out quite candidly In the Studio while revealing the stories and characters behind "Edge of Seventeen", "Leather and Lace" with Don Henley, and the timeless duet with Tom Petty on his "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around".
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Tom Petty- Into the Great Wide Open

My interview with the late Tom Petty . Two significant events informed the songwriting on 1991's "Into the Great Wide Open" , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' first post-Traveling Wilburys/ "Full Moon Fever"   effort with his own band.

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…