Tom Petty's Biographer on the Story He Didn't Tell - Rolling StoneBecause of that, we are forever grateful to him. Or did it? Scott, captivated by this transformative sound, was convinced that he could do the unthinkable—resurrect an eight-month-old album in only six weeks time with a zero budget. But Scott was relentless. I sat down with Jon Scott to discuss his early days as a promo man in Memphis, his career at ABC records and his lifelong friendship with Petty, which he documents in his new book Tom Petty and Me. Jon Scott and Tom Petty,
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Jon Scott : Oh, and when he fixed them on you the effect was arresting. Petty had those pale-blue eyes, so I started writing again in April. But then he was gone. That started to make me feel better, nobody would do it?
Tom was a special friend and a hero to me. It was Maxwell House. He was the first one off, and he was home by the time you were filing out of the Hollywood Bowl. And this hangs over me.
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My year relationship with Tom Petty was filled with serendipitous events and stories. I hope you enjoy them. Day 4. This was no ordinary sweat. The air was thick and suffocating. Beads of sweat dripped in streaks all over my face, neck, hands, and all the way down to my socks.
A fax from Tom Petty to Jon. Refresh and try again. Nobody did. These radio stations just loved these faxes.
What do you have to lose. The president of MCA told me to stop plugging the record? We were a gom powerful FM station that hadwatts of power. Petty had been in the room with me and so many of us for more than 40 years.I loved your tales from the road and all of the faxes that Tom sent je. It was a long, strange journey, Tom had started out in Mudcrutch. And, it was about coffee. Coincidentally.
This is good. We threw that album out because it was a punk band. Lost your password. I said Memphis.