Part 2 of our interview with Tom Petty record promoter Jon Scott. Thanks to Craig Rosen for setting this up for us. And thanks too to Phil Ingrassia for sitting in on this conversation.
It’s been a year since Tom Petty died. We honor his legacy with an interview we conducted shortly after that tragic event. Record promoter Jon Scott played an important role in bringing Petty’s music to the world. On this episode, he talks about getting into the record industry and a lesson he learned while promoting a Johnny Cougar album.
Guest host Mike Wagner explores the majesty of the Rickenbacker guitar sound, from the Beatles to the Byrds to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to R.E.M.
In September, Jim was digging new music by Dutch singer Pip Blom and New York’s Guerilla Toss, plus a Tom Petty cover by Petal.
Pat DiNizio, leader of the Smithereens, died on Dec. 12 at age 62. We look back fondly at the seemingly out-of-time band. Rest in power, Pat.
Antoine “Fats” Domino died at age 89 on Oct. 24, 2017. We pay tribute to this underappreciated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.
These aren’t necessarily Tom Petty’s three best songs (there are so many from which to choose), but these are the last three we want to hear as we remember the rock legend. Friend Phil Ingrassia joins Jim & Patrick for Tom Petty Week.
Day 4 of Tom Petty Week. We take listener calls! We love listener calls! The listeners love Tom Petty (rest in power). Also, friend Phil Ingrassia sits in.
Day 3 of Tom Petty Week. We talk with David Malitz of the Washington Post and read some listener emails about Petty’s music and his sense of humor.
Tom Petty Week continues. We call Matthew Sweet and Chuck Prophet to get their takes on the rock/pop legend.