Episode 462: Tom Petty Promoter, Part 1




October 29, 2018


  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Shelter) 1976
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Depot Street” Through the Cracks (Reprise Records) 2015
  • John Mellencamp “American Dream” Chestnut Street Incident (MCA Records) 1976
  • John Mellencamp “Chestnut Street Revisited” Chestnut Street Incident (MCA Records) 1976
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers “Breakdown” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Shelter) 1976

Where credit is due: Thumbnail image by ABC/Shelter Records.


Over a year ago, the world lost beloved musician Tom Petty. In an exclusive two-part interview, Jim and Patrick sat down with the record promoter who played a role in bringing Petty into the limelight, Jon Scott.

In part one, Jon talks about getting into the record industry and a lesson he learned while promoting a John Mellencamp album.

Learn about Jon Scott’s book, “Tom Petty and Me,” at tompettyandme.com

Thanks to Craig Rosen for setting up the interview.

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