Released on June 4, 1984, some call it one of the greatest albums ever.
John Hiatt releases his 8th album on May 29, 1987. It includes “Thing Called Love,” the song he credits with ” … putting two of his three kids through college …”
The waiting is the hardest partThe Waiting, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Every day you get one more yard
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part …
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers release Hard Promises on May 5, 1981.
This is the album that TP got into it with his record label. MCA wanted to list the album under their “superstar pricing” which was $1 more than normal. TP said “no .. that’s not fair to our fans.”
The delay went on for months, the label threatened to sue, the music public rallied behind Petty and MCA finally relented. The fact that the album cover features TP in a record store was not lost on anyone, most of which, fans of The Heartbreakers.
The stuff of legends.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers follow their debut album with You’re Gonna Get It! … released on May 2, 1978 …
You can stand me up at the gates of hellI Won’t Back Down, Tom Petty
but I won’t back down …
The debut solo album from Tom Petty is released on April 24, 1989.
Between some battles with his record label and a bit of hard feelings within The Heartbreakers (Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench did work on the album,) the album had a rocky road to its release. It ends up a multi-platinum album with a gaggle of classic TP hits.
April 12, 1982 — back when he was still going by the “Cougar” moniker. The album held #1 on the Billboard chart for nine weeks. John Mellencamp had arrived.
April 12, 1975 ~ Bob Seger releases his “Beautiful Loser” album. The Silver Bullet Band backs on the Ike and Tina Turner classic, “Nutbush City Limits” but it’s the famous Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section that does most of the back-up work on the album.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers release Southern Accents on March 26, 1985 …
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 6th turns 35 today … released on March 16, 1985 …