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Tom Petty

Adam Sweeting, Melody Maker, 13 June 1981

BENMONT TENCH remembers the day well. "It was April Fool's Day 1974 when we drove to LA" he recalls. At the time, keyboardsman Tench, guitarist Mike Campbell and a scrawny blonde kid called Tom Petty were part of a band from Gainesville, Florida, called Mudcrutch.

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