Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Quote of the Day (Tom Petty, on Cowboys, Elvis and Guitars)

“I had always thought guitars were cool because of cowboys. Cowboys played guitars. And Elvis [Presley] played guitar, so I just thought, ‘Hell, I'm gonna need one of those.’ It wouldn't be until a few years later, I guess with the Beatles coming, [that] I really got serious about learning.”—American rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter Tom Petty (1950-2017), on what he thought when his parents got him his first guitar, quoted in Melinda Newman, “Tom Petty: A Portrait Of the Artist,” Billboard, December 3, 2005

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