How Tom Petty became a star

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Without Jon Scott, it’s possible we never would have heard the song “American Girl” or heard of Tom Petty. We learn how Scott, a radio promotions man, turned around the career of Tom Petty.

Credits

Guests:
Warren Zanes - author of “Petty: The Biography” - @WarrenZanes, Jon Scott - credited by Tom Petty for getting him his first sustained radio play

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole