Warren Zanes

author of “Petty: The Biography”

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Warren Zanes on KCRW

Without Jon Scott, it’s possible we never would have heard the song “American Girl” or heard of Tom Petty.

How Tom Petty became a star

Without Jon Scott, it’s possible we never would have heard the song “American Girl” or heard of Tom Petty.

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