Hard to believe it’s been this long ago, but today, April 24, 2019, is the 30th anniversary of the debut solo album, Full Moon Fever, from the late great Tom Petty. The album was produced by Jeff Lynn, who also played along Petty in The Traveling Wilburys. Fellow Wilburys George Hamilton and Roy Orbison also contributed to the album. Lynn also doubled as the bass player for the record.
Although this was a solo album, Heartbreaker’s guitarist Mike Campbell was the lead picker on the record. Fellow Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Howie Epstein also appeared on the album.
Full Moon Fever went to #3 on the album charts and sold over five million copies. The album contains such Petty classics as Free Fallin‘, Running Down a Dream, and I Won’t Back Down.
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