From The Research Vault Extra: Tom Petty and The Monkees

In honor of the loss of Tom Petty, I was reminded of his love for Monkees music in this quote I used in Why The Monkees Matter. He will be missed by many. — Rosanne

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“In 2013 Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers liked to open concerts with a double dose of Monkee-themed material by playing the Byrds’ 1967 classic “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” back to back with “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone.” — Roberts, Randall.  “Review: Deep cuts from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Fonda.

Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture


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