By Marilyn Beck
The Palm Beach Post — February 20, 1985
The cast and pins were removed from Tom Petty’s left hand and he is playing the guitar again for the first time since slamming his fist into a wall last October. But it will still be a few weeks before he knows whether he’ll regain full use of that band. In the interim, he’s meeting with Jeff Stein (who won scads of awards for his directing of the Car’s You Might Think music video) about helming a video for “Southern Accents,” the album Tom was completing at the time of his accident — and his first LP in nearly three years.