Editor’s Note: I find this hilarious.
Baked Bean Bob
Glasgow Evening Times — April 25, 1986
At a recent American press conference, hailed to announce their joint tour, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty stunned journalists by turning up sporting elaborate make-up which would have done Joan Collins proud.
Petty wore a deathly white foundation, heavy duty mascara and lots of baby pink highlighters. Dylan opted for a thick layer of orange-tinted fake tan and ended up looking like a baked bean.
Now this sort of behavior is all very well for chaps like Boy George, but this pair are supposed to be clean-cut, straight-shooting rock’n’roll stars.
“We were stuck backstage for over an hour and we just got bored,” drawled Petty.
“So we just let the make-up artists get on with it because we had nothing else to do.”