What’s Hot, What’s Not
By Steven H. Scheuer
Eugene Register-Guard — January 23, 1994
TOM PETTY: GOING HOME (9 p.m., Disney)
An insightful look at both the ups and downs of the career of rocker Tom Petty. In the kid-’70s, Petty and The Heartbreakers first caught the attention of record producer Denny Cordell, who recalls Petty’s true rock ‘n’ roll style standing out among the influx of disco. Petty and band members reminisce about starting out together, their initial success in London and eventual recognition and success in the United States. Along the way there were battles with recording labels, as well as personal tragedies that took their toll. Highlights include studio segments; a duo with Stevie Nicks; and Petty and George Harrison talking about The Traveling Wilburys. There is particularly interesting footage of Petty and Harrison working with fellow original Wilburys, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison.