St. Petersburg Independent — September 2, 1978

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Tune In: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
St. Petersburg Independent — Saturday, September 2, 1978

After a great deal of confusion about whose hearts were being broken, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ second album has struck gold.

When the rock group’s first album came out about two years ago, it went unadvertised and met stiff competition from new albums by the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. And to compound problems, New York Doll Johnny Thunder had a punk rock group also named the Heartbreakers. The press, thinking Petty’s group was punk, ignored it.

But after highly successful American and European tours, there aren’t any more identity problems. In fact, Petty is featured playing himself in the recent movie FM. I Need To Know is the single from the golden You’re Gonna Get It album, and it’s climbign the charts as fast as the album did.

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