Review by Patrick L. Kennedy
Bostonia — Summer 2006
Paul Zollo (Cas’80) | Conversations with Tom Petty | Omnibus Press
Since the 1970s, singer-songwriter Tom Petty has continually churned out some of classic rock’s best-loved and most enduring anthems. Conversations with Tom Petty is a compilation of interviews that Zollo, himself a singer-songwriter as well as a music journalist, conducted with Petty in 2004 and 2005. The discussion ranges from Petty’s youth to life on the road (with the Heartbreakers as well as the Traveling Wilburys) to the nitty-gritty of putting together a song or an album. This is a must read for any Petty fan and a great read for any musician.