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Author: Dual Coast Magazine

Remembering Tom Petty

Remembering Tom Petty (1950-2017) It was 1985 and I was a sixteen-year-old Adonis, washboard abs, a face that made grown women swoon, and more swagger than Mick Jagger on his best day, except that I wasn’t. I was, instead, awkwardly trapped between parachute pants and Levi’s 501 Button Fly Jeans, both cooler than I was, worn with a sense of hopeful abandon that the world wouldn’t know I was an imposter in designer fashions acquired from the irregular outlet store in Elkhart, IN., where my mother bought my best clothes. If that wasn’t bad enough, I had snakeskin cowboy...

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