I think I feel the loss of Tom Petty more than ever today.
Because of what might have been.
When I was a teen, we got the fan club letter several times a year, and at first when I received it it was called Popular Defective. It was loaded with info, fun stuff, photos, and, short of waiting for magazines to come out with any little article, it was what I (and, I am sure, many others) doted on for info and updates, and pictures of the band.
I know I saved mine, and I can’t find them all for some reason. But I did find the most important one.
I received a total of four copies of this issue, because whoever was running the label making machine printed out four labels for me! So here are the first two:
The other two hilariously read, “Elizabeth”, and then it was as if someone just said, “Oh, Screw it,” and labeled it “Rock Fan.”