Unsung musicians who are more than guns for hire, the best sidemen in rock don’t always get their due, but are crucial to shaping a band’s sound.
The album was first released on 19 October 1979 and became the next step in the band's commercial breakthrough.
uDiscover Music celebrates one of the most outstanding rock figureheads with 20 of his finest moments, both as the Heartbreakers' frontman and a solo artist.
After flying solo on ‘Full Moon Fever’, Tom Petty reunited the Heartbreakers for ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ and propelled them back atop the rock zeitgeist.
The album that Petty produced for Shannon, the fine, spirited 'Drop Down And Get Me,' entered the Billboard 200 on 12 December 1981.
Chris Hillman releases the Tom Petty-produced Bidin' My Time on 22 September 2017. Guests include his former Byrds bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn.