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  • April 12, 2012
    Rebels and Dreamers Contest – Week 3
    Many thanks to all the Highway Companions Club members who entered during Weeks 1 and 2 of our vintage poster and concert ticket giveaway extravaganza. It's been simply incredible reading all of your responses about your favorite moments on Wildflowers and in Runnin' Down A Dream.

    For our final Week 3 we have a rare poster from the October 15, 2002 Movie Theater Simulcast of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' performance of the entire Last DJ album, live from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.

    And this particular poster is autographed by Tom Petty!

    To enter the contest, tell us about discovering music on the radio. Do you have any specific memories to share about a moment in your life when you discovered an amazing band or song by listening to the radio?

    Let us know in 1000 characters or less and you could win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice (festivals excluded) anywhere in the world during the 2012 Tour.*

    A grand prize winner will win a pair of tickets and the autographed Last DJ Simulcast poster.

    *Please note: the tickets prize is concert tickets only. It does not include travel or hotel accommodations

    Below are our Week 3 Winners.

    Week 3 Grand Prize Winner: Chris Clark

    Other Week 3 Winners:

    David Heller
    Michelle Nutter
    Alasdair Manson
    Kelli Kay
    Robby Rigsbee
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on Thu, 2012-04-12 05:00
Many thanks to all the Highway Companions Club members who entered during Weeks 1 and 2 of our vintage poster and concert ticket giveaway extravaganza. It's been simply incredible reading all of your responses about your favorite moments on Wildflowers and in Runnin' Down A Dream.

For our final Week 3 we have a rare poster from the October 15, 2002 Movie Theater Simulcast of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' performance of the entire Last DJ album, live from the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.

And this particular poster is autographed by Tom Petty!

To enter the contest, tell us about discovering music on the radio. Do you have any specific memories to share about a moment in your life when you discovered an amazing band or song by listening to the radio?

Let us know in 1000 characters or less and you could win a pair of tickets to the show of your choice (festivals excluded) anywhere in the world during the 2012 Tour.*

A grand prize winner will win a pair of tickets and the autographed Last DJ Simulcast poster.

*Please note: the tickets prize is concert tickets only. It does not include travel or hotel accommodations

Below are our Week 3 Winners.

Week 3 Grand Prize Winner: Chris Clark

Other Week 3 Winners:

David Heller
Michelle Nutter
Alasdair Manson
Kelli Kay
Robby Rigsbee

Comments

jcmuscleshoals's picture

I'm in 8th grade, woke, jamming already, music drowns parents arguing, out the door, into back seat of high school friend with car (ride to school), Bandit TransAm with Eagle on hood, get a 2nd hand high every day, 6X9's deafening me in back, at school, earphones down sleeve in class, walk home, hear music coming from house, Dad's home early, it's Croce, he's drinking but happy, if it'd been Sabbath, I'd kept walking for while, back in bed, yes mom, I'll put the headphones away.....
f1man's picture

My dear Mother bought me a Hitachi record player/cassette stereo for X-mas when I was 9 or 10. I listen to whatever records my older bro had that day but later after mom sent me to bed, I snuck to living room to play my stereo again. I had the volume low as to not wake mom up and I stuck my head between the speakers. It was about midnite and the local rock station had King Biscuit on. The first song they played was Going to California by Led Zeppelin. Wow! I remember it like yesterday. Started a love affair still going strong today! BTW, the 1st 45rpm I bought was, Refugee!
michelemarie's picture

When I was 4 or 5, my Dad would put me to bed with his old, brown, leather covered, Transistor Radio. He said it was the Angles Singing to me!!! He LOVED Frankie Lane, and Old Blue eyes! We had a piano, and he taught me to play "Heart & Soul" The Boggie Woggie", "Chop Sticks", and some Rag! He LOVED Rag Time, and Jelly Roll!!! I know he was a Natural Musican, but he had to work at a Factory to suport us, I miss him so... I know that all my Dancing ability comes from him,sometimes when I "zone" or become the music, during a dance, I see/feel him smiling with me!! He sends me GREAT Jokes from the other side, only things he and I would understand!!! Well, I LOVE YOU!!!! And am counting the days till Broomfield, 19th!!! I'll be staying @ the La Quinta, Westerminster Mall 4-18,19!!! Stop by!!! I Never seem know where your staying, oh and you do SEND ME ANYWAY, SO SEND ME ANYWHERE>Trust me, I'll get there!!!! I LOVE YOU!!! Michele xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
jonbrady's picture

Growing up I used to sleep with the radio, listening to Casey Kasem and WDRC in Hartford. After I fell asleep I'd eventually push the radio on the floor - slowly breaking pieces off until it had to be replaced. Love is Like Oxygen, Someone Saved My Life Tonight and then Refugee - all part of waking up to music which has been a huge part of my life ever since. Thanks Tom!
kmdare's picture

I remember listning to my friends car radio because ha could pick up a boston station. They played muisic that was not played in cincy. I remember hearing the Beatles, Stones and Byrds. The stations eventually played the bands on air. I used to think, someday I might be lucky enough to see one of those groups. I was lucky, I did get to see all and more. Now at 65 I was hopeing to see Petty and the Hartbreakers this year. I guess I'll have to wait for another tour. Tom Please come to Cincy area. We took our 13 year old grandson to the last concert in 2010. He has become another fan. God Bless you for the wonderful muisic, and memories!
winterman's picture

It would be cool to read the grand prize winners story............
floydanderson's picture

I used to think the radio signal came from power lines. I would stare at them in the car wondering why the radio signal was so bad when we had power lines all around us, thinking we should have great signal. Ahhhh blissful ignorance of childhood.
cbruno's picture

Most of my memories of my father, who unfortunately passed away when I was twenty, revolve in some way around music. Whether playing it or just listening to it, he and I were able to connect with one another very deeply through the songs and the sounds we loved. One day when I was in sixth grade, while my mother was driving me home from school, a song came on the radio which absolutely floored me. I listened and tried to remember as many of the lyrics as I possibly could. When my dad came home that night, I immediately went up to him and said I'd just heard an amazing song, and would he know who it was? The chorus went, "How does it feel to be on your own like a rolling stone". His eyes lit up as he informed me, "That's Bob!" He would go on to play me every Dylan record, proud that his favorite songwriter was now his son's also. Years later, I took my dad to see Dylan and Tom Petty together at the PNC Bank Arts Center, which my dad told me was one of the best gifts he'd ever received.
gumpymj's picture

My radio music moment happened in the mid 70's. My Mom and I were driving my Dad's Ranchero "truck" (Ford's version of the El Camino) and it only had an AM radio. The song Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann was playing and I was belting out the words. I was in elementary school and had no idea what I was singing and like a lot of people I thought the words were "wrapped up like a douche". My Mom started laughing, asked me to repeat what I had just sung and then told me it was "deuce" not "douche". At that moment I realized my Mom was actually pretty cool...she knew the words to a rock song! I liked the song before the correction and even more after I knew the words!
mikedoyle's picture

I was 13 years old in 1984, attending a very religious school. Sheltered, I used to have to sneak or hide out to listen to the radio. One particular night I can still remember very vividly... A beautiful summer night. We were at the school for some sort of event. Some of older kids were in their cars, and out of someone's car radio we hear the unmistakable sitar with the Dave Stewart and Tom Petty vibe. Shortly enough, the other kids were also getting in their cars with radios all tuned to the same station, and thoughout the lot, as if it were straight out of thin air, "I've given up--stop" is the lyric that I'll never forget. It was a mood, an atmosphere, a feeling. We'd never heard music like that before. Hard to believe that it was the same guys that gave us "Breakdown" and "Refugee". Still one of my absolute favorites! Thank you guys for all you do! Mike
lpeers's picture

It's getting harder and harder to hear a song on commercial radio that shakes you awake, like "Saving Grace" did back in 2006. I had just moved from the West Coast to the Midwest and hadn't found my footing . When the spooky opening riff snaked through my car speakers, I had no idea that the lyrics to follow would capture exactly what I was living at the time: "And it's hard to say who you are these days but you run on anyway." It was like Tom Petty reached through the speakers to assure me, "You're not the only one feeling like this." It got me through. Thanks, Tom.
rudyc's picture

That was my "handle" on the CB radio when I would drive from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Ann Arbor, Michigan for law school. I felt like an astronaut with only the space around the drivers seat empty. My Gremlin was otherwise packed to the gills with all my worldly possessions. This included my album collection, stereo and some big dreams! I had my "road music" and it always included plenbty of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tunes. I may have broken the record for consecutive playing of "Woman in Love" when I broke up with my gal. That song always makes me jump.
trigger's picture

I loved listening to the radio as a kid. We lived out in the country and had only a couple local channels that didn't play rock and roll. Late at night, we would try and tune in a station out of Vancouver BC, called CFUN, as they played all the best music and had the coolest DJ's. It didn't always come in very well, but I remember hearing Elvis, The Beatles, early Elton John, and Neil Young among many more. I have been fortunate enough to attend a number of concerts over the years, to see some of my favorite artists, and credit the radio for opening up the world of music to me. Even with the advent of computers and current hi-tech gadgets, the radio has got to be one of the greatest inventions man has ever created. Long live rock & roll and the lowly RADIO!
chetkoenig's picture

I was living in San Francisco in 1975 in a "crash pad" with a bunch of guys. All we had at first was a cheap clock radio. I remember hearing what turned out to be Bloody Well Right be Supertramp and just amazed. I did not hear who it was by and went on a long search trying to find that tune/band again and was so excited when I finally got it. Also remember hitch hiking back from CA and stopping through Atlanta. Crashed on my brothers couch and listened to a great olf FM dj wit the classic cool voice and heard Harry Chapin's "cats cradle" for the first time.
pcpettyhead's picture

I listen to TPATH EVERY DAY. I always have the radio on at work, and if they haven't played any TPATH in a while, I start yelling at the radio to, "Play some Tom Petty!" When I'm in my car, as soon as a Tom Petty song is over on one station, I will switch to another station, knowing the one I just heard TP on won't be playing another song for a while. And if the radio stations don't give me my fill of TPATH, I plug in my mp3 player and listen to the700 TP songs I have on it. And I live by the pledge: THE TOM PETTY PLEDGE: I pledge allegiance to Tom Petty Of the Best Fv