A New Boy Band

The level of their talent was astonishing, considering they were not widely known yet. The two days I was with them shooting the photos that would become the back cover of Tom and The Heartbreakers first album was quite an adventure. They all had such distinct personalities. Jeff Jourard did not ultimately join the group. At one point I whispered to Tom, “You’d better be good to be this cheeky.”

 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Rehearsing for their first album. Hollywood 1976.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Rehearsing for their first album. Hollywood 1976.