Stevie was a huge Tom Petty fan. I got her an advance copy of Petty’s forthcoming album, Hard Promises, which she played incessantly. I also got Petty to come with me to the studio personally to tell Stevie about Jimmy Iovine’s process. Tom swept her off her feet with his shambling rock and roll intensity and understated Florida charm. Out of Stevie’s earshot; Petty called Jimmy from the studio and said, “Get your ass down here, Iovine. Her voice sounds just like it does on the radio.
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