Tom Petty

Tom Petty Just Stole My Joy

Ezinne Ukoha
3 min readOct 3, 2017

My memories of Tom Petty, the American songster with his casually genius rendering of the basics of livin’ — is filled with the acceptance that I’m flexible when it comes to crowded genres. Unlike most of my earliest influences — I discovered Petty after arriving in the States in the early nineties — to pursue my college education.

The first introduction was via a music video on MTV that depicted a young Johnny…