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Did You Know: “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” By Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty

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Listen between two and three for “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty on ‘Tickets @ 2.’

Petty met Nicks while he was recording his group’s album Damn The Torpedoes. She asked him half-jokingly if he could write her a song that she could record for her first solo album. Petty didn’t take her request seriously at first. Nicks reiterated her request a year later as Petty was once again in the studio recording his Hard Promises album.

Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell composed “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and sent the demo to Stevie. She loved it, saying, “That’s what I wanted all along.” Eventually Nicks and Petty decided to do it as a duet and recorded their voices as a duet over the demo’s instrumental track.

It came out in 1981, and charted at # 3.

When you hear it play between two and three we’ll take caller #10 to win a 4-Pack of tickets to the 65th annual Hot Rod Reunion at the Fairplex in Pomona March 23rd and 24th. I’ll be there on behalf of K-EARTH-101 Saturday the 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm, look for the K-EARTH-101 booth. Call 1-800-232-KRTH.(5784) for your chance to win!

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