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Especially in the CD era, where the simple act of having to turn over or even switch a record would let you lose your focus, you might not realize how great of a song as the understated “To Find a Friend” actually is. And then maybe when you notice it, you don’t know until you look at the liner notes that the understatedly perfect drum part is played by none other than Ringo Starr.
Because Tom Petty could just, you know, think “oh I know who would be perfect for this song” and then say “Ringo Starr! Ringo Starr! Ringo Starr!” and poof! Ringo would appear and play the song perfectly without having even heard it, having traveled in time and space directly from the “I Won’t Back Down” video shoot like a genius genie drummer.