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IT'S ALIVE: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers "American Girl" (Live Aid, 1985)

It's Alive briefly devotes the airwaves to live music everyday at 1pm. Tune in today hear this performance and more live tracks!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1999. The band formed in the mid 70s, and went on to release thirteen albums (not including live collections and Tom Petty's solo records). They achieved mainstream success during the late 70s/early 80s, and in 1985, they were booked to play in front of 100,00 audience members at the Live Aid concerts at John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia USA. This footage finds them there performing "American Girl."

Otis is the late morning host on WFPK. Email Otis at ojunior@lpm.org