Tonight’s mystery lost everything to a fire at his home in 1987 that investigators deemed to be arson. Think you know who he is or the band he plays with??

In his own word Tom Petty tells the story of how at 10 o’clock in the morning on May 17th in 1987 he and his family were up and starting their morning routine when his daughter yelled out that the house was on fire. He watched his housekeeper actually caught fire and suffered burns to her head. Everyone else got our safely.  Tom had to belly crawl out because the black smoke was so thick.  More than 40 firefighters fought the blaze  but the house was a total loss.  The only thing left once the blaze was extinguished was Tom’s basement recording studio. Investigators later found that someone had doused a back staircase with gasoline and started the blaze. The crime remains unsolved to this day and Tom says it is a weird feeling knowing that someone tried to kill you.

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In his own words.

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