The Everly Brothers’ Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
35 years ago tomorrow, The Everly Brothers received their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with Tom Petty presenting it to Don and Phil. The Everlys were my clients, and I thought to invite Tom to make the event even more special. Six months later, to my good fortune, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers became my client, a 17-year run during which they were also honored with their Star (1999). Big shout-out to my pal Mary Klauzer (Lookout Management, then East End Managment), who saved this confirmation memo I wrote to Tom’s manager Tony Dimitriades in 1986 (while at Michael Levine PR, then across the street from Lookout). Mary, bless her heart, surprised me with it when I saw her this past August in L.A…it’s something I will truly cherish forever.