Hit Parade: Le Petty Prince Edition

Tom Petty and Prince only played together once. But their careers paralleled each other for four decades.

Listen to Episode 6 of Slate’s Hit Parade:

In 2004, Prince joined Tom Petty onstage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for what is now regarded as the institution’s greatest live performance. They were both first-ballot inductees—but their similarities go much deeper. On this month’s Hit Parade, we track the surprising parallels between two artists gone far too soon: from their fights with the music industry to their hits across genres and generations—and even the songs they gave to Stevie Nicks. Petty and Prince were category-defying, label-infuriating, and among the best pop songwriters of the late 20th century.

Podcast production by Chris Berube.

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