by Night in the Land of Opportunity Tour"
"Tom Petty and
Mudcrutch traveled cross-country to California in 1974 with drummer
Randall Marsh, Guitarist Mike Campbell, Keyboard player Benmont Tench
and guitarist Danny Roberts,
seeking fame and fortune, and they immediately signed a contract with
the up-and-coming L.A. based Shelter Records label.
As the first single on Shelter, "Depot Street" was released,
the band lived in Leon Russell's recording studio for months recording
album of the early catalog of Tom Petty songs.
Then in early '75
after Danny left, they brought in bass player Charlie Souza. However,
being confined to the studio took its toll, and band members went
their seperate ways." An excerpt from Florida Music Hall of Fame.