‘Super Fan’ Is Buying Tom Petty’s Childhood Home

A California man and self-described ‘super fan’ says he’s buying the childhood home of the late Tom Petty.

The Gainesville, Florida property where Petty spent his childhood was recently put up for sale.  The current owner, Brandy Clark, says she posted about it on a Tom Petty fan club Facebook page and was “swarmed” with emails from prospective buyers.

A fan named Kevin Beauchamp stepped in and bought the home for $175,000.  He’s hoping to get the property designated as a historical landmark.

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