Author: Bill Flanigin

Bill Flanigin is a freelance writer who enjoys classic rock and crappy beer. Once a middle school English teacher, he left the profession after reading one too many essays on family trips to Disney. His kids are grown so he's able to do lots of stuff now. Follow him on Twitter at @billyflan.

Wondering About One-Hit Wonders

Debby Boone had a huge number one hit with “You Light Up My Life” whereas artists like Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen have beloved songs that never charted. What gives?

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What Tom Petty Taught Me About Girls

An excerpt from Bill Flanigin’s book, “Geometry, Weeds, Flowers and 8-Tracks” is a poignant look at how certain Tom Petty’s songs eased the pains of growing up.