Kevin Bacon performs as Tom Petty on Tonight Show
Kevin Bacon does a pretty mean Tom Petty impression, one host Jimmy Fallon took good advantage of when he appeared on The Tonight Show Monday.
Appearing in a Behind the Music-inspired segment called First Drafts of Rock, the pair stepped into a way-back machine to perform an early draft of Petty’s classic, “Free Fallin’,” originally (by this telling anyway) titled “Free Horses.”
A lesser actor may not have been able to keep a straight face as the lyrics became increasingly ridiculous, but Bacon’s ability to power through earnestly is rather remarkable. See for yourself in the clip below.
Bacon currently stars in I Love Dick, a pilot recently released on Amazon.
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