you are right! his accident was in 1966......unless it was a delayed reaction!
I HAD to share this with you!!! So Funny!!! Bob and Tom Petty on SNL (not the "real" ones, but ...so funny!)
first it's just "Bob" (Dana Carvey)...with the announcer "translating, for those who are "dylan impaired"!!!)..then he is joined by "Tom Petty", with a brief "free fallin'" .....i guess it wasn't just his singing voice that people thought were incomprehensible! btw, it is followed by with other SNL clips.....they are funny too (especially the one with the Queen (Elizabeth! make sure you watch it until the end, when he demonstrates his wrestling skills!! so funny!!!), but not as good as "Bob" and "Tom"!