Donald William Felder was born on September 21, 1947 in Gainesville, Florida. His early life was difficult due to the fact that his family did not have much money. Interested early on in music, Felder worked at a music shop in order to obtain equipment and traded guitar lessons for music theory lessons in order to learn how to write. One of his students was none other than Tom Petty. Felder's efforts paid off as he became part of the Gainesville music scene, which was brimming with talent at the time.
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