Rock and Roll legend, Tom Petty, dies at the age of 66

04 October, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66

From an early age, he was obsessed with the arts and knew that music was his outlet to communicating with the world.

He was relaxed and happy, and he played to all parts of the audience, bowing to various sec-tions and strumming the guitar with a wild wave of his hand that some-times turned into conductor's moves to stop or slow down the band or lead the audience in clap-ping and in anthem chants such as "I Won't Back Down".

Known for a slurred, relaxed vocal delivery, a scarecrow pose and swaying dirty-blond hair, Petty's no-frills sound was inspired by The Beatles, the Byrds and Dylan. It spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, although at the time, those lyrics were censored by MTV and mainstream radio stations.

They proved that you can have laid-back rock that's still in-your-face. More than most, he understood that the value of a song lies in how far it travels.

"We all blamed each other", Campbell told Team Rock.

Fortunately, we'll always have the songs he left behind, as well as whatever unreleased gems are sure to surface in the years ahead. So we just kept at it until, finally, one day we played it and said: "'Oh, that's it'".

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And we can only imagine that one of the biggest honors of all is having Johnny Cash cover one of your songs, which is exactly what happened in 1996, when the Man in Black put his own spin on "Southern Accents", off Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 1985 album of the same name. The record included "The Waiting". "I love his class, honesty and how unusual and amusing he is".

"I will f-cking shit down your throat and your family's", she continued. In between 1976 and 1999, Petty released a total of 10 albums and all of them were gold-certified in the least. Petty gained fame as the voice behind iconic hits like "Free Fallin'", "American Girl" and "I Won't Back Down". Growing up together in Gainesville and seeing one of my students blossom as an incredibly gifted musician and songwriter has been one of my most fulfilling experiences in this life.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame praised the Heartbreakers as being "durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious".

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of "Hamilton": "I am so grateful for Tom Petty's music".

Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench once said they originally cut the song with their band Mudcrutch, but the album never came out. You brought us so much joy, @tompetty. "I was working on another album, and they needed another track for the "Greatest Hits", an extra track, and I did that", he said. The song "Listen To Her Heart", from the second Heartbreakers album, 1978's You're Gonna Get It! "Everyone has tragedy in their life". For example, he sang "Let's roll another joint" instead of the often expurgated "let's hit another joint" you some-times hear on the airwaves. "I don't say that I can fly, I'm learning". Petty didn't know the man, but Springsteen wasn't shy in the way Petty was. The song features a display of Petty's harmonica skills.

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