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RIP Tom Petty

Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:34 pm

Goodness, what a sad news day.....The Vegas concert tragedy and then reading that Tom Petty had passed.
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainmen ... -1.3536756

I was fond of Tom since he started in my local home area in FL before making it big in CA. I wish I could have seen him perform again.
Recently he reunited with his old band members in "Mudcrutch" from Gainseville and did an album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudcrutch
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RIP Tom Petty

Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:34 pm

Heart attack, apparently. Found unconscious, determined brain dead. They just pulled life support.

Another musical hero from my high school days gone. :cry:

Edit: Oops, someone beat me to it. I will merge the threads.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:37 pm

Darn it. One of my very favorite musicians. This is awfully sudden. I wonder if he had a history.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:44 pm

Today is a very very crappy day.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:36 pm

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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:44 am

Gone, but not likely soon forgotten.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:08 am

farmpuma wrote:
Gone, but not likely soon forgotten.

FTFY.
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Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:51 pm

CScottG wrote:

Thank you for posting that.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:13 am

Many nice tributes to Tom this week. I especially like this one about his cameo on the Simpsons where he tried to teach a lyrics workshop to Homer and his friends at a summer camp.
The character designer for the episode wrote: "Here's a little laughter to ease the heartache"

https://www.bustle.com/p/tom-pettys-sim ... eo-2760386

His song crafting is timeless and transcends generations.
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:17 am

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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:26 am

I didn't really know much of Tom's music except the hits that pretty much everyone has heard, Free Fallin', etc until my best friend, who was a huge Petty fan, introduced me to more of his library. I really grew to appreciate his music and the person he was. Went to 4 or 5 of his concerts, mostly at The Gorge. Man those were fun, lots of herb being passed around. :lol:

We had to miss the last time he was in Seattle because it was the eclipse weekend and we were camping. Had no idea that was our last chance to see him. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:50 am

"Refugee" was one of my favourite songs when I was a kid.

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Re: RIP Tom Petty

Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:20 pm

A lot of attention gets given to the classic Tom Petty stuff but there is some (relatively) newer stuff that's awesome too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQFCF9KESic

One of my favorite songs of all freakin' time.

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