Old 10-02-2017, 05:29 PM   #1
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Tom Petty has left us

Tom Petty, dead at 66.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...tom-petty-dead

So many great rock songs.

Very sad.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:38 PM   #2
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Tom Petty, dead at 66.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/co...tom-petty-dead

So many great rock songs.

Very sad.
Agreed. Very talented man.

Have to say that the first thing that flashed in my mind was the video to Last Dance with Mary Jane and him waking up in the morgue. Of all the songs to remember.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:41 PM   #3
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Ayup.

When I first saw it, I first thought "he was at the concert in Vegas?"

But, no. Full cardiac arrest just a few hours ago.

Goodbye Tom. Thanks for the memories.
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:41 PM   #4
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Just saw that. Damn.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:19 PM   #5
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Wow. Just saw Brian Setzer's post on FB with a Pic him with Tom and Mike. But all it said was "Always love you, Tom." Didn't know 'til now what it meant.

Tom and the Heartbreakers was always one of my favorites and I listened to his Sirius radio show for a while. Also followed him with Wilbury's. Awesome music. And I always have some in my playlists.

I'll miss him.
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Wait!

Or not! Apparently that was a misinformed soundbite from LAPD. It looks like he may be on life support!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celeb...aul?li=BBnbfcL

Lost and confused, but that's not unusual for me.
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Old 10-02-2017, 07:40 PM   #7
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Wait!

Or not! Apparently that was a misinformed soundbite from LAPD. It looks like he may be on life support!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celeb...aul?li=BBnbfcL

Lost and confused, but that's not unusual for me.
TMZ jumped the gun. Everyone else jumped the TMZ story.
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Wow, talk about "fake news"
Well, here's to wishing he'll make it through this fine.
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Wow, talk about "fake news"
Well, here's to wishing he'll make it through this fine.
I certainly hope he'll have the pleasure of reading everybody's tributes.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:53 AM   #10
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Looks like now it's official. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rocker-...ty-dead-at-66/

Wife and I had a feeling this was how it was going to go when they said he was on the machines.

He'll be greatly missed.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:22 AM   #11
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Maybe I'm too old and had stopped listening to lyrics by Petty's time. I remember the line "won't back down" but not much else. I remember the Freefallin' video, the girl on the skateboard, but not much else. He made fine music but I just didn't connect. My bad.

His music will stand.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:21 AM   #12
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Looks like now it's official. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rocker-...ty-dead-at-66/

Wife and I had a feeling this was how it was going to go when they said he was on the machines.

He'll be greatly missed.
The evidence is undeniable.

Now that we've been watching these entertainers and movie stars developing horrible illnesses and prematurely dying, we all must say no to drugs.

Drug abuse in this country is epidemic. Seemingly, everyone wants to zone out to not face reality.

I'm glad that I never used drugs and don't drink very much.

"Bartender, give me another. In honor of Tom Petty, make it a double this time."

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I always appreciated how he very vocally fought the labels during a price increase for vinyl way back in the day.

He wrote fun, catchy songs.

My favorite was "Last Dance with Mary Jane."

I also loved how on the CD for Full Moon Fever he had an audio part in the middle stating that this was the point in the record where listeners would have to get up and flip the record over so they would have a moment of silence in honor. I laughed my ass off the first time I heard it and still chuckle today.
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:05 PM   #15
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Heartbreaking news.

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"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with Stevie Nicks runs through my head several times a year for some reason. Since his death it's becoming an ear worm, but not all that unpleasant.

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Old 10-03-2017, 05:47 PM   #17
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:07 PM   #18
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Dating myself a bit, but I saw Tom at Great woods-now concast I think-in Ma back in the eighties. I didn't know his music, but the guy I'd just started dating loved him so I bought tickets

I left a huge fan, guy was amazing live

Not one of his better known songs, but my favorite

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

and another lesser known one I enjoyed witgh Miss Nicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BIHyNMWAgw
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