Rock Legend Tom Petty Dies at 66

Rock Legend Tom Petty Dies at 66

"Tom Petty's music and songs are timeless".

The Care2 petition has reached 3,976 of its 4,000 requested supporters as of 11 a.m. Wednesday.

"It's shocking, crushing news", Dylan told the Los Angeles Times.

A prime element of his success was the appreciation he showed toward the roots of rock "n" roll.

There is no word yet as to where the memorial would go, who would pay for a statue or if this petition will hold any merit. I Love his band, his approach, his music, his [demeanor, ] his wonderful songs [and his] exquisite recordings.

I was excused for being late that day because my algebra teacher's all time favorite artist was Tom Petty.

The universally beloved singer, songwriter, and guitarist [VIDEO] died on Monday, October 2 in Malibu after suffering from cardiac arrest.




Petty, best known for his roots-infused rock music, carved a career as a solo artist as well as with his band The Heartbreakers and as part of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.

Shortly before the final tour began, Petty told the magazine, "If I was a fan, and they didn't play, "American Girl" or 'Free Fallin, ' I'd be disappointed". I met him over the making of Runnin' Down a Dream, a documentary about his life. "I just have to learn to rest a little bit", Petty said.

And for the past 48 hours, I've spent most of my brainpower recalling the Petty lyrics that speak the most to me, which means I've been thinking about every track from 16 albums worth of uncontrived rock narratives.

Even a lyrically basic song like "The Apartment Song" ("Oh yeah, I'm alright, I just feel a little lonely tonight / I'm okay, most of the time / I just feel a little lonely tonight") left me entranced with its heartland, nearly country-rock sound and paradoxically tongue-in-cheek but relatable words. "He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him".

We'll worry about Thursday when it gets here I guess.

The 66-year-old singer, famous for his music with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, wrapped a long tour at the end of September. Among the many stars paying homage to the beloved and influential rocker are Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. But many of us feel like we did because of a deep connection to the supreme music he produced throughout a 40-year period.

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