RIP Tom Petty

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Gutted. RIP to the great man.

One of my favourite artists of all time.

There was absolutely no other artist or song writer like him.
 

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Tom Petty

Music has lost one of its greatest ...amazingly talented performer , musician , songwriter .

Thanks for so many great albums

Sad Day
 

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Part of that generation of Americans that learned about their own music by hearing it played back at them by a bunch of skinny white boys from England.
 

DoubleDraw7710

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Tom Petty

Music has lost one of its greatest ...amazingly talented performer , musician , songwriter .

Thanks for so many great albums

Sad Day

Yeah, he died not long after I wrote that. I was hoping it wasn't true. Legend, great singer song writer.
 

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The world has lost a true music legend. Tom above all loved all the music that came before him and melded many of his influences into a sound that was both familiar and refreshing that had an impact when he found an audience with the Heartbreakers in the later 70s. We saw and heard his transformation from a driven and rebellious teen to the a wise and world weary uncle who was embraced by multiple generations and never lost his songwriting performance or musicianship. Consistent recordings of quality music from start until the end now jamming with all his dearly departed musical buddies. Rock on Tom.
 

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Terrible loss to music. Stood shoulder to shoulder with Americas great rock artists. Highly respected by his peers and hugely influential for a generation of US rockers. The saddest part for his millions of fans is that he was still a force to be reckoned with both in the studio and on the road. His exceptional catalogue of music will live on for ever but I can't help but feel he had a lot more interesting stuff to come.
 

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RIP Tom Petty, no matter what the sticklers say, my favourites were always Full Moon Fever and Into the Great Wide Open. That clip makes me really miss Prince though.
 
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Wtf, ok, e1 to their own.

Tom Petty was important and left a legacy in the rock industry, at the very least -



Some of you musos may want to listen.
 

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Tom Petty is my favourite rock musician after Neil Young and even then it's a photo finish.

The fact he was included in The Travelling Wilburys with a group of other old rock legends when he hadn't even turned 40 says it all.

 

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One aspect that is sometimes overlooked is how he could sing just like bo didley then sing just like buddy holly or Roger McGuinn. Celebrating the fantastic covers that tom and heartbreakers did. I'll post a few of my faves
 

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