Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Tom Petty

Sad news that Tom Petty has died, and at only 66. He did some great work, especially in creative collaboration with other musicians. A couple of touching details struck me in his obits...
 At the age of 11, Petty (who had had a difficult childhood) met Elvis Presley and shook his hand - and 'That was the end of doing anything other than music in my life.'
 Last year, after playing a set of 40th anniversary gigs with the Heartbreakers, he told Rolling Stone, 'I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. I don't want to spend my life on the road.' One of the good guys. RIP.


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