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Tom Petty - RIP

Postby JCG » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm

Tom Petty was found unconscious, in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home Sunday night, according to TMZ. The singer is now reportedly on life support at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, though his current condition is unknown.
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Re: Tom Petty

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:09 pm

RIP. He passed.
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby JCG » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:11 pm

Tom Petty, the rocker best known as the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is dead at 66, CBS News has confirmed.

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby Brock » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:25 pm

In December, Petty told Rolling Stone that he thought this would be the group's last tour together. He said, "It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our sixties. 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. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that's a lot of time."

Reading this from CBS news made me sad. He wanted to slow down so he could spend time with his granddaughter.

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:29 pm

Today is just an awful awful day. First I'm working a 14 hour day, longest in my managerial career on any job. I get in at 5:30a and read about the horror of Vegas. Then Petty. Now my brother just found out that a biopsy on the lymphs on my 18 yr old nephew came back.. not good.
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:31 pm

Brock wrote:Reading this from CBS news made me sad. He wanted to slow down so he could spend time with his granddaughter.


There was even about a month-long break in the tour for the whole month of October before finishing off a few last shows in November. :(

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby skully13a » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Sad. I liked Tom Petty. :(
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby 2Plus2isChicken » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 pm

Has he really died for sure? Everything I see says he was on life support and was taken off, but not officially dead. That still doesn't sound good, though.

His music was always pretty good, and from what I understand he worked his way from being a janitor all the way up to one of the biggest rock stars ever, so that's impressive.
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:49 pm

Way I understand it, either the police department misreported, or CBS misunderstood... But either way it was misreported that he actually passed away. I believe it's that he was just taken off life-support, and is not expected to hang on for very long.

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby dbone » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:42 pm

One of the greats, RIP Tom Petty
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby MikeBass » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:56 pm

It’s now been confirmed
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby silvergoat2k6 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:22 am

Very sad news...R.I.P. :(
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby wickid » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:19 am


Far too soon. Thanks for the music that will be with us all forever!! RIP. :(
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby Folkie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:32 pm

Sad news. I heard it about 2 hours before helping run sound at a local folk open mike; looked over a couple of Tom's songs to learn as a tribute, mostly too wordy to pull off cold with maybe half-an-hour practice, so I quick learned to play the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care" (which would also serve as tribute to Roy Orbison and George Harrison) on my Carvin AE185-12 and played that at the open mike. More George's song than Tom's but easier to learn in half an hour than any of Tom's songs I found, and a great song in its own way. RIP Tom, as well as Roy and George.

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby ElfDude » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:51 am

My wife cried when she got the news. And felt stupid for it. "Why am I crying for someone I never met?"
I wasn't much of a fan, but she was turning me into one.
The documentary about him on Netflix helped.
As did the Sirius XM Tom Petty station.
Now I'm sad that I'll never be able to see him live.
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:14 pm

Petty was one of those curious guys for me: I never even contemplated buying an album, and yet as time went on I was always really happy to listen to his songs on the radio. His works like American Girl, Free Falling are so literate-- his lyrics are hugely poetic and yet they "breathe" with the cadence of really classic dylanesque writing. Bummer.. that whole generation that's still around, the 60's - 80's guys I fear are all going to start falling off, and it really blows.
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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:19 pm

I never realized just how good they really were until about maybe 12 years ago. I mean, I always sang along with a couple of their hits when they came on the radio, but never paid them too much mind. I wouldn't turn it off, but I never owned any.

Then while I was working at a record store, the 2-disc "Anthology" came out, and I got our store's promo copy. Dang, that just really grabbed me the right way. I started picking up the individual albums when I came across them at used CD stores. Just the day before he died, I was listening to "Somewhere Under Heaven", and thinking that I needed to buy a whole new guitar (12-string) to play that song.

This is going to go on the list of "top _ artists/bands you wish you would have gotten to see live before it was too late", for sure. :(

I also loved his voice work on King of the Hill.

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Re: Tom Petty - RIP

Postby Casual Madman » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:58 pm

He also hosted a great show on Sirius-XM's Deep Tracks channel, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure. He hauled out great but obscure tunes from his personal collection and played them for an hour or so every week.

Almost worth the cost of subscription just for that.


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