Rock and Roll legend, Tom Petty, dies at the age of 66

Here's a playlist of Tom Petty's best songs. Forgive me if this seems like an impossibly tall order. He says, "I want to thank you for 40 years of a really great time".

Iconic musician Tom Petty passed away on the weekend.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2002, praised them as "durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious". To help me work through my feelings, I recorded a special "emergency" episode of the podcast with my friend and podcast producer Derek to discuss the man's career and his impact on pop culture.


Born Oct. 20, 1950 in Gainesville, he achieved fame with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, his band that later received worldwide success. "We are one I love you dad your songs are dreams manifested". There will likely be many more live tributes to Petty in the days ahead, but this was a handsome way to kick it off.

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: (Singing) See those fault lines laid out like landlines.

The 66-year-old was found unconscious in his home Monday night and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center. Petty would later reunite with fellow Mudcrutchers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, to start his last band, the Heartbreakers, along with Ron Blair and Stan Lynch.


"We do expect a certain amount of sales to pick up, it's one of those things people get out and grabbed some music to remember somebody by", Softich said.

"I would be remiss if I didn't say that we are all playing with heavy hearts tonight, not only about Vegas, but just losing somebody we've loved so much who has inspired us ..." CBS News confirmed Petty's passing. "We never thought that Petty was going to be the guy but he wrote a bunch of songs and proved us all wrong", said Boulware.

I grew up in Dubai and would hear Tom Petty on the radio. "He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends".



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