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  1. #1
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    Tom Petty Dead At Age 66

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

    The legendary musician suffered a full cardiac arrest and was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home Sunday night. He was taken to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and put on life support, reports TMZ.

    Petty rose to fame in the 1970s with his band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The group put out several hits, including "American Girl," "Free Fallin'," "Breakdown," "Listen to Her Heart" and more. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

    Though Petty and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, they continued to perform over the past four decades. Petty played his last show last Monday, performing three sold-out shows at the Hollywood Bowl to conclude their 40th anniversary tour. The band wrote on their website that the tour included 53 shows in 24 states.

    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."

    Petty, who released three solo albums and 13 albums with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, also took part in the 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. He told Rolling Stone he was hoping to release a deluxe version of his 1994 solo album "Wildflowers" with a bonus disc of unreleased material. He had also hoped to play a special "Wildflowers" tour.

    The rocker kept his hands full with his SiriusXM channel, Tom Petty Radio, as well. He personally oversaw the station and had his own interview show called "Tom Talks to Cool People" where he interviewed musicians like Micky Dolenz of the Monkees and former Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-pet...is-dead-at-66/

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    I'm a little choked up. He was one of my faves. So glad I got to see him in concert. Damn this sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    I'm a little choked up. He was one of my faves. So glad I got to see him in concert. Damn this sucks.
    Ugh! Definitely one of my favorites as well. Never did get to see him/them. Such a unique sound.
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    What a horribly sad day.
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    Big fan, very bummed when I heard this.

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    Apparently he's not dead yet, but is on life support. The death report was wrong. Doesn't look good though.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/celeb...cid=spartanntp

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    Confirmed dead, could not be revived....RIP

    When he went down, our Eagle jammed everything Petty in remembrance.
    A shot to the chest today for rock n roll.

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    this one stings a little bit. I am not a huge classic rock fan, I maybe like 25% of it (which still equates to a lot of songs, but you get what I am saying). Petty had a lot of bangers.

    RIP

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    Always been a fan. My older brother was actually a huge fan. I remember hearing full moon fever contently after it came out as a little kid. This one was always my favorite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yeCDdwjOBY
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    Quote Originally Posted by ewing View Post
    Always been a fan. My older brother was actually a huge fan. I remember hearing full moon fever contently after it came out as a little kid. This one was always my favorite

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yeCDdwjOBY
    Pretty much same for me. I remember my older brother had Full Moon Fever. And I loved Zombie Zoo at the time lol.

    Saw Petty in '99. He was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    I'm a little choked up. He was one of my faves. So glad I got to see him in concert. Damn this sucks.
    I'm really wishing I would have taken one of many opportunities to see him live now.

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    This track of his has always been one of my favorites:

    https://youtu.be/9TlBTPITo1I

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    Little known fact: Dave Grohl was a short lived member of the Heartbreakers after Nirvana broke up. Played drums for them on an SNL performance before going full fledged in to Foo Fighters mode.

    "there's no scraps in my scrapbook"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    This track of his has always been one of my favorites:

    https://youtu.be/9TlBTPITo1I
    Great tune. Definitely one of his best.

    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Little known fact: Dave Grohl was a short lived member of the Heartbreakers after Nirvana broke up. Played drums for them on an SNL performance before going full fledged in to Foo Fighters mode.
    Nice tidbit. I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Nut Kruk View Post
    Nice tidbit. I didn't know that.
    https://youtu.be/XtlBnxyXNGI

    https://youtu.be/Z45DQdCKY2I

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