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 Post subject: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:56 pm 
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People die every day, of course. This one caught me by surprise and hits kinda hard.

Very grateful my wife and I caught his show on the tour a couple years back --- really bounced back from some blasé previous years and was he performing at a very high level. Entire band was firing on all cylinders. Sounds like he was in a good place late in life, and just wrapped up his last show of his final tour last Monday night at the Bowl.

Always felt Wildflowers was a sublime and dynamic study. And with the possible exception of Who's Next, there's no greater album side of no-let up quality rock & roll than side 1 of Full Moon Fever.

Still remember the first time my friend put Rockin Around With You on the turntable back in '77 and I'll never forget his performance at the benefit concert days after 9/11/2001, a gutsy rendition of I Won't Back Down.

Thanks Tom for being a good guy and great rocker, and you will be missed.

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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - ?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Really regret never taking the opportunity to go see one of his shows. One of my all time favorites.

I always said that i had a theory that no one hates Tom Petty. I have yet to be disproven.

It’s not possible to not sing along to Free Fallin’.


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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
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One of the true greats. First time I saw Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers The Replacements were the opening act. Still one of the best shows ever. Probably only behind Bruce and E Street on the recent River anniversary tour and Joe Strummer with The Pogues

Man those Rickenbackers never sounded better. Gonna miss Tom Petty


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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - ?
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Louis Lipps Service wrote:
Really regret never taking the opportunity to go see one of his shows. One of my all time favorites.

I always said that i had a theory that no one hates Tom Petty. I have yet to be disproven.

It’s not possible to not sing along to Free Fallin’.


Same. Bummed I didn't get to see him live


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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:58 am 
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Agree w/everyone here.

Great words, great songs, great sound, and good man.


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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:23 pm 
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Saw Petty with Pearl Jam back about 10 years ago.

Petty has been one of my favorites probably since high school. Everyone should own at least his Greatest Hits album.

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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
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I will always remember him for his role in what may be the most underrated movie of all time....Postman.

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His music was really great though. A shame.

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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
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RIP, was a huge fan.


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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
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RIP.

Had some great tunes over the years and I agree about Free Fallin. If that tune is on and you're not singing it you should really get your shit together.


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 Post subject: Re: Thomas Earl Petty 1950 - 2017
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RIP.

Had some great tunes over the years and I agree about Free Fallin. If that tune is on and you're not singing it you should really get your shit together.


Very few performers, maybe only a handful or a bit more, who fans of different genres and age groups universally agree was great.

Concert I was at about 10 years ago, there was a kid maybe 14-15 with his parents....knew every word to every song.

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