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Old 10-02-2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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Tom Petty Dies at age 66

One of my favorite rockers. DW & I saw him perform live on several occasions.

Tom Petty, Rock Iconoclast Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66 - Rolling Stone
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Whoa. What a bummer and sad. Huge fan of his music.
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RIP. I was a fan of his music and saw him in concert a couple of times.... Sad
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Today is not going well. Las Vegas, Petty, and at lunch split a molar that will need an implant. Makes the last one seem somewhat minor in comparison.
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Way too soon. Love his music.

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"Free Fallin'"

Every time someone famous, who is younger than I am, dies, I sadly think "Well, I outlived another one".........but it's not a "Whoopee" feeling.
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The Traveling Wilburys are reuniting. RIP Tom.

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This is really shocking. He was only 66 and looked younger than that. 'Last Dance with Mary Jane' is a song of his that I really enjoyed.
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In another thread, we were talking about what makes a Boomer and what makes a Gen-X.

Well, doesn't matter. Petty spoke to both.

That's the third Wilbury to go down now. RIP, Tom.
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:54 PM   #10
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Grew up on his music. RIP
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One of my all time faves. Back in spring I tried out for a Tom Petty tribute band. He has written some of the best songs of all time.
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Always have loved his music. Way too young. RIP Tom Petty.
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Shocking and sad. He was 66 years old, but gone too fast.
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RIP. I was a fan of his music and saw him in concert a couple of times.... Sad
Fans really got their money's worth at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert. They'd typically play at least 3 hours and the entire performance was first rate. I was always impressed by the quality of musicians he recorded and performed with.
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One of my all time faves. Back in spring I tried out for a Tom Petty tribute band. He has written some of the best songs of all time.
Winnipeg, eh? What about trying out for The Guess Who tribute band?!
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Now, CBS News, the people who broke the "death" part of the story, are backing off to the original TMZ wording. What has happened to news?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lapd-cl...m-petty-death/
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I'm also saddened by this loss; a big fan. When my 2 kids were teenagers, they figured out a way for all of us to see him for "free." For Father's Day they split the cost of my ticket, and I got to pay for theirs, thus not costing us anything for our own ticket, in their eyes. The concert was great; I saw him 2 other times after that one and each time he put on a fantastic show.
RIP.
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Now, CBS News, the people who broke the "death" part of the story, are backing off to the original TMZ wording. What has happened to news?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lapd-cl...m-petty-death/
Let's hope this is true!!
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Just stunning news. Have seen him several times. Definitely an all-timer.

Only 2 Travelling Wilburys left.
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Now, CBS News, the people who broke the "death" part of the story, are backing off to the original TMZ wording. What has happened to news?

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/lapd-cl...m-petty-death/
It seems that CBS, without confirmation, ran with the initial report from the LAPD.
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