Tom Petty’s great gift was for writing songs that sounded like they had always been there.
Here are just ten of the great ones.
Source: Ten of Tom Petty’s best
(updates: it would seem the announcement of the death of tom petty was somewhat premature – later reports have him still clinging to life – in the hospital..)
He was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest Sunday night in his Malibu Calif. home and was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital according to TMZ.
He reportedly had ‘no brain activity’ on Monday afternoon when the decision was made to pull the plug TMZ reports.
He was 66.
Like ‘American Girl’ – ‘Spike’ – ‘Rebels’ – ‘Into the Great Wide Open’ and so many great Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs – Warren Zanes’ exceptional rock-bio ‘Petty’ is loaded with compelling characters.
Petty is the star of this book obviously.
But the hustlers and disgruntled band members – hometown haters and kinfolk – wives and ex-wives – famous friends and fiercely loyal employees Zanes introduces us to all play a significant role in the story of the man responsible for some of the most enduring music of our time.
Meet the 10 best supporting characters from ‘Petty’.