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RIP Tom Petty

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Flaky Pudding, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I am very shocked, sad, and disappointed to hear that one of my favorite singers, Tom Petty passed away yesterday evening. I've always loved his music and always will. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I'm really trying hard not to cry right now, :(. I hope that his legacy will live on and he will continue to gain future generations of fans as the years go on
  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Not to sound rude or anything, but I knew he would not survive at all when he was taken off life support. He was after all, pretty much brain dead (to me).
  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I didn't expect him to pull through either. Still, I always enjoyed this music and it's a shame to hear we lost another rock legend.
  4. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Devastating news...I did not expect him to die so soon of cardiac arrest! But now he's definitely in a better place: jamming up in heaven with Prince, David Bowie, and other deceased rock legends that we've recently lost. Rest in peace, Mr. Petty. Thanks for 40+ years of inspiring music.
  5. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    He struggled with heroin addiction for a long time, from what I've been hearing. Don't know how long he stayed clean.
  6. theSHE124

    theSHE124 Well-Known Member

    :sing: I'm gonna free fall out into nothing
    Gonna leave this world for a awhile :sing:
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  7. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    That's probably my favorite Tom Petty song
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  8. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    And I'm runnin' down a dream....
    Never would come to me....
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  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    My favorite Tom Petty song has always been this little Christmas jam of his:

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  10. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I also read that he was a smoker.
  11. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I didn't know he had a song in Home Alone. That's awesome :)
  12. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    Tom Petty also had a memorable run on King of the Hill as Elroy "Lucky" Kleinschmidt, the friendly good ol' boy redneck who eventually married Luanne Platter...

    And now for a few of Mr. Petty's memorable videos in memoriam...

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  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I love the Alice In Wonderland themed video.
  14. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    My top 10 favorite Tom Petty songs (in no particular order):

    1. Here Comes My Girl
    2. Refugee
    3. Woman in Love
    4. Don't Come Around Here No More
    5. You're Jammin' Me
    6. I Won't Back Down
    7. Into The Great Wide Open
    8. Mary Jane's Last Dance
    9. King of the Hill (duet with Roger McGuinn, no relation to the tv show)
    10. Inside Out (with the Travelling Wilburys)
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  15. snichols1973

    snichols1973 Well-Known Member

    In regards to #9, it seems rather ironic that Tom Petty would go on to star in King of the Hill (the sitcom) about a decade or so after the song duet with Roger McGuinn...
  16. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

  17. Old Thunder

    Old Thunder Well-Known Member

    Is this really the only thing some people can get out of his death? Let's leave politics aside for a bit and focus on the legend.

    Tom Petty is one of the greats in rock history. While he hasn't been my favorite overall, he's definitely made some great songs. His death was a shock, and I'm sorry to hear that yet another great has passed on.

    Didn't see this thread or I would've posted sooner, but yeah, RIP.
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  18. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    It was an important aspect of his life that he wanted people to know about.
  19. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Meh, who cares what he did with the flag? That's his ****ing issue and nothing more. I mean, have we heard stories that he was a white supremacist or that he supported slavery? No. At least, not that I've heard of.

    Whatever the case, let's just be greatful he was around to make some great music.
  20. Censored

    Censored Well-Known Member

    I think you missed the point of what he was saying in the link. Tom Petty was very progressive and always against racism, but he came to realize that the confederate flag was sending the wrong message.

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