Tom Petty's Interview With the Los Angeles Times Was His Last

Tom Petty's Interview With the Los Angeles Times Was His Last

Tom Petty's Interview With the Los Angeles Times Was His Last

Before launching into a rousing rendition of "American Girl", Petty thanked the crowd and his face beamed with appreciation, like a 20-year-old kid who had just headlined his first show.

As I briskly leapt up the steps to the sixth floor, I listened to classic rock radio on Spotify and the music shuffled to Petty.

Petty's 2014 album Hypnotic Eye, which would prove to be his last release, earned the Heartbreakers their first No. 1.

Discerning Catholics will not necessarily care for everything Tom Petty had to say, and certainly should not care for everything Taylor Swift has to say. Aside from his band success, Petty also released three solo albums, most notably the Jeff Lynne produced Full Moon Fever, which reached no. 8 in the United Kingdom charts.

Rolling Stone reported that Petty's final concert on September 25 was the culmination of a 53-date tour that kicked off in April.

Last month, Tom Petty's performance was highly praised by his fans at the Hollywood Bowl.

Usually backed by the Heartbreakers, Petty broke through in the 1970s and went on to sell more than 80 million records. His band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. He approached his songwriting with a director's eye for a compelling narrative, explaining to Billboard past year, "A good song should give you a lot of images, you should be able to make your own little movie in your head to a good song".

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Tom Petty was a magnificent songwriter. "He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him".

The world changed more than Petty did over the past few decades, even his marriage to Jane Benyo (with whom he had two children) broke up and he battled heroin addiction in the '90s.

Last night saw one of contemporary folk rock's most accomplished acts, Fleet Foxes, take their turn to pay respects. "And he's finally comfortable in his own skin", Lefsetz wrote.

Close Modal Window Hang on for a minute.we're trying to find some more stories you might like. Tom Petty may be an exception to this rule.

"I'm just trying to make good quality music, 'cause I do realize this music is going to be around much longer than me". The only consolation when an artist one holds so dear dies is that, thankfully, their music remains and can forever be discovered, like new, and enjoyed.

"To me, Tom Petty represented a kind of songwriting I idolized: complex simplicity".

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