I wish they timed this death better – if it’s not as we are told. Vegas owns the media right now, so this amazing rocker deserved a few days of his own.
Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as Free Fallin,’ Refugee and American Girl, has died. He was 66.
I am a musicologist too – listening to endless hours in the 70s to now.
I didn’t realise (until I looked now) the amazing depth of Petty’s library. I hope it gets the kick it deserves.
Too many coincidences to note on this one, but fitting that the lead Heartbreaker dies of a heart attack.