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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Tom Petty RIP

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New York City

Oct 2nd, 2017 11:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Guess it's official now. I was holding out hope that maybe...

Been a very sad day, a sad week for that matter.

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Home of the Goodyear blimp
Oct 3rd, 2017 03:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RIP Tom . Thank you for all that you did.

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ex Machina
Oct 3rd, 2017 05:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another huge contributor to the soundtrack of my yoot is gone :o(

Rest in peace, Tom. Thank you for all your *truly great* songs. And there are a lot of 'em.

Grey Goose
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Oct 3rd, 2017 05:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

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Long Island, NY

These days I sit on corner stones
Oct 3rd, 2017 05:16 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RIP Tom.

The hits keep coming.

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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Oct 3rd, 2017 05:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RIP Tom Petty. Loved his music.

Strato Dis aster
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USMC Retired in ENC

The Devil said, "But it's a dry heat"
Oct 3rd, 2017 05:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

RIP Tom . Thank you for all the wonderful music.

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West Chester PA

Wait, what?
Oct 3rd, 2017 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I got just one life" he sang.

I'll take the lesson.

RIP Tom Petty 10/20/1950 - 10/2/2017

Guitar Fool
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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Petty was one of the last true rockers...always dug his music...it had a uniqueness to it that set him apart...he had a knack for coming up with great hooks..

thanks Tom

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I like guitars and amps
Oct 3rd, 2017 09:35 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Soundtrack of my growing up and growing old. The songlists of my bands are big. The Beatles and The Stones are probably the biggest contributors to what we play. Tom Petty's material is right up there in 3rd.

TP will live on forever through his tunes. I feel blessed to have been on Earth while he was doing his thing. Thank you and Rest In Peace

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Oct 3rd, 2017 10:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1st time I saw him was the Damn the Torpedos tour. I didnt like most of the songs but was wowed at the show. I remember thinking "Why are so many women throwing underwear at this guy?"

2nd time was hmmm I forget the album but this time I was wowed by the songs and the show. Im now a fan.

3rd time was Petty, Dylan, and the Dead. What can ya say about that? It was great.

The Tom Petty documentary is 4 hours long, whew!! way too long but in in, quite a few times, Stevie Nicks begged him to join the Heartbreakers and leave Fleetwood Mac.

Lastly, one of the truest, most heartfelt love songs ever is "Here Comes My Girl". When you can sing that, and mean it, you found your girl.

Editd to add youtube link

Here Comes My Girl

(This message was last edited by Vibroluxer at 01:05 PM, Oct 3rd, 2017)


USA/New England

Oct 3rd, 2017 10:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

His "burnout personality" betrayed his musical genius. He was one of the all-time great songwriters, without a doubt, right up there with rock royalty, and one of my supreme favorites. I saw him in Worcester, MA in 1988 for the Full Moon Fever tour (with Lenny Kravitz opening in support of his first album). I remember that I loved the show, and that Petty was very endearing and entertaining. I’m very bummed that I never got to bring my wife to see him. Shame on us for not getting tickets to this last tour. He has certainly left us with an amazing catalog. His songwriting was strong and surprising up to the end. There will never be another like him. There is no one to replace the greats that we’re losing.

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El Californio

Oct 3rd, 2017 11:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Only saw him once @ Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, Oct 2, 1994 with TP, Pearl Jam, Crazy Horse & a few others)
9 song setlist was: Kings Highway, I Won't Back Down, Girl on LSD, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Learning to Fly, Free Fallin', Time to Move On, You Don't Know How It Feels, Runnin' Down a Dream.

I'll take it.


LA , Calif

I try my best
Oct 3rd, 2017 11:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Always liked his music and I'm happy he made his dream a reality.


Upstate NY, USA

I don't have the time to be patient
Oct 3rd, 2017 01:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

sigh. There was no more important musical figure in my life than Tom Petty...bar none.

This hurts.

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NJArmpit of Universe

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
Oct 5th, 2017 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Only 2 of the 5 Wilburys are left. Ironically, of the three that have passed, he was the oldest, at 66. Almost 67. Missed his next birthday by just 18 days.

Wish the Wilburys had made more than 2 albums; Vol. 1 had 5 Wilburys, Vol. 3 had 4 of them (Roy passed soon after they made Vol. 1).

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North Gnarlyington

Oct 5th, 2017 03:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This is a really good interview with Terry Gross from 2006:

Tom Petty on "Fresh Air"

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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Oct 6th, 2017 07:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can't wrap my head around the fact Tom Petty is dead. It's like a character on the TV series played by Petty was killed off.

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Mass., Amerika

CO2 ... is there anything it can't do?
Oct 6th, 2017 08:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was listening to the radio earlier and two airheads were discussing Petty. Airhead 1 brought up the Wilburys and went through the members of the band.

Airhead 2 says - Wow, that must have been one of the first supergroups.

Airhead 1 -- Yeah -- that almost no one has heard of.

Me -- What?

Airhead 2 -- I wonder why they broke up?

Airhead 1 -- Well, they disbanded and they all went on to have amazing careers.

Me -- face palm.

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The prairie

Oct 6th, 2017 08:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

NSR, that was funny. The dumbing down continues.

On another note, aren't big acts like Petty required by their backers to get physicals before these big tours begin?

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