Bruce Springsteen Remembers Tom Petty: 'A Long Lost Brother'

Local musician remembers rocker Tom Petty

The loss was felt all over social media, where fans and fellow musicians paid heartfelt tributes to the singer whose prolific career spanned decades.

The music legend, Tom Petty was found unconscious at his Malibu home, not exhaling and in full cardiac arrest, early in the morning of October 2, 2017, where he was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support.

Petty had just wrapped his latest tour, which ended at the Hollywood Bowl last Monday.

"Taped for a two-part PBS Soundstage, Petty employs the Chicago locale as an entry into the blues and R&B that are at the foundation of rock & roll, and to a lesser extent, his music", reviewer Hal Horowitz wrote in AllMusic. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other...

Hearing the news, Dylan said of his friend: "I thought the world of Tom".

Following the minute of silence, Peter Buck joined the band for this wonderful rendition of Freefalling by Tom Petty. At one point, he went to war with his label MCA, refusing to release the album Hard Promises if they went ahead with plans to charge an extra dollar for the record - and won. It spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, although at the time, those lyrics were censored by MTV and mainstream radio stations.

As they began to play their last song, I instantly recognized the fluttering opening chords of "American girl".

"It's sort of the classic theme of a lot of the work I've done", Petty told The Associated Press in 1989.

"It's a amusing disease because it takes you a long time to really come to terms with the fact that you're sick - medically sick, you're not just suddenly going out of your mind", he said at the time. Petty had plans to retire after this, his final tour with the Heartbreakers.

"He just wrote these kind of songs that many people could just see themselves in them", Zanes said.

Both the audience and the band had a clear connection to the song. The album included major hits "I Won't Back Down", "Free Fallin'" and "Runnin' Down a Dream".

See the rest of Violette's remembrances via her Instagram page.

"I'm always interested in the older music, and I'm still always discovering things that I didn't know about", he said. Not Tom Petty please.

Tom Petty was never one to tiptoe around toking. You can lay down and let the tragedy overwhelm you, or you can fly above it. ...

"He didn't compromise and he didn't pull his punches as an artist", the "Life is a Highway" musician said.

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