Photo: Mary Ellen Mathews
Tom Petty would have been 67 years old today and we mourn the loss of the legendary musician and front man for Tom Petty and The Heart Breakers. He passed away Oct. 2, 2017.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and won three Grammy Awards. They released 13 albums, including eight top 10 albums and nine top 20 albums. Their greatest hits album sold more than 10 million copies. Petty also released three solo albums.
Tom Petty also played in the super group, The Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne.
Petty had a very popular radio show on Sirius/XM called, “Tom Petty’s Buried Treasure.” You can find that here. http://www.siriusxm.com/tompettysburiedtreasure
Peter Bogdanovich directed a documentary about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers titled, Runnin’ Down a Dream, that was released in 2007. It can be found here. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0965382/
Tom Petty will be truly missed. He will always be remembered for his tremendous musical contributions and imprint on Rock and Roll.
RIP Tom Petty.