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Title: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: DavidL on October 02, 2017, 21:46:38 pm
More sad news from the US. Heart attack at 66 years of age.  :(
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on October 02, 2017, 21:47:33 pm
Feck!
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Thailand Express on October 02, 2017, 22:49:21 pm
Seems he might not actually have died. Fingers crossed for him.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: captainkurtz on October 02, 2017, 22:58:13 pm
He wasn't breathing when he was found - might be a blessing if he has passed...as awful as that sounds.  Huge talent, sad news.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: DavidL on October 02, 2017, 23:29:43 pm
Quote from: Thailand Express on October 02, 2017, 22:49:21 pm
Seems he might not actually have died. Fingers crossed for him.
He was unconsciuos when found but reports say that life support has been removed.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: The Letter R on October 03, 2017, 08:19:42 am
Yes - media last night was all over the place - sadly he has died - glad I got to see him and his band in Hyde Park back in the Summer - RIP Tom.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Matt2112 on October 03, 2017, 08:53:55 am
Sad loss of a truly great artist.

My band will knock out Running Down A Dream in tribute at our gig on Saturday night.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 03, 2017, 09:21:59 am
Sad news.


RIP Tom.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Slim on October 03, 2017, 09:35:04 am
Sad news. Even though I never actually liked his stuff, it still feels like a bit of the world as I knew and understood it has flaked off.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Commander Cody on October 03, 2017, 12:48:47 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on October 03, 2017, 08:19:42 am
Yes - media last night was all over the place - sadly he has died - glad I got to see him and his band in Hyde Park back in the Summer - RIP Tom.


Ditto. Great memories of the Hyde Park show - Learning to Fly was very poignant that night, seems even more so now. Puts Neil's retirement in perspective. Very sad.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Ali on October 03, 2017, 13:53:37 pm
The world has lost a true musical legend.
Fulfilled a lifelong ambition by seeing Tom and the Heartbreakers in Dublin 5 years ago,
my 50th birthday present to myself. The gig more than surpassed 35 years of expectation,
it was terrific!
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: zoony on October 03, 2017, 23:04:02 pm
Sad news. Had his greatest hits CD. RIP Tom.
Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: Straight Shooter on October 03, 2017, 23:28:01 pm
Quote from: Ali on October 03, 2017, 13:53:37 pm
The world has lost a true musical legend.
Fulfilled a lifelong ambition by seeing Tom and the Heartbreakers in Dublin 5 years ago,
my 50th birthday present to myself. The gig more than surpassed 35 years of expectation,
it was terrific!

I travelled from Scotland to the Cork gig that tour. Before the gig, we found a pub showing the Euro 2012 opening game that also served made-to-order pizzas.
A great day!

Title: Re: RIP Tom Petty
Post by: DavidL on October 05, 2017, 00:24:59 am
Had no idea he was a heroin addict in the 90s. A complete surprise to me as that period was missed out of the excellent (4 hour) Peter Bogdanovich documentary, Runnin' Down A Dream.

Strange that having avoided that particular cliche for so long, he should succumb in his fifties. I guess that would go some way to explaining a weakened heart. Shame we've lost an artist that was still making good music. RIP