Tom Petty RIP

Tom Petty RIP

Postby earthdog70 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:02 pm

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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby the mean » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:07 pm

Got to see him on the Echo tour in 1999. What an amazing songwriter. RIP.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby earthdog70 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:12 pm

Petty & The Heartbreakers/Del Fuegos/Georgia Satellites-July 21, 1987 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD was the only time I saw him live. :arrow:
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby version sound » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:58 pm

Not so quick, y'all.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby scannest » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:47 am

I managed to see him 3x - twice when the Replacements opened for him in '89 and again in '94 or so. I never thought much about the live show. As good as the band was they played the whole 'let's really stretch out on this one' card too much for my tastes. But there is no denying that he has written as many great songs as just about any American rock songwriter. And he did without any of the 'striving for significance' that frequently gets in the way of guys like Springsteen and Mellencamp.
He will be missed.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby JGJR » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:52 am

I never got to see him live and I don't own any of the records (I'd like to change that), but I ALWAYS liked him. I'm playing the Greatest Hits now on Spotify. Just about EVERYONE liked him and that is a rarity. He's (obviously) going to be missed.
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Re: Tom Petty RIP

Postby captain2man » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:37 pm

the mean wrote:Got to see him on the Echo tour in 1999. What an amazing songwriter. RIP.


I think I saw him on this tour as well....out west - some cool outdoor amphitheater a little outside of San Francisco. Steve Earle opened. Howie Epstein was still playing bass for him (he ended up passing away in 2003).

An iconic songwriter and another huge loss to the rock world.
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