Episode 016–Tom Petty Damns the Torpedos by Bruce Hilliard

There were many legends that passed this year. Many musicians including Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Al Jarreau, Mel Tillis, J. Geils and Walter Becker. There were others but I chose Tom Petty for the final episode of 2017. He was loved and respected by many and one of my personal musical influences.

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakersformed in 1976. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[1] In 2001, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died, aged 66, of cardiac arrest on October 2, 2017.

The branches of Petty's rock band tree are fruitful and worth the time to climb.

6 Comments

  1. Peggy neeley on 01/03/2018 at 1:48 PM

    I am so sorry for his family…and for his fans….I was one of best ..RIP Tom. Sing for God and the angels! You will be truly missed. A fan

    • Bruce Hilliard on 06/09/2018 at 8:10 PM

      Hi there Peggy,
      This is in response to your podcast comment on the Tom Petty episode on the Better Each Day Podcast Radio Show. Thanks so much for listening and please look forward to more music oriented content.

      Best,
      Bruce

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