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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 2, 2017 - 12:48pm PT
Rock on in the ether!

Alta Loma, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 12:52pm PT
He will be missed....

Credit: brotherbbock
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 2, 2017 - 12:54pm PT
Thanks for the bitchin tunes.

Sport climber
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:02pm PT

Learning to Fly - Tom Petty w/Stevie Nicks

When Tom Petty visited Norway many years ago, I was working for Greenpeace. The Norwegian government with Gro H. Brundtland as Prime Minister hated Greenpeace at the time. Gro told the GP leader of Norway that we were pissing on our country - Norway was hunting whale, seal, producing oil, making vinyl from chlorid and so on. But Tom Petty allowed Greenpeace to be present to recruit new members.

Respect to Tom Petty, his music and his attitude... RIP...

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:04pm PT
No. Aw sh#t (i.e. same as THocking). If you all ever get a chance to watch Concert for George, Petty really shines in that(little-edit). Actually almost everyone in C. for George kicks ass. He's also good in the Traveling Willburys documentary and there is a whole documentary about Tom himself. Interesting background, and the dude paid his dues.

I'm sad.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:10pm PT



Trad climber
Orange Murica!
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:12pm PT

last dance with mary jane...

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:13pm PT
Awwww... damnit man...

Just saw him in concert a few weeks ago.

Into the great wide open.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:14pm PT
A sad day for rock and roll fans for sure. Thanks for the music, Tom. RIP.

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:19pm PT
Here's one of my favorites of Petty from Concert for George. He plays with Jeff Lynne and Dhain Harrison. keep it on and it might lead into While my Guitar Gently Weeps with Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne ... .


Ice climber
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:23pm PT
What a drag. Hope he says hi to Roy.

I never paid any attention to how old he was. I wouldn't have guessed 66.

Maybe somewhere down the road aways (end of the line)
You'll think of me, wonder where I am these days (end of the line)
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (end of the line)
Purple haze

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive
I'm just glad to be here, happy to be alive
It don't matter if you're by my side
I'm satisfied

Whaal they were both born in Bakersfied, right?


Ice climber
hartford, ct
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:28pm PT
At his concert this summer he looked great and put on a marathon show.... But I guess that's the best way to go out.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:30pm PT
Darn... much to young.

I always liked the man who could sing and smile.

You will be missed

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:30pm PT
Will bury another Wilbury.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Oct 2, 2017 - 02:06pm PT
Nita had me learn End of the Line at the last minute for a Facelift singalong and I forgot to play it. Maybe next year....
RIP. " Maybe you'll think of me when somebody plays.....Purple Haze"

Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 02:22pm PT
Hey brotherbbock, pretty sure that's a photo of Dwight Yoakam, who I am hoping is alive and well. Either way, sorry to see Petty go.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Oct 2, 2017 - 02:30pm PT
Yes, another Wilbury is gone RIP.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 02:49pm PT
wow, what a surprise. Just was talking with someone on Sat. night about how they liked his recent show at the Hollywood Bowl so much that they bought tickets to go again the following night. One of those performers I would have loved to seen live but now never will. At not on this planet. RIP Tom. You were a consummate musician.

Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:02pm PT

I've been revisiting all of Tom's albums lately and just falling more and more in love with his take on life.
And now this.

Well...he definitely went down Swingin'....

Well, she was standing by the highway
In her boots and silver spurs
Gonna hitchhike to the yellow moon
Well a Cadillac's right for her
And he said, "Hey, nice to meet you, are you goin' my way?"
Yeah, that's when it happened
The world caught fire that day

And she went down swingin'
Yeah, she went down swingin'

Well, she was over twenty-one
In trouble with the law
And it didn't faze him none
She called her mother-in-law
And said I need a little money
I knew I could count on you
After that night in Vegas
And the hell that we went through

We went down swingin'
Like Benny Goodman
Yeah, we went down swingin'

Moonlight on the interstate
She was 'cross the Georgia line
Looked out the window feeling great
Yeah, it had come in time
And she said I'm never goin' back
She said at last I'm free
I wish ma could see me now, she'd be so proud of me

She went down swingin'
Like Glenn Miller
Yeah, she went down swingin'
Like Tommy Dorsey
Yeah, she went down swingin'
Like Sammy Davis
She went down swingin'
Like Sonny Liston

Swingin' ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

state of being
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:07pm PT
I heard his concert in August, while running in the hills at night above the Greek Theatre.
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