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bouldering88

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

climber
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
Crap!
RIP Tom
Thanks for the bitchin tunes.

http://www.spin.com/2017/10/tom-petty-hospitalized-cardiac-arrest/
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
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...
Darwin

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

climber
Out Of Bed
Oct 2, 2017 - 01:10pm PT
OOPH!? THAT STINGS

ANOTHER GREAT SONG-MAN GONE

TO SOON TOO!
Nuglet

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

last dance with mary jane...
fear

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.
Darwin

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 ... .

zBrown

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?





fear

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.
guyman

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
Chaz

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"
justing

climber
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

climber
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.
L

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

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.
Damn.

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
monolith

climber
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.
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Alex Bury
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:14pm PT
He's not dead yet...
Ojai Alex

Trad climber
Alex Bury
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:15pm PT
http://variety.com/2017/music/news/tom-petty-dead-dies-heart-attack-breakdown-1202578132/
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:17pm PT
He was a good one. So many good songs, productive over a long career.
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:27pm PT
so sad...

well i won't back down
no, i'll stand my ground
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 03:33pm PT
Best Bob Dylan band since, well, The Band.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Oct 2, 2017 - 04:19pm PT
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 2, 2017 - 04:34pm PT
Pretty sad that there is such a rush (intended) to get the scoop that stories are almost made up.

"Anonymous" has claimed that he actually did pass!

Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Oct 2, 2017 - 04:38pm PT
Why would LAPD know anything about this, Malibu is in LA County. It would be a LA Sheriffs Dept. matter.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Oct 2, 2017 - 05:58pm PT
Pretty much one of my all time favorites.
And really still young(Ish)
I enjoyed his Super Bowl show especially since it wasn't all that fireworks glitz. Pure rock and roll.

Susan
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:05pm PT
Reports of Tom Petty's death may be premature...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:08pm PT
^^^
Yeah,
let's hope so!

Wikipedia had him listed as deceased earlier today and now not.

Hang tough Tom,
you got lucky babe! ;)



Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 2, 2017 - 08:55pm PT
This always resonated with me

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 3, 2017 - 05:03am PT
Well it looks official now, Damn The Torpedoes. :(
RIP Tom
Condolences to family, friends, fans and band.

skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Oct 3, 2017 - 05:57am PT
^^^^Yea Tad, another voice from the soundtrack of my life gone. RIP Mr. Petty
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 3, 2017 - 07:51am PT
A few Wilburys, Neal & God & Duck

Great singers all, could hold notes longer than Caruso



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dirtbag

climber
Oct 3, 2017 - 07:56am PT
Damn.
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 3, 2017 - 08:38am PT
While we are all quite fond of Mr Petty, we mustn't let that blind us to the fact that he was one of the worst vocalists in all of rock and roll, an extremely poor imitation of Roger McGuinn.

What an oddly uncharitable and narcissistic thing to write, Randisi.

This isn't a comparative analysis discussion of the musicians who may have influenced Tom or singers who, in your humble opinion, had a better voice than he.

This is a memorial thread to a much-loved musician who just died.

Could you wait till the body's cold before telling us what we're supposed to think of his talent based on your personal preferences?

Thank you.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 3, 2017 - 10:31am PT
*
This is a memorial thread to a much-loved musician who just died.

Could you wait till the body's cold before telling us what we're supposed to think of his talent based on your personal preferences?


Miss L , Thanks..
Yesterday was a sad heartbreaking day, the mass shooting and Mr Petty passing..)-;

ZB already put this up.. but ..i love the relaxing feeling of this song, sung by my favorite singers.

Rest Peacefully.. Thanks for the music.


My favorite cover/ duel live collaboration.

fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Oct 3, 2017 - 11:12am PT
Every concert I saw of Tom's was peaceful. The last one was overpacked with way too many tickets sold for "lawn" seats so it was standing room only for 20k+. Fearing the inevitable drunken/drug induced brawls with a young child in tow I couldn't believe I didn't see a single punch thrown nor an impolite shove. Rather surreal.

Awesome music and a smokey herbal haze that made the stage difficult to see at times.

Perhaps it was just luck but maybe something was in those lyrics that resonated so positively with 20,000 people. I'll never forget that.
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
Oct 3, 2017 - 01:13pm PT
Found this out at work while giving a site tour to new hires. HAd to take a moment as it hit me a lot harder than I thought it would. America has lost a treasure and one of it's great voices.
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 3, 2017 - 01:52pm PT
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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 3, 2017 - 05:29pm PT
A sad day indeed. He wrote my theme song. I won't back down,...
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Oct 3, 2017 - 06:41pm PT
Tom Petty has done some of the best chill out music ever. I always relax and smile to his songs. You could tell he was a good human being. He will be greatly missed.
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Oct 3, 2017 - 06:49pm PT
too young. He preceded Dylan, two Beatles, and Brian Wilson.

a fine fellow. I liked his music
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 3, 2017 - 06:58pm PT
And yet Jim Morrison preceded him
Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Oct 3, 2017 - 07:53pm PT

I grew up in the South where rock & roll was invented. From the get-go I loved Elvis and Carl and Jerry Lee and a lot of other musicians like that, from that era, from that place. But by the late ‘70s “Southern Rock”, with a few exceptions, became a kind of redneck thing that I didn’t much care for, the image or the sound. All rock, no roll. Then, out of Gainesville, Florida, came Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers who looked cool, sounded cool, were cool. Even though his music was being made in LA, via a brief but important pit stop in Tulsa, there was no mistaking where he was from. And he had obviously been influenced by all of the good stuff. I’m no ardent defender of the South except when it comes to the music that came out of there and I always appreciated that Tom was a guy from the South making good rock & roll. It would be hard to overstate the impression that Petty’s first albums made on me and my, at that time, small circle of music manic friends.

Change Eddie to Jimmy and it could be me:

Eddie waited til he finished high school
He went to Hollywood, got a tattoo
He met a girl out there with a tattoo too
The future was wide open

I moved to Hollywood with a camera and 20 bucks and was trying to make it as a photographer somehow. In ’87 or ’88 a friend of mine was doing some work with Petty and one afternoon he asked me if I wanted to ride over with him and watch Tom and the band rehearse. Uh, yeah I would. They were at Joe’s Garage, Frank Zappa’s rehearsal room over in the Valley. We walked in the back door, my friend introduced us and Tom said, “AwwwRIGHT… a fellow Southerner!” We got high, Tom and Benmont and Mike and Stan and Howie started playing around with a bunch of cool covers… Charlie Rich songs, Bobby Darin’s ‘Splish-Splash’, Eddie Cochran. They were already one of my favorite bands and here they were doing covers of all the other records I owned. I took some pictures. Finally it was the end of the day and I was already thinking how lucky I was to spend just one day with them and watch them play in a small room. As we were all leaving and saying goodbye Tom said, “See you tomorrow Jim?” Indeed you will, Tom.

Thus began a couple of years photographing them. When I think back of what a young greenhorn I was at the time it astounds me that they brought me into the fold so warmly and frequently. They were also Southerners that had, earlier, moved to Hollywood as relative unknowns and maybe they saw that in me, I don’t know. But the fact is, even though I’d already been shooting music for years, this was the absolute, undisputed fork in the road of my music photography career. Almost all of my photos of them were behind the scenes, hanging-out photos. The powers that be, that eventually saw the photos I’d taken, must have thought that I was something I was not, with such unguarded access. “Who’s the new guy that gets in so deep with all the big guys?” Petty was at his zenith then, as a star, a maker of hits — hell, Bob Dylan and George Harrison and Roy Orbison wanted HIM around — and it’s a testament to his coolness, generosity and realness that has never been lost on me, the way he treated me and allowed me in. I was a bona-fide, card carrying nobody at that point and by Petty (and Ben, Mike, Stan, Howie) allowing me to hang out for a couple years and get real photos, the kind I like to take, not just “photo shoots”… well, suddenly I was on the radar and it was because of them.

Lots of good memories — Akira Kurosawa movies on LaserDisc… the luxury! (exactly the first thing I remembering thinking that I’d buy if I was a rock star) at Benmont’s house, rooftop debauchery and rare Edward S. Curtis photos at Howie’s — and first meeting Carlene, Mike in his front yard making the most god-awful racket on his brand new first-ever violin and the requisite Jack Benny jokes — oh, and putting him in a garbage can on the beach in Santa Monica. Stan’s coveted Billy Beer six pack and the general Stan-ness of Stan. Tom and I riding his skateboard in his driveway, “Hey, I’m from Florida, what’d you expect?”, Tom picking me up at my apartment in Los Feliz, the car door of his Jaguar opening up and a thick cloud of pot smoke and Sun-era Elvis Presley billowing out over the yard.

I could write 10 more paragraphs but I have work to do today. Tom was the real deal, no doubt about it. He rooted for the underdog, didn’t suffer fools, didn’t take any sh#t, especially from the record companies that he famously stood up to when he stood to lose a lot by doing it. He always seemed to be on the good side of whatever it was. Fame never seemed to go to his head, he was eternally cool, eternally liked (ever meet anyone who DIDN’T like him or his music?) He’s in the same league as Dolly Parton… if you don’t like him you must have a bone missing.

RIP to a major talent and human. And thanks.



Tom and his daughter, 1989.
Photo © Jim Herrington



Tom Petty and his daughter, 1989.  <br/>
Photo © Jim Herrington
Tom Petty and his daughter, 1989.
Photo © Jim Herrington
Credit: Jim Herrington
WBraun

climber
Oct 3, 2017 - 07:57pm PT
Jim Herrington -- "I could write 10 more paragraphs ...."

And they would be just as good as the ones you already wrote .....
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 3, 2017 - 08:05pm PT
Way cool Jim,
thanks for the share!

When you find some time the next 10 paragraphs and a few more pics please. :)

F

climber
away from the ground
Oct 3, 2017 - 08:24pm PT
Right on, Jim.
RIP Tom. You were the man in your time and place.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 3, 2017 - 11:56pm PT

Jim

Thanks for the share. We'll wait for one more of the 10 paragraphs...
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Oct 4, 2017 - 06:44am PT
RIP

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 4, 2017 - 07:25am PT
Credit: Jaybro
dirtbag

climber
Oct 4, 2017 - 08:03am PT
Thanks, Jim.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Oct 4, 2017 - 08:07am PT
+1 what Dirtbag said..
Jim Herrington

Mountain climber
New York, NY
Oct 4, 2017 - 10:59am PT

Thanks ya'll.

Here's one of my tip top favorites by Petty:

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 4, 2017 - 11:03am PT

The vid doesn't play on this side of the pond, so here's an addition that plays...


The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Oct 4, 2017 - 11:55am PT


Stripped to the bone rock n roll
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 4, 2017 - 01:22pm PT
Some arsonist burned down his house while he was asleep inside with his wife and kid.

They never caught the guy, but people all over the country confessed to doing it.

Weird.
frostback

Social climber
great white north
Oct 4, 2017 - 01:50pm PT
Jim,
Righteous man! Thanks for the memories, which brought back a few of mine and the all important job of not just kicking back when belaying on a wall, but manning the cassette deck to match the tone of the pitch and encouraging the head space of the leader. Along with Air from the heads, Won't Back Down, learning to fly and Free Falling were all time Favs to punch out loud and proud when the leader needed all manner of support to stand straight and true in the aiders and tap it out to the station.
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 4, 2017 - 02:49pm PT
I've been listening to Tom Petty Radio on Siriusxm all last night and most of today.

It's an awe inspiring outpouring of love and admiration for who Tom Petty was, from hundreds of thousands of fans.

And then to read Jim Herrington's wonderful memoir.......seriously, this is the most amazing wake I've ever attended.



WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Oct 4, 2017 - 06:07pm PT
Aww geez Tom.
Your music provided a wonderful set of late night memories for the past 15.
My wife's steady request after almost every date we've ever had.
Good things always seem to happen after a Petty set, especially the live ones we saw.

zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 4, 2017 - 10:04pm PT
Lot of y'll probably saw it already, but it bears repeating

P&P two fe dead





https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y




Tom Petty’s music sales leap 6,216% in wake of artist’s death
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Oct 6, 2017 - 11:27am PT


RIP,Charlie T.
Robb

Social climber
Aloft on the wings of grace
Oct 7, 2017 - 12:44pm PT
You will be missed.....
Credit: Robb
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Oct 7, 2017 - 11:48pm PT

Tom Petty - Short biography


Mad69Dog

Ice climber
Oct 8, 2017 - 07:58am PT
Black cloud on the sun, I turned my collar up
And walked from your door up to the county road
Oh yeah, what luck, the timing's been rough on us
Right then, oh boy, we hit the turning point

Three or four years or more my life was on the floor
Blind faith, hangin' in, hungry and tired of it
Oh yeah, better luck--it takin' over us
But right now, oh boy, we've hit the turning point

She's had to follow me up and down these empty streets
Whiskey on her breath tryin' to give the world a test
Oh yeah, better luck--it takin' over us
Right now, oh boy, we've hit the turning point

Yeah right now, oh boy, we've hit the turning point
Yeah right now, oh boy, we've hit the turning point
We've hit the turning point
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 26, 2017 - 06:50pm PT
1978

OTIS

My man!





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