Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Heartbreaker: Tom Petty Checks Out

Three little Injuns out on a canoe,
One tumbled overboard and then there were two…

Sadly, it turned out to be true after all. After a full day of misinformation and premature rumors of death it appears that Tom Petty did indeed reach the end of the line last night. There have undoubtedly been weeks that have gotten off to a worse start than this one has, but I’m hard pressed to recall one right off hand.

And so we remember Tom…I know he offered up dozens of great songs, with and without his Heartbreakers, but I was always partial to the hand he played in the Traveling Wilburys.

younger days_traveling-wilburys

The original Traveling Wilburys: Orbison, Lynne, Dylan, Harrison, Petty


The group originally consisted of Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Tom Petty. And then, in the wink of an eye, there were two. It does sort of feel like the End of the Line.

Where oh where has the time gone, eh? In Tom’s memory, and because he wrote some of the best driving songs ever, I suggest you download some of his tunes and head on out to the country. That’s right, take a ride - windows down, radio blasting, rockin’ down the highway. Runnin’ Down a Dreamand do it now before you run out of pavement.

t pettyRIP Tom Petty 1950-2017 – and thanks for all the memories

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