R.I.P. Tom Petty

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R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (Dom) » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:28 pm

I'd been scanning the news all day hoping he would pull through and just got the news. What a terrible loss to music. I didn't know where else to go. Full Moon Fever is the first CD I ever bought (a gift for my sister which I later stole) and leafing through the liner notes was my introduction to Rickenbackers.
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (jps) » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:40 pm

RIP, Tom. :(
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (jch) » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Like i said on the other thread,I'm shocked ,stunned and saddened.

RIP Sir.
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (Ontario_RIC_fan) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:15 am

Yes, I heard this news on CBC radio tonight, and was really saddened by it... Even more then the mass shooting in Las Vegas in fact, likely because I felt I knew Petty, even though I never met the guy...

66 is way too young to lose such a talented songwriter and musician...
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (geordie9) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:14 am

Absolutely gutted.........another one of the true legends gone too soon. RIP Tom.
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (Dcbowling) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:20 am

Such a loss for the music world, I've always been a huge Tom Petty fan. Damn the Torpedoes is the reason I bought a 620.
Thoughts and prayers for his friends and family, rest in peace, Tom.
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (jimk) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:10 pm

I heard the news late last night, and hoped the announcement, vague and uncertain as it was, was premature. Turns out it wasn't. This hits me particularly hard because Tom Petty and I are near the same age. When the last of the Baby Boomers is gone, who's going to carry on Our Music? I feel like rock'n'roll is the folk music of my generation. And Tom was one of the foremost creators of straight ahead rock'n'roll with roots back into the '60s. RIP, Tom. We're really going to miss you.
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (jps) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:31 pm

jimk wrote:...When the last of the Baby Boomers is gone, who's going to carry on Our Music?
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (collin) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:02 pm

jimk wrote:When the last of the Baby Boomers is gone, who's going to carry on Our Music? I feel like rock'n'roll is the folk music of my generation.


I hope this isn't misinterpreted as a slight...

....but isn't that statement the ultimate in narcissism? I see that from boomers a lot. Like the idea that what their generation created was so fabulously wonderful that it must be carried on. "Rock and Roll will never die" and all of that.

Did boomers carry on the fine musical genres that came before them? No way, they blazed their own trail and made something new as a result.

I can't speak for all 20/30-somethings, but we should aspire to be unencumbered by the weight of another generation's music. That's where EDM, hip-hop and other "electronic" genres come from, and that's not a bad thing IMO.
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (collin) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:03 pm

(and RIP, Tom! Another legend passes on, he was immensely talented and influential for both RnR and Rickenbacker players!)
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 pm

RIP Tom Petty.

Rock will be around for a bit. At least another generation. Similar to young jazz musicians who are researching Parker, Coltrane and Davis. It may not be the currency, but new artists will mine those mounds of Rock just as our heroes drew on pop standards of the twenties, thirties and forties. Plenty of people are still into Beethoven! We've had it pretty good though. Certainly many of the coolest guitars were designed for our pleasure.

Any words from Mike Campbell? Gotta be profound for him and the others in the band. My thoughts go out to them.

P.S. I remember when our local "classic" rock station wouldn't play Petty, "To Punk." Let's hear another round of Aqualung!
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Re: R.I.P. Tom Petty

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:25 am

Just heard a Fresh Air replay of a 2006 interview w/Tom Petty. There must be a pod cast of it somewhere on PBS' site.

BTW...I meant to say, too punk.
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