Tom Petty, leader of The Heartbreakers and member of The Traveling Wilburys, died Monday night from cardiac arrest. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was 66 years old.
Petty told Fresh Air in 2006 that he drew on the music of The Byrds and The Beatles in the hopes of developing his own distinctive guitar style.
“We always wanted very much to create our own sound,” he said. “I tried to take whatever influences I had and make them meld together into something that was our own sound. And we somehow did that. I don’t know how.”
“It’s turned out to be the one song that’s had the most influence on people that approach me on the street or talk to me in a restaurant,” Petty said. “It’s been really important to a lot of people in their lives.”
For his part, Petty was touched by the way his music moved his fans: “I know the songs mean a lot to people, and it means a lot to me. … The rock 'n’ roll stuff is more than just something that you can manipulate into advertising or whatever they do with them. It means more than that to me.”
In addition to state-of-the-art weapons, shielding, and navigation technology, Driver’s vehicle the McMANN also has a cassette tape player, which is very exciting because it means they get to make mixtapes they can make everyone else listen to while they head out on a mission.
So I made a couple of YouTube playlists.
These are all songs that came out in America between 1960 and spring of 1974, mostly a blend of rock, soul, power pop, and some proto-punk. The first one is faster songs, more rock ‘n’ roll. The second has more soul and love songs and stuff. Chill, but you can still sing along to ‘em.
|Easter 2017| Just had my Easter Holiday with my relatives and had a lot of fun, ate a lot of super fine home-made food and CHOCOLATE 🍫 Also I somehow created a bond with one friend I had known for years but never really get in touch with. And it was weird and beautiful at the same time 🌝 but i’m very happy rn and I’m ready to see what the future is leading me to 🌸
I know of all these musicians who died young but a lot of em I didn’t know exactly how old they were and what actually happened, was it their fault or not. Marc Bolan, the INXS guy, the Alice in Chains guy, John Bonham, I never really knew how they died. Now I do. Now you do.