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Tom Petty To ‘Fresh Air’: 'The Songs Mean A Lot To People, And It Means A Lot To Me’

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.”

Petty and The Heartbreakers had a string of hits in the late '70s — including “American Girl,” “Listen To Her Heart” and “Don’t Do Me Like That” — but he told us it was his 1989 solo hit, “I Won’t Back Down,” that seemed to really resonate with his fans.

“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.”

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music artists posters: axl rose (Guns n’ Roses)

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.

Driver’s Mixtape Vol 1.

  1. “I Get Around” by The Beach Boys
  2. “Keep Yourself Alive” by Queen
  3. “Amateur Hour” by Sparks
  4. “Waterloo” by ABBA
  5. “20th Century Boy” by T. Rex
  6. “WAR” by Edwin Starre
  7. “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful
  8. “Somebody to Love” by Jefferson Airplane
  9. “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
  10. “Revolution” by The Beatles
  11. “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks
  12. “I Can See for Miles” by The Who
  13. “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf
  14. “Dusty Old Fairgrounds” by Blue Ash
  15. “Radar Love” by Golden Earring
  16. “No Matter What” by Badfinger
  17. “Changes” by David Bowie
  18. “Wild Thing” by The Troggs
  19. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones
  20. “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce
  21. “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel
  22. “Kodachrome” by Paul Simon

Driver’s Mixtape Vol. 2

  1. “In the Street” by Big Star
  2. “Lake Shore Drive” by Aliotta Haynes & Jeremiah
  3. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
  4. “Dancing in the Street” by Martha & the Vandellas
  5. “Get Ready” by The Temptations
  6. “Do You Love Me” by The Contours
  7. “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes
  8. “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
  9. “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone
  10. “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” by Jackie DeShannon
  11. “Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke
  12. “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin
  13. “Everyday People” by Sly & the Family Stone
  14. “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  15. “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)” by Edison Lighthouse
  16. “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash
  17. “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley
  18. “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore
  19. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
  20. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Robert John
  21. “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
  22. “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong

Please feel free to suggest more songs and artists to me, if you think they’d be good road trip listening and came out by spring 1974!

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|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 hope y’all had an amazing time during this week! 
(via how-to-get-away-with-study)

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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.