Closing Out Tonight With Tom Petty
After much disrupted reports over the day, Tom Petty died this evening with a heart attack. This is obviously sad news. I didn’t get to blog when Hugh Hefner passed away last week, but my condolences were there obviously. Petty is a huge part of the Milwaukee’s music fabric ith how many times he played Summerfest. For some people’s families, they made an annual trip to see Petty at the Amphitheater. Let’s enjoy Tom together.
You never know what you missed until someone is gone, and I officially regret not seeing Petty in Milwaukee once. He played enough times here where I could have one opportunity to see him. After learning his story in ‘The Defiant Ones’ (Must-watch on HBONow or HBOGo), I started to listen to more of him than before, and I remember getting mad that Jimmy Iovine gave Stevie Nicks one of Tom’s songs that ended up being a top hit for her. Iovine said that his relationship with Tom was never the same after that.