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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr lead tributes to Tom Petty

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr lead tributes to Tom Petty

One week later the rock legend would be dead, after suffering cardiac arrest in the early morning of October 2.

Former bandmates, rock "n" roll royalty, and fellow collaborators all reacted with kind words and tributes expressing shock and sadness at their friend's untimely passing.

In addition to the Heartbreakers, Petty has played on solo albums and with Mudcrutch and the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys (together with Bob Dylan, ELO's Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and George Harrison of the Beatles).

I've grown up listening to Tom Petty. When I heard that he had died, I was heartbroken that I missed a chance to see him perform live.

Just last week, Petty took the stage at Hollywood Bowl in what would be his final concert performance, with Violette watching proudly in the audience.

The "Mary Jane's Last Dance" singer achieved fame as the frontman for Tom Petty and the Hesrtbreakers in the 1970s.




Dimitriades said Petty died at 8:40 p.m.

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The band released two more albums in quick succession: 1978's You're Gonna Get It! which went gold, and 1979's Damn The Torpedoes, which included the group's first Top 10 single, "Don't Do Me Like That", and "Refugee". "I mean, 2017 has been a horrific year for music and so, it's close to home".

In a series of tweets Monday, Crow shared her thoughts about Petty and the Las Vegas shooting.

At the Mills Record Company store in Westport, many customers had come in asking about the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers collection. So, I reached back to something I'd read about him, in one of very few stories out about this new guy, this skinny blond rocker from Florida via Los Angeles.

His death sparked an outpouring of grief from the music world, as Petty is remembered not just for his influence as an artist and songwriter, but also for his modesty.

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