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Discussion in 'The Drivers Lounge' started by mud, Oct 2, 2017.
Thunderclap Newman's Something In The Air
I Fought The Law
With Del Shannon. Runaway.
the past 2 or 3 years now, we certainly have lost a lot of very good actors, comedians, singers. yes, age is one factor of course.
but some have died at (to me) an early age.
Many have been saddened by TP's passing in a way they haven't with other great musicians. I think there are a couple of things contributing to this. First, Tom Petty still seemed vibrant and relatively healthy, plus he was relatively young, and his music was fun and simple, he didn't try to get political or philosophical, he made music fun, which is what it should be. Add to that, the guy was just cool, in a Keith Richards, Chrissie Hynde, Jimi Hendrix sort of way. He seemed like the kind of guy you would like to hang out with. Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, we knew it was just a matter of time. Tom was a shocker.