In Memoriam – Tom Petty 1950-2017
To write an obituary or something similar about an artist I never really listened to and don’t know much about is hard. Sure I’ve heard him over the years but it never really grabbed me. I was a metal head after all. I did enjoy The Travelling Wilburys though. So for me, Tom Petty was first at foremost one-fifth of the super-band also containing Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne.
It’s unquestionable how much he has meant to the music business though. And when reading statements from other artists out there about Tom Pettys unique musicality I mourn that I didn’t take the opportunity to explore his music while he was still alive. I will try to make up for it in the time to come.
Tom Petty was 66 years old, rest in peace!