Rock iconoclast Tom Petty dead

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Bruce Springsteen is the latest voice in a chorus of mourners sharing their grief after Tom Petty passed away of cardiac arrest at the age of 66 on Monday (Oct. 2).

He continues, "Petty was a major architect of the spirit that makes musicians want to flock to California and write their songs and live the life that both authors them and is authored by them". I had also discovered The Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Dylan, but I still preferred the easy coziness of Tom Petty and his guitar.

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"On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader, and friend Tom Petty", Dimitriades wrote.

Bon Jovi shared similar thoughts, tweeting that he is "crushed".

Tom Petty is gone.

And while I don't think he matched those heights again, he continued to put out quality material, whether solo, with the Heartbreakers or, especially, his pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch, which released a pair of albums in 2008 and 2016 that rank with Petty's best recent work. "The small-town kid who knows there something more out there, but gets (expletive) up trying to find it".

Music, though, was his comfort. "Blues revivalist chestnuts such as the Animals' "I'm Cryin" ' and the Butterfield Blues Band's "Born in Chicago" also show Petty's affection for the second wave of British and Chicago blues".

Petty's influence was so broad and far-reaching as to be rendered slightly invisible, in an odd way: Any bar band can sound like him, though none can do it as well as him.

1989's "Free Fallin" appeared on Petty's debut solo album, "Full Moon Fever", and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Together, they became the Heartbreakers.

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While these lyrics may have been about drugs, they prove how full of life he was. Driven by this talent, Petty sold more than 80 million records during his lifetime, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Petty and his Heartbreaker bandmates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

But things weren't always so bright for Petty.

In 1974, he was married to Jane Benyo but the two got divorced in 1996.

Interviews with CNN showed a tired Petty strung out on his addiction to heroin. He moved out of the house and turned to heroin to numb his aching heart.

Coldplay played a faithful version of Petty's hit after asking the crowd for a minute of silence. "This is real American Art made from the roots of real people who deeply love life". On Monday morning we had to explain what a mass shooting was to our four year olds after they overheard the news on the radio.

Petty leaves behind a legacy that has inspired countless other musicians.

Indeed, Petty's many admirers long ago helped secure his status as an influence almost on par with those he looked up to. "It was the music you'd hear at a baseball game".

- "So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music". This is a risky, corrupt notion. When you listen to his music or if you were lucky enough to have seen him, you could instantly see the authenticity. "Everything - morals, truth - is all going out the window in favor of profit".

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