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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Mary Jane's Last Dance (Official Music Video)

 

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

performing Mary Jane's Last Dance.

(C) 1993 Geffen Records

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aowSGxim_O8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers    Refugee

 

 

 

 

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Refugee

 

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Refugee.

(C) 1979 Geffen Records

 

YouTube > TomPettyHrtbrkrsVEVO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFnOfpIJL0M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Petty performs on stage in New York.

1977

 

Photograph: Michael Putland

Getty Images

 

Heartbreakers frontman Tom Petty – a life in pictures

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Tuesday 3 October 2017    05.42 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2017/
oct/03/heartbreakers-frontman-tom-petty-a-life-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Petty Thomas    1950-2017

 

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

 

songwriter who melded

California rock

with a deep, stubborn

Southern heritage

 

(...)


Recording

with the Heartbreakers,

the band he formed

in the mid-1970s,

and on his own,

Mr. Petty wrote pithy,

hardheaded songs that gave

a contemporary clarity

to 1960s roots.

 

His voice was grainy

and unpretty,

with a Florida drawl

that he proudly displayed.

 

Mr. Petty’s songs

were staples

of FM rock radio

through decades,

and with hits like “Refugee,”

“Don’t Come

Around Here No More,”

“Free Fallin’”

and

“Into the Great Wide Open,”

Mr. Petty

sold millions of albums

and headlined

arenas and festivals

well into 2017.

 

He played the Super Bowl

halftime show in 2008

and entered the Rock & Roll

Hall of Fame in 2002.

 

But his songs

stayed down-to-earth,

with sturdy guitar riffs

carrying lyrics

that spoke for underdogs

and ornery outcasts.

 

In his 1989 hit,

“I Won’t Back Down,”

he sang,

“You can stand me up

at the gates of hell

/ But I won’t back down.”

 

Mr. Petty’s songwriting

was shaped by the music

he heard growing up:

 

the ringing folk-rock

guitars of the Byrds,

the crunch

of the Rolling Stones,

the caustic insights

of Bob Dylan,

the melodic turns

of the Beatles,

the steadfast backbeat

of Southern soul

and the twang

of country-rock.

 

Onstage, the Heartbreakers

sometimes expanded songs

toward psychedelia-tinged

jams.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/
arts/music/tom-petty-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/tom-petty 

http://www.npr.org/artists/15300677/tom-petty

https://www.theguardian.com/music/tompetty

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/
arts/music/tom-petty-wildflowers-and-all-the-rest.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/
651425695/tom-pettys-legacy-lives-on-as-an-american-treasure

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/19/
579300512/l-a-coroner-tom-petty-s-death-was-due-to-an-accidental-overdose

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/03/
555302003/tom-petty-to-fresh-air-the-songs-mean-a-lot-to-people-
and-it-means-a-lot-to-me

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/03/
tom-petty-obituary

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/03/
free-fallin-american-girl-five-greatest-tom-petty-songs

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/03/
tom-petty-the-rock-star-who-was-a-music-fan-as-much-as-a-musician

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2017/oct/03/
heartbreakers-frontman-tom-petty-a-life-in-pictures

 

https://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/music/
100000005474101/tom-petty-dead.html - Oct. 3, 2017

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/
arts/music/tom-petty-dead.html

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/03/
555157788/rock-star-tom-petty-dead-at-66

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/04/
336608432/tom-petty-on-stage-fright-cheap-speakers-and-george-harrison

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/
arts/music/tom-petty-and-the-heartbreakers-at-beacon-theater.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/31/
arts/music/31petty.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/movie/288208/
Tom-Petty-and-The-Heartbreakers-Live-at-the-Olympic-
The-Last-DJ-and-More/overview

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/17/
arts/music-bob-dylan-and-tom-petty.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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