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R.I.P Tom Petty

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Skully, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    Man, that is terrible news.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017

  2. William SantAna

    William SantAna Tele-Meister

    Aug 22, 2017

  3. Skully

    Skully Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 12, 2003
    Glamorous NoHo
    FWIW from TMZ:

    1:35 PM PT -- Sources tell us at 10:30 Monday morning a chaplain was called to Tom's hospital room. We're told the family has a do not resuscitate order on Tom. The singer is not expected to live much longer ... but at this time, he's still clinging to life. A report that the LAPD confirmed the singer's death is inaccurate.

    Of course, it's only a matter of time.

  4. holdonphoton

    holdonphoton Tele-Holic

    Jul 17, 2013
    THE reason I started playing...first songs learned were his...

    Can't stop eating oatmeal cream pies and ice cream sandwiches...

    My neighbor's dog's name IS Tom Petty...


  5. straightface

    straightface Friend of Leo's

    Nov 17, 2006
    Wow, this one is tough to digest. Even though he was 66 I never thought of him as one of those old rockers. RIP Tom, condolences to all his family and friends.

  6. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Holic

    Mar 30, 2017
    Port Arthur TX
    This has been a horrific day.

  7. Slim

    Slim Tele-Holic

    Apr 11, 2003
    Fayetteville, AR
    Way too much loss in the last 24 hours.

  8. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2014
    RIP Mr P., thanks for all the great music. He was the real deal; he never lost his integrity.

  9. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    OBSERVATION -- some Admin needs to consolidate the FOUR separate PETTY posts down into one.
    nojazzhere, cabra velha and Modman68 like this.

  10. alnicopu

    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

    Oct 3, 2009
    My son and I are seriously saddened. One of the first concerts he and I attended together. He never sold out. All his stuff always sounded old school to me.

  11. Captain Simian

    Captain Simian Tele-Holic

    Jun 29, 2003
    I'm absolutely numb over what's been going on in the world over the last 15 hours. Tom was one of my main influences on my guitar playing and songwriting. He along with The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, U2, & Paul Simon helped shape who I am. Can't tell you how many times his songs have saved my life.
    69Telecraigster and Mechanic like this.

  12. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

    Jun 5, 2015
    He was still on top of his game at age 66 too as you can tell by the "similar threads" down below.


  13. MA6200

    MA6200 Tele-Meister

    May 12, 2017
    That sucks. His music brought and will continue to bring me a lot of happiness.

  14. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    I was living the life of a trucker in 1989, and I can't tell you the times I watched his video at home and listened to the song "I won't back down" on the road. That kind of stuff don't mean a hill of beans to me now, but it was once kind of like a theme song for my life, or at least I thought it was at that time when I was traveling a tough stretch of road in life. I sincerely liked Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and think he did some damned fine tunes in his time. I'm gonna miss him being in the world. Cool dude no doubt about it.
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  15. cnlbb

    cnlbb Tele-Holic

    Jun 19, 2014
    United States
    Influential member of the Traveling Wilburys, had a small solo career. Loved him.

    (apologies if this is in violation, not sure how it is with song content)
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  16. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

    Dec 30, 2016
    RIP to one of my heroes. Effin bummer.

  17. Crawfish

    Crawfish Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Apr 21, 2008
    Maryland, USA
    I just heard and I'm stunned. Years ago I sat with the Pack Up The Plantation video and learned all of the songs. I loved the guy.

    Incredible writer, performer, and a man of integrity.

    Well, now he's with George and Roy again.

    Man, too too young.

  18. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    I'm free fallin :cry:
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  19. BopT

    BopT Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2011
    It is now being disputed and they just said he is near dead not dead?

  20. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Gone but not forgotten :cry:

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