Today marks the one-year anniversary of Tom Petty’s death. AXS-TV is showing his 2011 concert from the University of Florida twice today and tonight a special “The Day the Rock Star Died” featuring the news and events from October 2, 2017. My DVR is set to capture both. It seems the radio stations are playing a little more Tom Petty today, as they should. And I’ve got “Wildflowers” going right now on my laptop.
Here’s the post I wrote the morning after his passing:
Here’s a memory written this morning by Warren Zanes, Petty’s biographer, for Rolling Stone:
And here’s “Even the Losers” from a 1980 performance somewhere in London: