Paul & Al reflect on life, legacy of Tom Petty

Paul & Al reflect on life, legacy of Tom Petty

Petty died on Monday evening after suffering massive cardiac arrest at age 66.

While many Americans were mourning the biggest mass shooting in our country's history on Monday, the music world also said goodbye to a rock and roll legend. Forgive me if this seems like an impossibly tall order.

"I didn't think I would ever make another record", Hillman said at the time.

The death of famed rock and roll musician Tom Petty left many people stunned. His songs are in the atmosphere.

Petty broke out as front man for his band The Heartbreakers and hit his stride in the mid and late 70s with hits like "Breakdown", "Don't Do Me Like That" and "Refugee".

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Unlike most of his contemporaries, Petty didn't talk about who he was or where he came from but rather gave evergreen songs that stood by you all your life. "He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him".

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However, it was announced that the musician was still "clinging to life" on Monday having suffered the cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu before the official statement in the early hours of Tuesday BST. Petty had plans to retire after this, his final tour with the Heartbreakers. "Growing up in the Midwest, it's sort of unavoidable to be influenced or grow up on Tom Petty". Judge said King of the Hill's then-showrunner, John Altschuler, had written Lucky and described him as looking like "Tom Petty without the success". "God bless you! Goodnight!" said Petty just before walking off the stage. "He died peacefully at 8:40p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends".

Fellow artists and celebrities took to social media to grieve Petty's death. We are one. I love you dad.

PETTY: You know, we used to mix records sometimes and take them right out to the auto to see how they sounded in a vehicle as opposed to the studio.