Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman Yes I am old but I saw Tom Petty on stage signature shirt who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty’s death was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family.”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. “He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”His hits have defined rock radio since the Seventies, and he never stopped writing great music. Here’s the definitive guide to his best songs.
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Well, as a long time music fan (I got my first official album, Yes I am old but I saw Tom Petty on stage signature shirt The Beatles’ Revolver, in 1970, when I was 11) and a long time Tom Petty fan (first saw him in concert in August of 1979 at the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. and had You’re Gonna Get It in 1978) I don’t know if I can pick just one song as his best, but if I had to, it’d probably be Free Fallin’. I love its weightlessness, the way it hangs in the air and its lush pastel colors. It’s just an incredibly beautiful and moving song – and damn near a piece of musical perfection. I could go on…and on. Tom Petty is truly one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era, up there with Lennon, McCartney, Bowie, Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Sorry I can’t be more precise, but there’s just too many good songs to choose from.