>> The music world mourning the loss of iconic singer songwriter, Tom Petty. The shaggy haired rocker and prolific hit maker, dying Monday after being taken off life support at a Los Angeles hospital. Petty was found unconscious and not breathing at his Malibu home Sunday night, after suffering cardiac arrest.
Petty's earthy, every man voice, and chiming guitars, popular for some four decades. Early hits with the band The Heartbreakers include, Breakdown, and American Girl, followed by radio staples, Refugee and Don't Do Me Like That.>> I said what does the word cool mean, there's a picture of Tom in the dictionary.
>> Petty's laid back style and cool facade also weaving seamlessly with a number of other legendary performers. Collaborating with Stevie Nicks, on the smash hit Stop Dragging My Heart Around. And forming the Traveling Wilburys super group, with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynn. Petty also flying solo, producing arguably his most famous hit, with Free Fallin.
And continuing to sing of outcasts and love, on follow up hits, Wildflowers and You Don't Know How it Feels. Petty and the Heartbreakers had just concluded an extensive 40th anniversary tour last Monday. The singer telling Rolling Stone Magazine, it would likely be his last big stretch on the road.
Saying quote, I have a grand daughter now I'd like to see as much as I can, Tom Petty was 66.