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Rock icon Tom Petty dead at 66

04 October 2017

His music was (still is) strangely ubiquitous, woven into the fabric of American life anywhere a radio is present-especially if you grew up sometime between, say, 1976 and 2000.

After a string of further albums with the Heartbreakers, Petty teamed up with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison to record as The Traveling Wilburys; the supergroup's first album, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1, was released in 1988 and resulted in Petty's first Grammy Award. To pass the time-I was waiting to speak with Dylan-Petty did spot-on impressions of Bobby Zimmerman talking that cracked everyone up.

At The Hollywood Bowl, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made the case that they should have been considered the most invigorated almost-original-lineup classic rock act touring today. Fire officials have said they responded to an emergency call for a man experience cardiac arrest on the block where Petty lives in Malibu on Sunday night, but could not confirm it was the rocker who was taken to a local hospital.

Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench once said they originally cut the song with their band Mudcrutch, but the album never came out.

In addition to being a prolific songwriter, Petty also created powerful interpretations of other's songs. It was followed by a well-attended tour, which stopped in Tulsa that year, and was reviewed by Red Dirt Report's Andrew Griffin. Writing "Refugee" was fairly easy, as it took Petty only 10 minutes to create lyrics to the music guitarist Michael Campbell had written, according to teamrock.com. He could be found on his repeated appearance on Fox's King of the Hill voicing the character of Elroy "Lucky" Kleinschmidt.

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Petty, born in Florida in 1950, was in final stretch of a big tour to celebrate 40 years of his career alongside band of accompaniment of his life, Heartbreakers. Nevertheless, I've boiled his iconic canon down to 20 essential selection that I think capture the full mettle of this singular artist.

Petty had already played L.A. on this 40th anniversary touring cycle with the Heartbreakers.

He'll save that for December at Blue Rooster, when Kettle of Fish always does a show that honors musicians who died in the past year.

Some celebrities noted that Petty's death came in the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas.

"This is unbearable. Vegas and now a great music hero has passed. #RIPTomPetty", Sheryl Crow said.

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Funeral services have not been made as of the time of this report.

"God bless Tom Petty peace and love to his family I'm sure going to miss you Tom", Ringo Starr of The Beatles wrote.

In 1994, Petty released his second solo album "Wildflowers", which included the single "You Don't Know How it Feels".

The unusual chain of events led some to quip online that Petty went out in true rock star fashion - by dying twice in one day.

"You know what's worth spending time on and what's not".

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Rock icon Tom Petty dead at 66