|Posted by Anna H. on October 7, 2017 at 7:35 AM|
The image above was taken, during the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, which was in tribute to George Harrison. Tom Petty, Dhani Harrison, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, and Prince, performed "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
At this risk of sounding "melodramatic," it makes my soul weep knowing that we have lost so many legendary vocalists between this year AND last year. It seems as if 2017 has turned out to be just as shitty as 2016, in general.
I know I am not the only person, who wants this year to be over SOON. This is especially, when it comes to turning on the TV everyday and having to watch domestic terrorists attack innocent people at events.
To make matters worse, having the media exploit tragedies and overshadow other news. There are other catastrophes and tragic events for the media to report than spending an ENTIRE week replaying the same reels of homicidal maniacs.
The media fails to grasp, that THEY themselves are inciting MORE division and copycat massacres because they constantly harp on the same overplayed story, while ignoring other reports.
On Monday, we barely heard any reports about Tom Petty from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers dying and other news. Reading someone's post on a forum about the legendary Heartland Rocker's death was the only reason why I learned about it.
Once I learned that Tom Petty died, I was in shock. Shortly after, a news reporter on my local CBS reported, that the LAPD retracted their statement on Twitter.
Supposedly, Tom was NOT yet dead. He was "clinging for his life," according to the LAPD. Eventually, Tom Petty died of cardiac arrest, after being pronounced brain dead and taken off life support.
Before anyone attempts to comment on today's Song Saturday Tribute Block, refrain from posting, "I was never a fan of Tom Petty's music." Posting THAT comment is like pissing on someone's grave.
Regardless if the singer was your favorite or not, it sounds very disrespectful and rude to whoever it was that died. You have no idea how annoying it is to read, watch, and listen to someone having the audacity to say, "I was never a fan of ___ music."
You may think I am acting bossy but there are people out there, who need to have a little more empathy and COUTH. Love or hate the icon, but that person had family, friends, fans, etc.
Tom Petty's music was a part of at least 4-5 GENERATIONS. With The Heartbreakers, Petty released 13 studio albums, 68 singles, and 9 video albums. He also released 3 solo albums, 5 guest singles, etc.
Tom Petty was a part of my childhood, during the 1980's and '90s. Now, he is another music icon to be added to the list of many other music icons, that are dead. This can especially be said about an icon, whose music videos were heavily played on MTV and VH1.
I cannot help reiterating how depressed I become sometimes watching MTV Classic. Having to look back at all the music icons, that are now dead in music video blocks breaks my heart.
Music was a major part of my life growing up. Therefore, watching a bunch a dead music icons can be depressing. This is definitely a fact about life.
Eventually, all good things must come to an end. Anyway, in memory of the legendary Heartland Rocker, here are 9 music videos by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers for today's Song Saturday Tribute Block.
1} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Refugee" Damn The Torpedoes (1980)
2} Stevie Nicks [Featuring Tom Petty] "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" Bella Donna (1981)
3} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Make It Better" Southern Accents (1985)
4} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Free Fallin'" Full Moon Fever (1989)
5} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Runnin' Down A Dream" Full Moon Fever (1989)
6} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Mary Jane's Last Dance" Greatest Hits (1993)
7} Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "The Last DJ" The Last DJ (2002)
8} Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, & Dhani Harrison "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" A Tribute To George Harrison (2004)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers "Room At The Top" Echo (1999)
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