When Tom Petty hung out with an Orthodox rock band in Israel

Posted October 04, 2017

Guitarist Warren Haynes led the quartet through a first set bust out cover of Petty's "Breakdown", which Mule had not played since August 2016. Buck outlined the song's crystalline melody with ringing riffs, and drummer Will Champion propelled the track forward with a firm backbeat, inserting a swelling series of rat-a-tat beats before the final hook.

In 1989, Petty released his first solo album, "Full Down Fever".

The songs on "Damn the Torpedoes", which would become staples of album-oriented radio - "Refugee", "Don't Do Me Like That", "Even the Losers" and "Here Comes My Girl" (which prominently features the electric 12-string) - firmly underscore the '60s musical passions of Petty and his band. Full Moon Fever went on to sell more than five million copies in the US, according to the RIAA. I'm leaving you guys, and I'll be back tomorrow.' I left, and when I got back the next day, at something like 3 p.m., the whole song was written.

Today, it's nearly impossible to imagine modern country music without Petty, who finished the work the Eagles began when they blended rootsy acoustic instruments with tougher rock rhythms. "Thanks for honoring Las Vegas and Tom Petty tonight". The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Petty and the Heartbreakers in 2002, praised them as "durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious". Zanes told "CBS This Morning" he first met the singer along with his own band as a teenager and was a rabid fan of Petty.

"Your music has changed this world for the better".

We lost a truly monumental figure yesterday with the passing of Tom Petty at the age of 66. "It's an interesting place", he remarked, "because you can meet nearly any kind of person from many walks of life because of the university. I think this death will be a shot to the future of the music".

Personally, I remember Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers being the first big concert I ever saw. Speaking with Billboard about the album - which was his last solo album - Petty said, "It's just really a nice collection of songs".

Critics and rock historians often connect Petty to Bob Dylan and the Byrds and generally treat him like a "60s rocker who mysteriously emerged in the '70s. We are one I love you dad your songs are dreams manifested". With so many Billboard Top 100 hits, it's hard to come up with a greatest hits list, but here are seven of the most notable songs in his acclaimed repertoire.

During interviews with other musicians, there was always a deep respect for Petty, both as a man and an artist. He didn't live long enough to see people agree on Tom Petty. "I can do my version of it, and this has our stamp on it", Petty said at the time. "I cleaned up the approved version, turned it in", he says, "and moved on to Kenny Loggins".

Petty's other great hits-with and without The Heartbreakers-are too innumerable to chronicle here: "American Girl", "Refugee", "Change of Heart", "I Won't Back Down" (the one that got Sam Smith in trouble), "Don't Come Around Here No More" (the one with the wonderful Alice in Wonderland-themed video), "Here Comes My Girl" (the one with the gritty spoken-word verses), and on and on and on.