The world has been without Tom Petty’s artistic genius now for about half a decade now as Petty was found unconscious at his home, not breathing, and in cardiac arrest, in the early morning of October 2, 2017. He was resuscitated and taken to the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, where he died at 8:40 p.m. PDT after premature reports of his death throughout the day. A memorial service was held at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, on October 16, 2017, four days before his 67th birthday.
As Father’s Day was on Sunday, Tom Petty’s daughter, who last year broke her silence on this John Lennon rumor, shared this delightful video of better times with the following caption: “Miss him every day at all times. Eternal love to a great dad.” The full video clip can be seen below.
Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac icon Stevie Nicks would collaborate countlessly over the years and their friendly relationship toward one another has been well documented. During an interview that took place with Rolling Stone, Nicks would state the following. Credit to Far Out Magazine for the below.
“We hadn’t played ‘Stop Draggin” since MusiCares. When I went into the dressing room before the Hyde Park show, it was me, the Heartbreakers, the Webb Sisters [Petty’s backing singers on the 2017 tour], and some other friends. We stood there and rehearsed it with [drummer] Steve Ferrone beating on the couch, everybody sort of humming their parts.”
She continued: “Tom and Mike played guitar. Ron Blair dragged out a bass but didn’t play it very loud because it wasn’t plugged in. We went through it a couple of times. It was funny – you play a wrong chord, and everybody’s eyes go straight up. We didn’t know it as well as we thought we did [laughs].”