2 October 2022
Five years ago today, on 2 October 2017, the pure all-around Americana (from Gamesville, Florida) rocker at heart TOM PETTY passed away following an accidental drug overdose.
He was only 66. With his band The Heartbreakers he made 13 studio LPs, solo
he canned 3 longplayers and he released two albums with supergroup Traveling Wilburys (Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Petty).
To remember the legend Turn Up The Volume picked 3 great Tom Petty moments.
– ANYTHING THAT’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –
Debut single 1977
– DON’T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE –
– I WON’T BACK DOWN –
TOM PETTY: Bio – Discography – Website
New live album – At The Filmore 1997– out on 25 November
26 September 2022
The late TOM PETTY (already 5 years gone) and his HEARTBREAKERS played
no less then 20 nights at the legendary The Fillmore in San Francisco in 1997.
Six of the shows were professionally recorded and this special release features some of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night. They included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions – paying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by.
On 25 November a special live regsitration album(s) of great moments of said concerts, titled LIVE AT THE FILMORE – 1997 will make their millions of fans happy. More details and pre-order about the 6LPs/2CDs/4CDs formats HERE.
Here’s a taster. The 1978 song Listen To Her Heart.
TOM PETTY: Website
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
Wolfgang’s Theatre – Sacramento, CA
30 April 1995
R.I.P. Tom Petty
Great concert posters from the past
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
The Filmore, San Francisco – 1999
Back in time
10 November 2021
Band: TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (Florida, US)
Active: 1967-2017 / 13th studio LPs
Tom Petty passed away on 2 October 2017 following an
accidental drug overdose. He was only 66. Rest in peace.
Anniversary album: Self-titled debut LP
Released: 10 November 1976 – 45 years ago today
AllMusic says: “At the time Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ debut was
released in 1976, they were fresh enough to almost be considered punk.
They weren’t as reckless or visionary as the Ramones, but they shared a
similar love for pure ’60s rock and, for the Heartbreakers, that meant
embracing the Byrds as much as the Stones. And that’s pretty much what
this album is — tuneful jangle balanced by a tough garage swagger.”
Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Tom Petty was a pure all-around Americana
rocker at heart. Single Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll is an
absolute classic in my book.
Full album on Spotify…
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: All Albums
Top singles from the past…
21 October 2020
Artist: TOM PETTY
The late great American rocker was born
70 years ago in Gamesville, Florida. Happy birthday
to the standout singer/songwriter.
Single: ANYTHING THAT’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – the awesome debut single
B-side: Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)
Album: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Rock it, Tom…
TOM PETTY: Facebook
10 April 2019
After J MASCIS was captured singing DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT, a top track
from the late, great TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS that appeared
on their 1979 album Damn The Torpedoes in a mostly empty Massachusetts
karaoke bar last summer he has now recorded the song officially. Check here…
Here’s the less impressive, yet lively karaoke version…
J MASCIS: Facebook / TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS: Facebook