Tuesday, October 10, 2017

'I Need to Know'

What a totally unexpected and of course untimely death. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers just came off their 40th anniversary tour, and I was still hoping to catch them in concert. One of my favorite bands hands down. Too many classic songs to recount. Their music's just part of the culture, from the movies ("Silence of the Lambs") to sports (Superbowl halftime show) and on and on. I should've been blogging him more all these years of drive-time music blogging. Shame.

In any case, here's the New York Times' obit, "Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers, Dies at 66."

And at the L.A. Times, "Tom Petty, down-to-earth rock superstar, dies at 66," and "Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more."

And at the Sound L.A., from Friday' morning's errand-running drive-time, "I Need to Know":

Modern Love
David Bowie
12:26 PM

Tumbling Dice
The Rolling Stones
12:23 PM

Girls Got Rhythm
12:20 PM

The Cars
12:10 PM

Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns N' Roses
12:04 PM

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
Bad Company
12:00 PM

I Need to Know
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Dance Sister Dance (Baila Mi Hermana)
11:49 AM

Led Zeppelin
11:36 AM

Steely Dan
11:31 AM

The Police
11:28 AM

Hello, Goodbye
The Beatles
11:25 AM