However, it was announced that the musician was still "clinging to life" on Monday having suffered the cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu before the official statement in the early hours of Tuesday BST. I knew one or two of their songs - "American Girl", which is still a favorite, "I Need to Know", maybe one or two others - but I had never given the band a lot of thought.
Word of Petty'sdeath prompted tributes from across the music world.
Petty visited the Western Wall and met Rosenblum there.
He broke through in the 1970s as the frontman for Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, with whom he had a string of hits and collaborated with the likes of Stevie Nicks (Stop Draggin' My Heart Around). "We were doing a run at the Roxie in L.A. And he called me in my room at 3:00 in the morning and we went out to his house". Since then, his talents as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter have earned him status a legend of rock and roll. I don't think so.
Ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder: It is with a shattered heart that I write this post. "And to me he's up there with the Buddy Hollys and the Hank Williamses of the world", Zanes said.
"We had all grown up on his music, that unique voice of his, and to have him as the voice of Lucky on King of the Hill was just wonderful", Judge says. In the biography "Rock and Roll Guardian", writer Andrea M. Rotondo said the Ivanhoe show was rare for the band at the time, as they headlined it during a tour that they mostly served as an opening act. But it's really surrounded by this kind of very rural kind of people that are - you know, they're farmers or, you know, tractor drivers or, you know, just all kinds of - game wardens, you name it, you know. Luckily music is what I use to get through tough times like these. Petty said that the Beatles' performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" inspired him to go into music. Petty's rendition showcases his large vocal range. He was the member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup "Traveling Wilburys" and his early band "Mudcrutch". Despite his high profile, Zanes said Petty "stuck to himself". The limits of YouTube make our selections skew recent, but keep scrolling and you'll see where it all began. The tributes rolled in through the night and into Tuesday, including tweets from old friends and colleagues like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Mick Jagger. He worked with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.