History Trivia / TomPetty

30th Oct '17 11:36:16 AM thelivingtoad
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* ApprovalOfGod: When eclectic new-wave disco singer Grace Jones covered Petty's "Breakdown" in 1980, her version boasted a new, third verse that Petty had written especially for her to record.

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* ApprovalOfGod: When eclectic new-wave disco dance singer Grace Jones covered Petty's "Breakdown" in 1980, her version boasted a new, third verse that Petty had written especially for her to record.
30th Oct '17 11:35:59 AM thelivingtoad
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* ApprovalOfGod: When eclectic new-wave disco singer Grace Jones covered Petty's "Breakdown" in 1980, her version boasted a new, third verse that Petty had written especially for her to record.
16th Oct '17 9:37:04 PM MikeK
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** During the ''Southern Accents'' sessions, Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell would give demo tapes of instrumentals for Tom to flesh out and add lyrics and vocal melodies to. Around the same time, [[{{Music/Eagles}} Don Henley]] was looking for collaborators for his next album and got in contact with Campbell; one of the demos Tom Petty rejected turned into "Boys Of Summer", arguably Henley's SignatureSong as a solo act.
** "Don't Come Around Here No More" was initially written with Music/StevieNicks in mind - she felt she couldn't improve on the demo version that was played for her and suggested Tom keep it for himself.
9th Oct '17 4:13:55 PM thelivingtoad
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** Petty always had several different projects going on at the same time. Although it is unclear if was in the middle of working on any right before he died, he did have plans for 2018 and beyond, including:

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** Petty always had several different projects going on at the same time. Although it is unclear if was in the middle of working on any anything right before he died, he did have plans for 2018 and beyond, including:
9th Oct '17 4:13:20 PM thelivingtoad
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After Music/KurtCobain's death, Music/DaveGrohl did a stint as a drummer for the Heartbreakers in November 1994 (which included an SNL appearance), eventually getting offered a permanent place in the band. He declined, recording what eventually became the Music/FooFighters' debut album.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: After Music/KurtCobain's death, Music/DaveGrohl did a stint as a drummer for the Heartbreakers in November 1994 (which included an SNL appearance), eventually getting offered a permanent place in the band. He declined, recording what eventually became the Music/FooFighters' debut album.album.
** Petty always had several different projects going on at the same time. Although it is unclear if was in the middle of working on any right before he died, he did have plans for 2018 and beyond, including:
*** A 2018 solo tour in which he performed his 1994 ''Wildflowers'' album in its entirety
*** A follow-up to the Heartbreakers' ''Hypnotic Eye'', as well as a third Mudcrutch record, were intended to eventually be recorded.
*** Right after his 40th anniversary tour wrapped, he planned to head into the studio to produce the second album by Los Angeles garage rock band The Shelters, who he raved about in his final interview.
9th Oct '17 12:16:05 AM thelivingtoad
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* PromotedFanboy: During his career, Petty got to work with many of the musicians he grew up idolizing. He befriended his boyhood hero Music/GeorgeHarrison and played with him in Music/TheTravelingWilburys, and he produced solo records for Roger [=McGuinn=] and Chris Hillman of Music/TheByrds (the later of which was the last project that Petty was involved with to be released before his death).
4th Oct '17 6:52:02 PM thelivingtoad
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* OldShame: Following the Confederate flag controversies of the 2010s, he apologised for and repudiated his use of Confederate symbols earlier in his career.

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* OldShame: Following the Confederate flag controversies of the 2010s, [[http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-on-past-confederate-flag-use-it-was-downright-stupid-20150714 he apologised for for]] and repudiated his use of Confederate symbols earlier during the ''Southern Accents'' tour in his career.the 1980s.
4th Oct '17 6:51:02 PM thelivingtoad
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* ThePeteBest: The other guys from Mudcrutch that didn't go on to be part of the Heartbreakers were this (Tom Leadon and Randy Marsh) until that band reformed in 2007 and put out two acclaimed albums. Instead, the person that best fits this trope is Jim Lenahan, who was Mudcrutch's original lead singer, whose departure allowed Petty (the band's bassist) to [[StepUpToTheMicrophone take over as frontman]]. A few years later, as Mudcrutch was transitioning into the Heartbreakers, Petty asked Lenahan if he wanted to be the band's stage and lighting director. He accepted, and he remains in that role to this day.

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* ThePeteBest: The other guys from Mudcrutch that didn't go on to be part of the Heartbreakers were this (Tom Leadon and Randy Randall Marsh) were this until that band reformed in 2007 and put out two acclaimed albums. Instead, the person that best fits this trope is Jim Lenahan, who was Mudcrutch's original lead singer, whose departure allowed Petty (the band's bassist) to [[StepUpToTheMicrophone take over as frontman]]. A few years later, as Mudcrutch was transitioning into the Heartbreakers, Petty asked Lenahan if he wanted to be the band's stage and lighting director. He accepted, and he remains in that role to this day.
4th Oct '17 3:48:57 AM LondonKdS
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* OldShame: Following the Confederate flag controversies of the 2010s, he apologised for and repudiated his use of Confederate symbols earlier in his career.
7th May '17 4:08:52 PM thelivingtoad
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* ThePeteBest: The other guys from Mudcrutch that didn't go on to be part of the Heartbreakers were this (Tom Leadon and Randy Marsh) until that band reformed in 2007 and put out two acclaimed albums. Instead, the person that best fits this trope is Jim Lenahan, who was Mudcrutch's original lead singer, whose departure allowed Petty (the band's bassist) to [[StepUpToTheMicrophone take over as frontman]]. A few years later, as Mudcrutch was transitioning into the Heartbreakers, Petty asked Lenahan if he wanted to be the band's stage and lighting director. He accepted, and he remains in that role to this day.
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