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Tom Petty Faves Saturday Night On TWTD

It seems that we have featured a lot of tributes to the artists that we have lost recently.  This week we were shocked to learn of the death of Tom Petty.  Of all the artists that have debuted in the last forty years, he might be the one that is appreciated over the generation gaps more than any other.  Teenagers, parents, and grandparents all seem to like Tom Petty's music.  My daughter loves his songs and she had the chance to see him and the band at Summerfest this past Summer.  He may be the one artist who played halftime at a Superbowl that old and young enjoyed together.  When I first saw a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album in the stores, I thought it was some teeny bopper band.  With a name like Heartbreakers, all I could think of was the Bay City Rollers, Shaun Cassidy, or the De Franco Family.  I remember hearing the song 'Breakdown' a few times on the radio and being impressed. It was obvious that they were no boy band!  In early 1980 when I heard 'Don't Do Me Like That',  I thought that was a prefect radio song.  It was Tom Petty's first top 10 radio hit.  He had so many great hits in the eighties.  His live album in 1986 featured a great rendition of the Searchers hit 'Needles And Pins'.  That made the top forty featuring vocals from Stevie Nicks.   She sang on the biggest radio hit for Tom Petty back in 1981 with 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'.   We will throw on some old Tom Petty songs during this Saturday nights Those Were The Days on WRCO FM 100.9.  I will be in the studio to take your requests and play trivia between six and midnight.


Phil Nee hosts WRCO FM's Those Were the Days every Saturday night from 6-12M. Phil is also heard weekday mornings on WRCO FM 100.9 in Richland Center, WI.


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    Dan Drone Monday, 09 October 2017

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