Friday, October 20: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Today (Oct. 20) we remember Tom Petty on what would have been his 67th birthday. Other rocker birthdays include drummer Fred Coury of Cinderella (50), founding Foreigner member and keyboardist Alan Greenwood (66), and drummer Ric Lee of Ten Years After (72).
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers formed in 1976 out of Gainesville, Florida. The band had a number of hits over the years and continued to host sold-out shows up until Petty's death earlier this month at the age of 66. He was found unconscious at his home and in full cardiac arrest on the early morning of Oct. 2, 2017. He was pronunced dead at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California at 8:40pm that evening. Tom Petty has sold over 80 million records worldwide throughout his career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Petty’s last studio album Hypnotic Eye was released in 2014 on Reprise Records and the album debuted at number on the Billboard 200 chart.
Crank up some classic Tom Petty and remember the rock legend today!