Tom Petty was an icon.
As true as that statement is, the word “was” staggers the heart and the mind. Not that he isn’t an icon anymore…just that he is gone.
I won’t bore you with his bio, chart numbers or album sales. Only you know how his music has impacted your life. Needless to say, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were, and continue to be, an integral part of music in central Illinois.
I hope you smile, and it continues to warm your heart when we play a Tom Petty song on the radio.
Here’s a few shots from his show in Champaign this past May.