RIP Tom Petty. While My Guitar Gently Weeps: Concert Video Memorial

RIP Tom Petty

After a heart attack and half a day on life support, it’s official. Rocker Tom Petty is dead at 64. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite Petty performances. Developing.

aNewDomain — Tom Petty has died. The rocker was 66.

Petty gave what many considered to be his final performance a week ago. Rolling Stone talked to Petty late last year and, in that interview, he said that he and his Heartbreakers were about to embark on their final tour:

“It’s very likely we’ll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don’t think so. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We’re all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road …”

As we put together Tom’s obit for you, check out some of our favorite Tom Petty performances from around the web.

First, here’s Tom Petty with Prince, Steve Winwood and Jeff Lynne doing While My Guitar Gently Weeps at the 2004 Rock Hall of Fame inductions.

Here’s Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performing American Girl at Rock Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in 2002.

Here are some other of our staff favorites. Drop us a line and a link if you want to add one of yours …

© 2006 WMG Tom Petty: You Don’t Know How It Feels (Video Version)

© 1991 WMG Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Into The Great Wide Open.

© 1993 Geffen Records Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Mary Jane’s Last Dance.

© 1985 Geffen Records Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Don’t Come Around Here No More.

Drop a suggestion for your favorite Tom Petty video and a comment. We’ll add it here.

aNewDomain I’m Jim Kelly.

Ed: Gina Smith contributed to this Tom Petty video memorial.


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Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly is an author, journalist and attorney who has written across a broad spectrum of areas. His work includes a historical novel describing early Native American history, folklore, and culture; wilderness adventure and Arctic expeditions; celebrity profiles; arthouse films and documentary reviews; editorials and political columns; cyberwarfare and national security coverage of the Pentagon and Silicon Valley; and legal and legislative analysis during a twenty-year legal career in government affairs and high-yield public policy litigation.