As many of you know by now, Tom Petty passed away on Monday night at the age of 66, a few hours after CBS already had him in the grave.
Petty had a lot of hits in his career, though he never had a Billboard number one. The closest he’d come to that honor was his duet with Stevie Nicks, “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” that peaked at number three in September of 1981. “Don’t Do Me Like That” was his biggest hit in collaboration with his “Heartbreakers” band, peaking at number ten in February of 1980, while “Free Fallin” was his biggest solo hit in early 1990, peaking at the number seven spot.
His career spanned over four decades, culminating with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Rest in peace to my fellow Floridian.