Sunday, October 8, 2017

TLC Tribute To Tom Petty

The Lost Challenges discussion on goodreads

Another one down. Tom Petty's music was the soundtrack for a lot of my life. Everyone knows his music. It's sad to see him gone!


Tribute To Tom Petty
Duration: One Month From Starting Date
Choose as many tasks as you wish.
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1. Thomas Earl Petty was born October 20, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, the first of two sons of Kitty (Avery) and Earl Petty. 
🎸 Read a book published in October OR set in Florida.
Imprinted By The Alpha Jocelyn Thomas 10/21/17

2. His interest in rock and roll music began at age ten when he met Elvis Presley. In the summer of 1961, his uncle was working on the set of Presley's film "Follow That Dream" in nearby Ocala, and invited Petty to come down and watch the shoot.
🎸 Read a book with FOLLOW or DREAM in the title.

3. One of his first guitar teachers was Don Felder, a fellow Gainesville resident, who would later join the Eagles.
🎸 Read a book where a character helps another character to become successful OR with a character that is a teacher.
White Hot Ilona Andrews 10/9/17

4. Petty also overcame a difficult relationship with his father, who found it hard to accept that his son was "a mild-mannered kid who was interested in the arts" and subjected him to verbal and physical abuse on a regular basis. Petty was extremely close to his mother, and remained close to his brother, Bruce.
🎸 Read a book where the MC does not have a good relationship with his/her father OR is extremely close to their mother.
Country Kisses Addison Moore 10/6/17

5. Petty released 3 albums as a solo artist. He was in three bands which also released albums; Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch.
🎸 Read a Series/TBR #3.
Cold Blooded Amanda Carlson 10/5/17

6. He wrote virtually all of his songs on a Gibson Dove acoustic saved from his 1987 house fire. 
🎸 Read a book with a bird or bird name on the cover, in the title or author's name OR where a house catches fire.
The Firebird Susanna Kearsley 10/5/17

7. Petty was married twice and had 2 daughters and a stepson.
🎸 Read a book where the MC is a parent OR was married twice.
Nearly Departed in Deadwood Ann Charles 10/20/17

8. Hypnotic Eye is the 13th and final studio album by American rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released on July 29, 2014, by Reprise Records. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming the only Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album to ever top the chart. Hypnotic Eye was nominated for the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. 
🎸 Read a book whose cover has more than 3 colors BUT has no buildings, people or animals on it.

9. Petty was known as a staunch guardian of his artistic control and artistic freedom. He fought record companies over control and record prices. He also sued a tire company using a very similar song to one of his after they were told they could not use the rights to his song.
🎸 Read a book where a character stands up for their rights or beliefs OR where someone takes something that does not belong to them.
Dark Rites Heather Graham 10/8/17

10. Tom Petty was a very successful musician and songwriter. He worked with many, many other musician and songwriters like Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead and Stevie Nicks. He and his band were always there to play concerts and record albums for charity to help people - Live Aid and schools and the community after Hurricane Katrina.
🎸 Read a book from the Music genre.

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