Tom Petty Rushed To Hospital, Is Currently On Life Support

Tom Petty is one of the most prolific American singer-songwriters in rock and roll history. With a string of hits from not only his well-known band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but also his other projects like The Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch, the man has been a driving force in the music industry for over 40 years.

Tom Petty / Twitter

Even his solo career has earned him a number of awards, and he has the accolades to go along with it. It was recently established that Petty has sold over 80 Million albums worldwide, several of which have gone Platinum, and in 2002 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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He’s also remained a huge advocate for artistic control and the ability for artists to have free reign over the rights to their art, and has actively sued several companies who he’s felt have tried to take advantage of him and his music.

BBC

Suffice to say, Petty is a genuine musical legend, which is why it’s with great sadness that the 66 year old rocker has just been reported as being rushed to the hospital.

Read on for what we know so far…

UPDATE: LAPD Confirms Tom Petty Has Died At Age 66

Tom Petty is one of the most prolific American singer-songwriters in rock and roll history. With a string of hits from not only his well-known band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, but also his other projects like The Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch, the man has been a driving force in the music industry for over 40 years.

Tom Petty / Twitter

Even his solo career has earned him a number of awards, and he has the accolades to go along with it. It was recently established that Petty has sold over 80 Million albums worldwide, several of which have gone Platinum, and in 2002 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Consequence of Sound

He’s also remained a huge advocate for artistic control and the ability for artists to have free reign over the rights to their art, and has actively sued several companies who he’s felt have tried to take advantage of him and his music.

BBC

Suffice to say, Petty is a genuine musical legend, which is why it’s with great sadness that the 66 year old rocker has just been reported as being rushed to the hospital.

Read on for what we know so far…

Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Hear What The Beach Boys Really Sounded Like? Now You Can!

One of the definitive rock bands of the 60s, The Beach Boys need no introduction (but we’re going to give you one anyway, just to be sure).

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Formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, the band originally consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. They very quickly garnered a lot of attention thanks to their catchy vocal harmonies and new take on surf rock (a subgenre of rock and roll native to Southern California).

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Over the span of several decades, the band would go on to define the “California Sound” of surf rock, thanks to songs that reflected the Calfornia youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance (which frankly sounds like youth culture in general if you take out the surfing).

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The band would ultimately release 29 studio albums, 3 of which went Platinum and 8 of which went Gold, cementing their legacy as rock stars for the ages.

So, it should come as no surprise that the band’s signature vocal harmonies (with Brian, Dennis and Carl hitting G, A and B respectively) sound pretty amazing in any context you hear them in; even without instruments!

Seriously, the recording is pretty incredible!