The good old days may not return

by chuckofish

When daughter #1 and I were getting ready for our road trip to Arkansas a few weeks ago, we unearthed some classic CD mixes. This week I have been listening to one marked “Mom’s March Mix” which includes some old favorites, including this one from old Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers circa 1991:

 

You remember that Tom Petty (born 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,

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but he was also a member and co-founder of the late, great super-group The Traveling Wilburys, which included Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne.

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He has also recorded with Johnny Cash and other cool dudes. In fact, he is a pretty cool dude himself. He has even been on The Simpsons–in the episode “What I Did on My Strummer Vacation”.

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Yes, that’s Elvis Costello, Tom, Keith Richards, Homer, Mick Jagger, Lenny Kravitz, and Brian Setzer.

So I hope a little Tom Petty will brighten your day. It has brightened mine.