Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Don’t Bring Me Down (Live ’78)

Putting on a Tom Petty record at wall shaking volume is one of life’s finest, simple pleasures. Tom Petty’s entire career is a wax wonder, and one thing that has been evident since his incredibly sad passing is that he was also a great uniter -- seemingly, everybody was moved by his music.

The man was the embodiment of rock ’n’ roll; he was a second generation fan who soaked up Elvis but then pledged his allegiance to the British invasion. No mere copycat, when he stepped up to cover a song from one of his heroes, the love . . .

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