Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Zero to 60 in no time flat

Tom Petty is sixty years old today. Six-Oh. 60.  Can you believe it?  Still rocking after all these years. We need guideposts like this.  When you wake up in the morning and you're struggling to get your tired bones out of bed, you need to be able to say to yourself:

I may be feeling pretty old today, but I'll NEVER be as old as Tom Petty!

Petty's recent tour, which played to rave reviews from start to finish, concluded earlier this month so hopefully he's taking a blow to recharge the batteries.  His new album Mojo, which we've hailed as one of the best of 2010, is in the player today (it has rarely come out).

Next up is the November re-release of Damn the Torpedoes, which has been remastered from the orginial analog tapes and will include nine bonus tracks.  Damn, indeed!  Check out the video below to Petty's website and get ready for some more good times.  And don't forget to toast the other members of today's Birthday Bird:

Grandpa Jones (1913-1998): Country Music Hall of Famer
Hee Haw, Grand Ole Opry

Wanda Jackson (1937): Singer
Right or Wrong, Let’s Have a Party, In the Middle of a Heartache

Jay Siegel (1939): Singer, the Tokens
Tonight I Fell in Love, The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Ric Lee (1945): Drummer, Ten Years After
I’m Going Home, Love like a Man

Tom Petty (1950): Singer, songwritger
Don’t Do Me Like That, Refugee, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around

Al Greenwood (1951): Keyboards, Foreigner
Feels Like the First Time, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Double Vision

Snoop Doggy Dogg (1971): Rapper
LPs: Doggystyle, The Doggfather, No Limit Top Dogg

1 comment:

  1. I want Snoop Dogg and Grandpa Jones to do a rap together.