Tom Petty Is Remembered in His Gainesville Hometown

It was pretty remarkable when a stadium of 90,000 fans sang one of the top Tom Petty songs during a LSU/UFlorida football game to celebrate the Gainesville-born rocker who died recently.

Video of 90,000 Gators fans singing a tribute to Tom Petty in unison is amazing, Business Insider, October 8, 2017

Earlier this week, legendary rocker Tom Petty died
unexpectedly at the age of 66
. On Saturday, football fans
from his hometown came together to sing a tribute.

The moment came at the end of the third quarter during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers. Before the start of the fourth quarter, the entire crowd came together to sing “Won’t Back Down” in tribute to the Gainesville native.

Only a few seconds were shown during the CBS broadcast. However, Twitter user Cody Worsham caught a larger chunk of the song from the stadium and it is amazing.

The best version of the song included musicians George Harrison and Ringo Starr joining the Heartbreakers. I listened to it frequently during the depressing Obama administration to cheer up.

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