Musician Tom Petty dies at 66

Beloved musician Tom Petty died on Monday evening, of heart failure. His band, Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, debuted to critical acclaim with the 1979 album “Damn the Torpedoes.”

He was also a member of the esteemed Travelling Wilburys, along with such musical luminaries as Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.

Partial to a 12 string acoustic guitar early in his career, Petty’s love of the simpler musical styles of the 1960s combined with a penchant for innovation and a genuine passion for storytelling to produce a fun, emotive and highly creative style that delighted fans world-wide.

In an era of change, when popular music became increasingly ironic, his work, always evolving and deeply sincere, never went out of style; he remained a fan favorite, crossing generational barriers.

 

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Tragic Mass Casualty Attack in Las Vegas

The management team of Face Activities extends our sympathies and condolences to the victims of the tragic mass casualty event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A gunman opened fire on a country western concert from the 32nd floor of the neighboring Mandalay Bay hotel, killing 59 people and injuring over 500 more. The gunman’s motives are unknown, but the senseless brutality of this terrible crime is clear, regardless.

Play Boy Publisher Hugh Hefner died st 91

Publisher Hugh Hefner was controversial, but he is credited with changing American society, and bringing sexuality into the public discourse. Many award winning 20th century writers penned articles for playboy, but the magazine’s most powerful attraction was always its nude centerfold. It was shocking to a more socially conservative nation back in 1953, when the first issue debuted, featuring Marilyn Monroe.

Watch coverage of High Hefner’s death, and legacy.

 

 

 

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