The music world was shocked and saddened by the death of rock icon Tom Petty on Monday.
What you don't find here, or in any of Petty's music, is the slightest hint of superstar smugness beneath the fluent craftsmanship and fluid melodies.
The rock star's music has since flooded the charts, with his 1993 compilation album, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Greatest Hits, shooting straight to number one.
It was a rich career for Petty, who was born in Gainesville, Florida and became hooked on rock and roll when - at the age of 11 - he met superstar Elvis Presley on a movie set.
His impact, they say, is obvious just by the crowds at his concerts.
Randy Houser : Got the news of Tom Petty's condition just before last nights show here in U.K. Just found out his passing was confirmed. Writing "Refugee" was fairly easy, as it took Petty only 10 minutes to create lyrics to the music guitarist Michael Campbell had written, according to teamrock.com. "We were doing a run at the Roxie in L.A. And he called me in my room at 3:00 in the morning and we went out to his house". We will miss you.
"Learning to Fly" was the title of the video created by NBA Entertainment that chronicled the 1990-1991 Bulls season and it featured the iconic song from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as the theme. Casual fans, rockers, musicians, singer-songwriters, male and female- across the board. Laura Jane Grace, the Against Me! singer, tweeted that her earliest musical performances included strumming a tennis racket and singing along to 1989's Full Moon Fever.
Here Petty and Elvis Costello attend the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 47th Annual Induction And Awards previous year in New York City. "R.I.P. Tom Petty. Thank you for your attractive music and inspiration". Pulled together by Harrison to record a B-side to a single, "Handle With Care", they soon realized that the song, and their sound, was too good to bury. Petty, left, was seen with Joe Walsh, right, at the ceremony.
I have been a fan of Petty for as long as I have been a fan of music - ever since forever falling in love with rock "n" roll as a 12-year-old in 1978. He released three solo albums, 13 with The Heartbreakers, two with The Traveling Wilburys and two with Mudcrutch. Johnson led a cover of "I Won't Back Down" and later welcomed opening act Bahamas to join in on "You Don't Know How It Feels" with the band's frontman Afie Jurvanen sharing vocal duties.