Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Watch Bob Dylan Pay Heartfelt Tribute To Tom Petty

“Well the good ‘ole days may not return,” sang Bob Dylan last night in a tribute to his longtime friend Tom Petty. “The rocks might melt and the sea might burn.” Honoring his friend and fellow member of the musical supergroup The Traveling Wilburys this weekend at his concert in Colorado, Dylan performed Petty’s song “Learning To Fly”. Dylan previously said of his friend’s death, “It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”

Tom Petty, known as a solo artist, songwriter, and lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, died on October 2nd. He would have turned 67 last Friday. Petty and Dylan formed The Traveling Wilburys in 1988 along with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.