BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
(This story was originally posted at 1:11 a.m. Oct. 3)
Musicians ranging from Paul McCartney to Jack Antonoff paid their respects to Tom Petty on social media following the death of the 66-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Monday night in California.
The range of condolences – Ryan Adams, Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper, Cameron Crowe – signified the massive reach of Petty’s music throughout his 40-year career.
Several posted throwback photos of Petty in his younger years, trademark flaxen hair in a simple part and a smile – or rock star grimace – on his face.
Here is what some had to say about the loss of Petty.