• WATCH: Tom Petty's acoustic version of 'Learning to Fly'

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    Tom Petty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician whose songs touched generations of fans, died Monday evening surrounded by his family and bandmates. He was 66.

    In 1994, Petty and the Heartbreakers played a benefit for the Bridge School in Mountain View, California.

    “When I think in my life of all the stages we’ve been on, this is certainly the most beautiful set I’ve ever been on – to be up here with these beautiful children,” Petty told the crowd.

    This is the song he and the Heartbreakers played next:

    Watch Petty's last performance in Seattle here.

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