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Posted: October 03, 2017

This duet between Tom Petty and Bob Dylan is so much sadder today

The Life of Tom Petty

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This duet between Tom Petty and Bob Dylan is so much sadder today
Tom Petty and Bob Dylan during Bob Dylan and Tom Petty in Concert - July 22, 1986 at Poplar Creek Music Theater in Chicago, Illinois, United States. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

By Betsi Fores, Rare.us

During his life, American music icon Tom Petty partnered with his contemporaries to create incredible musical collaborations. One such example is with folk-rock music idol Bob Dylan.

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In 1986, the two went on tour, performing 60 shows. The True Confessions Tour, which spanned from February to August, included stops in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, as well as 41 stops in North America.

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A performance from that tour of the two musicians singing “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” rings especially dear in light of the Petty's death.

>> Watch the performance here

Petty suffered a full cardiac arrest and later died, manager Tony Dimitriades confirmed late Monday. Petty had just finished his 2017 tour, which was intended to be his last.

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“I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might be the last big one,” he told Rolling Stone late last year. “We’re all on the backside of our 60s … I don’t want to spend my life on the road.”

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During his career, Petty collaborated with acts including Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton and the Grateful Dead.


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