The world lost the talent of Tom Petty on October 2nd. His death caused his fans and music lovers, myself being among them, around the world to remember the impact he had in their lives. For fans of Tom Petty in Birmingham, Alabama, Saturn Birmingham hosted a special evening on November 28th to honor and celebrate Petty's life and contribution to the world of music. Bands of all ages, shapes, and sizes took the stage at Saturn Birmingham to entertain the crowd with their interpretations of Petty's sizable musical catalog.
Lots of hits, such as "I Won't Back Down", "Refugee", and "You Wreck Me", among many more, were popular choices for the bands that played in tribute to Petty. Other deep cuts from albums like "Wildflowers", "She's the One", and "Mojo" were also included in the night of music that featured still images of Petty's career as the visual backdrop. Some fans, such as the ones in the photo above, even came out dressed appropriately for the special celebration.
I made it a point to go out and photograph the event because Petty was and still is my favorite musician. I grew up listening to his music, and, well, I could go on and on about its impact on my life. I know you're probably not here to read that so let me just say that I'm forever grateful his music entered my life. I'm also very thankful to the fine folks at Saturn Birmingham for putting this tribute together.
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