Florida Park Renamed In Honor Of Tom Petty

A park in Gainesville, Florida was renamed after Tom Petty, in memory of the iconic rock star who played there as a boy. Petty’s family and friends attended the renaming ceremony held on Saturday, which marked the Heartbreakers band leader’s 68th birthday. Tom Petty, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, was born in the city on October 20, 1950. “My brother and I grew up in this park. We played as kids. My cousin reminded me the other day of my remark that it was a sanctuary, and it really was,” Tom’s brother Bruce Petty recalled their childhood days. “It was a place for us to escape and be kids and have fun. The fact that we are doing this today and the part that we played in it makes it so much more special,” he added. Petty’s daughter Adria Petty also addressed the crowd. Copyright(c) 2018 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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