Tom Petty Honored By 90,000 Florida Gators Fans

10-10-2017
.
Tom Petty

(Radio.com) Tom Petty has been honored with countless tributes throughout the music community following his death last week (October 2). One of the most unusual came on Saturday (Oct. 7) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a Florida Gators football game.

The team was playing the LSU Tigers, and between the third and fourth quarters, the entire stadium broke into song. The stadium crowd of 90,000 college football fans sang "I Won't Back Down," which was captured on video and social media.

"This one's for you, @TomPetty," the Gators' official account tweeted with a short clip of the performance. Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida and, for a short time, worked as a member of the grounds crew at the University of Florida. He died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest. Watch the tribute here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

advertisement

Tom Petty Music, DVDs, Books and more

Tom Petty T-shirts and Posters

More Tom Petty News

Share this article
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Tom Petty Died From Accidental Overdose

Rock Legend Tom Petty Confirmed Dead At 66 2017 In Review

New TV Special To Remember Tom Petty, Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell

Tom Petty Fans Celebrate His Birthday With Vampire Walk

Jason Aldean Releases Tom Petty Cover For Las Vegas Victims

Jason Aldean Releases Tom Petty Cover For Las Vegas Victims

Tom Petty Fans Celebrate His Birthday With Vampire Walk

Jason Aldean Releases Tom Petty Cover For Las Vegas Victims

Elvis Costello And Bonnie Raitt Remember Tom Petty

Tom Petty Laid To Rest In Private Service In Pacific Palisades


More Stories for Tom Petty

Tom Petty Music


advertisement

News Reports
Day in Rock:
The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour- Corey Taylor Reveals Timeline For New Slipknot Album- Metallica To Receive Polar Music Prize- Muse Release 'Thought Contagion'- more

Recap: Guns N' Roses Star To Play Appetite Album In Full On Tour- Mr. Big's Pat Torpey Dead At 64- Prince's Family Denied Investigative Death Data By Authorities- Robert Plant- more

Led Zeppelin To Release 'Different' Archival Recordings- Photo Of Metallica's James Hetfield As Cop In Ted Bundy Movie- Iron Maiden Take Action Against Counterfeiters- more

Judas Priest Legend Battling Parkinson's Disease- Metallica's James Hetfield Lands Key Role In Ted Bundy Movie- Ozzy Osbourne Wants To Make New Album After Final Tour- more

Page Too:
Ed Sheeran and Eminem Release 'River' Video- Kanye West Returns To Instagram With Special Message- Kodak Black Releases R&B Album 'Heartbreak Kodak'- Remy Ma- more

Page Too Rewind: Fergie Addresses Quentin Tarantino Biting Incident- Taylor Swift And Ed Sheeran Release 'Endgame' Behind-the-Scenes Video- Drake Guests On BlocBoy JB's New Track- more

Ed Sheeran and Eminem Release 'River' Video- Kanye West Returns To Instagram With Special Message- Kodak Black Releases R&B Album 'Heartbreak Kodak'- Remy Ma- more

Elton John Making New 'Lion King' Music With Beyonce- Willie Nelson Fighting Back After Battling Flu- Victoria Beckham Addresses Spice Girls Reunion Speculation- more

advertisement


Follow Us:

Contact Us - Privacy - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.