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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 07:40AM

Beautiful. Loved that song.



(Thanks for sharing your tributes with us here.)

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 08:17AM


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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 09:22AM

You are always spot on with your cartoons?

The Las Vegas one should get a prize.

Tom wasn't that much older than me. Scary! I always thought, even back in the 70-80's, he had a thing for ol' Stevie Nicks.

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Posted by: Captain Klutz ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 02:26AM

There aren't many guys who haven't had a "thing" for Ms. Nicks

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 03:10AM

It had become something of tradition at Christmas time for some of us in the local Phoenix community to participate in a presentation of the play, "A Christmas Carol." I had a very small bit part. Stevie (who was born in Phoenix) also appoeared in the play. I had a chance to say hi to her during rehearsal. She was very pleasant, friendly, relaxed and unassuming. I was surprised how petite she was but that, of course, has never gotten in the way of her ability to belt out great songs during the course of her amazing career.

Watching her perform with Tom Petty in the OP's linked video, I was reminded again of what a voice she has and how gracefully she moves. No wonder Tom liked her. :)

Speaking of Stevie and Tom memories, here's some more.

-The two of them singing a wonderful duet:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6UD0c58nNCQ


-And an account of their 40-year friendship:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ABZDRdDhpWE



Edited 20 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2017 05:40AM by steve benson.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: October 08, 2017 06:22PM

Thank you so much for these things to see. NOW I know He DID have a thing for ol' girl, Stevie.

It's all good!

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Posted by: danboyle ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 02:53PM

Perfect........

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:07AM

There were a lot of imperfect parts that I had to fix along the way.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2017 08:34AM by steve benson.

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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 03:52PM

Wow. Classic. (The 'toon that is).

"Life will break your heart."

Indeed.

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:03AM


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Posted by: Nightingale ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 02:41PM


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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 04:29PM

in b 4 ~ excellent post steve benson ~



thx for that ~

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:04AM


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Posted by: cinda ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 08:15PM

Thank you for sharing another of your beautiful tribute cartoons. I found this one to be not only fitting, but most poignant :)

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 06:36AM

The more I listen to his songs, the more I am coming to appreciate them.

They contain a variety of messaging and styles, combined with comfortable, deep musicality; thoughtful sophistication; understated elegance and magical simplicity.

He seems to me to have had an array of natural gifts, framed with a sincerity of delivery through his raw but soft voice that deeply connected him to his fans and his live audiences. I am struck by how he obviously appreciated those who resonated with his music, and how he likewise connected to them. He knew how to draw his concert-goers into the show, and he gave them the opportunity to not only sing along, but to in some ways lead and give direction to his performances. He respected his followers and they loved him for it.

To me, he seemed like an honest and gentle soul who sung from his heart--and who knew how to rock.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2017 06:39AM by steve benson.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: October 06, 2017 11:23PM


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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 07:04AM


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Posted by: Jersey Girl ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 08:08AM

That is lovely, Steve. His music was great and he was a good guy.

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 08:30AM


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Posted by: laperla not logged in ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 04:27PM

Open seating and the line extended around the block.

The folks in line started singing "The Waiting is the Hardest Part." Tom Petty came out and sang with us and shook various hands. Great night.

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 07, 2017 10:29PM


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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: October 08, 2017 03:11AM

Nice tribute to a rock songwriter, Steve. A good one at that.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: October 08, 2017 11:11AM

Here in Podunk yesterday, Garth Brooks had 2 shows on Saturday, in which he sang "I won't back down", as a tribute to Tom...

And 2 blocks away....

Peyton Manning and his family were in town for a statue dedication of himself. Security was Tight all over downtown even on top of buildings!

The veep (Pence) and wife are here for the football game today. Colts vs. SF49ers. Half time gig going on... Then he is going to Vegas!!!

Little big town for a minute....

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: October 08, 2017 11:16AM


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Posted by: Hockeyrat ( )
Date: October 09, 2017 04:15PM

Very nice drawings, you're very talented.I like all the detail, shadows, and colours that you've used. It looks just like him.

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