The late American rocker received his Ph.D. in Music from the University of Florida.
Petty — known for her hit songs like “Free Fall” and “I Wn’t Back Down” and her membership on “The Traveling Wilburys” — was awarded a doctorate by a school board unanimously on Friday. writes the newspaper Portland Press Herald.
The late hit maker and “Heartbreaker” general was never recorded, the paper wrote, but he did a stint at university when he tried to accelerate his rock career in the 1970s.
after, after Betty passed away in October 2017 The Florida Gators college football team played “I Won’t Back Down” as a tribute to the artist. Since then, the song has become a regular feature during team matches.
Betty has sold more than 80 million albums during his long career. The artist’s breakthrough came with the album “Damn the torpedoes” in 1979, which he recorded with his band “The Heartbreakers”.
Betty struggled with a fear of flying – and thus concerts were rarely held in Europe. In 2012, he visited the Norwegian Wood Festival in Oslo.
Betty has two daughters and his wife, Dana York, whom he married in 2001.
After her father’s death, 35-year-old daughter Betty Anakim posted a declaration of love for her father on Instagram.
I wrote “we love you” the post.
Tom Petty is 66 years old.
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