Four years after he died from an accidental drug overdose, Tom Petty is set to be immortalized on film in the REELZ documentary “Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down.”
“He wasn’t especially good looking, yet he was adored by women and worshiped by men,” reads a statement released Friday by the streaming network. “His voice is something that wouldn’t even pass a first audition on ‘American Idol,’ yet today he is recognized as one of rock’s greatest singer-songwriters. And by rock and roll standards, he lived a fairly clean life, yet he was dead at 66. Tom Petty was a walking contradiction.”
“Tom Petty: Won’t Back Down” is set to premiere Saturday on REELZ.
Do you agree with REELZ’ description of Petty? What was his greatest album?