Watch Bob Dylan cover Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly”



Bob Dylan paid tribute to his late friend Tom Petty Saturday night by performing the hit “Learning to Fly” at a concert in Denver.

The performance, posted to YouTube by Recreate Magazine, took place one day after Petty’s birthday. Watch below:

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Dylan of course performed with Petty as part of the supergroup Traveling Wilburys. He along with many others were stunned at the news of Petty’s death on October 2.

“It’s shocking, crushing news,” Dylan told Rolling Stone in a statement. “I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”

Photo: By Alberto Cabello from Vitoria Gasteiz (Bob Dylan) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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