I’m not a Tom Petty fan. AJ knows a few from childhood years. But not that die hard fan. But he’ll be missed by many many.
He was a great writer. And Sam Smith knew it too. He borrowed parts of Won’t Back down to make Stay with me. AJ remembers the very first time she heard Stay with Me. It felt too slow and it wasn’t quite right. It wasn’t until later when AJ was googling it that AJ found out why. We don’t hear the similarities much anymore unless we really try but it’s there.
You see for yourself.
Here is a guy talking about the similarities: