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Watch Bob Dylan singing “Learning To Fly” as tribute to Tom Petty

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Watch Bob Dylan singing “Learning To Fly” as tribute to Tom Petty

Bob Dylan sang Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly” as a tribute to his late Traveling Wilburys bandmate.

The concert, held last night in Broomfield, Colo., arrived a day after what would have been Petty’s 67th birthday. This cover is particularly notable because Dylan’s set lists are traditionally set in stone.

Take a look:

“Learning to Fly” originally appeared on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open, and was co-written by producer Jeff Lynne, another Wilburys alum. Petty and the Electric Light Orchestra leader called themselves Charlie T. Wilbury and Otis Wilbury, respectively, while working with Dylan (Lucky Wilbury), George Harrison (Nelson Wilbury) and Roy Orbison (Lefty Wilbury).

Dylan spoke emotionally about Petty after his Oct. 2 death. “It’s shocking, crushing news,” he told Rolling Stone. “I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”

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