Tom Petty, one of the greatest American rockers of all time, posthumously will be receiving a PhD from University of Florida. The Heartbreakers frontman was born and raised in Gainesville, where the school is located. He didn’t actually attend the school, but according to the Associated Press, he worked as a groundskeeper there prior to achieving fame.
Known for hits such as Won’t Back Down, Into the Great Wide Open and Free Fallin’. Tomy Petty’s memory should be protected and his music spread.