Tom Petty to receive posthumous music Ph.D. from Florida university

Tom Petty will receive a posthumous PhD in music from the University Of Florida, after its board of trustees voted unanimously in favour of honouring the late rocker.

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.

DOVER, DE – JUNE 22: Tom Petty performs onstage at the Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway on June 22, 2013 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Firefly Music Festival)

Written by Alex McCurthy

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