Tom Petty Saluted as MusiCares Person of the Year by Henley, Foo Fighters, Nicks, Browne, Newman & More

Michael Kovac/WireImageA host of top artists gathered Friday night in Los Angeles to salute Tom Petty at the annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala -- an event that, according to Billboard, raised more than $8.5 million to help musicians with medical and financial needs.

Among the many performers at the three-hours-plus show: Randy Newman, Cage the Elephant, Elle King, Foo Fighters, Jakob Dylan, The Lumineers, Jackson Browne, Jeff Lynne, Stevie Nicks, The Bangles, Don Henley and Lucinda Williams

"Twenty years ago, I would have been way too cynical to do this, but I’m 66 now,” said Petty, according to Billboard.  He thanked "so many great American songwriters" for turning out to honor him, and also thanked The Heartbreakers, saying, “We got together last week and rehearsed for this thing, and I realized I may actually be in one of the best two or three rock and roll bands there is.”

The evening included performances of 27 Petty songs: hits, rare gems, solo tracks and Heartbreakers classics.  Toward the end of the night, Petty himself took the stage to sing two songs with The Bangles -- including "Don't Come Around Here No More," and "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with Stevie Nicks.  He and Nicks also performed the song "The Insider." 

Petty's Traveling Wilburys bandmate Jeff Lynne then took the stage to sing "I Won't Back Down" with Dhani Harrison -- son of the late Traveling Wilbury George Harrison -- joining him on backing vocals and guitar.  Petty ended the night with "Running Down a Dream."

Here's who performed what at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala:

"Refugee" - Randy Newman
"You Wreck Me" -- George Strait
"American Girl" -- Elle King
"Hometown Blues" -- Taj Mahal
"Time to Move On" -- Norah Jones
"You Don't Know How It Feels" -- Norah Jones
"Honey Bee" -- Foo Fighters
"Break Down" -- Foo Fighters & Gary Clark Jr.
"Walls" -- Lumineers
"Last Dance with Mary Jane" -- Cage the Elephant
"The Waiting" -- Jackson Browne
"Learning to Fly" -- Jackson Browne
"Rebels" -- Lucinda Williams
"Good Enough" -- Gary Clark Jr.
"I Forgive It All" -- Regina Spektor
"Southern Accents" -- Lucinda Williams
"Love Is a Long Road" -- Jakob Dylan
"You Got Lucky" -- The Head and the Heart
"Listen to Her Heart" -- The Shelters
"Free Fallin'" -- Don Henley
"Wildflowers" - Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
"Waiting for Tonight" -- Tom Petty and the Bangles
"Don't Come Around Here No More" -- Tom Petty and the Bangles
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" -- Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks
"The Insider" -- Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks
"I Won't Back Down" -- Jeff Lynne
"Runnin' Down a Dream" -- Tom Petty

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