Tom Petty Biography

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but is also known as a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys (under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury) and Mudcrutch.

He has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain heavily played on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music has been classified as rock and roll, heartland rock and even stoner rock. His music, and notably his hits, have become popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold-out shows. Throughout his career, Petty has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Tom Petty discusses his political new album 'Hypnotic Eye'

'Hypnotic Eye' is due for release on July 29

  • Jul 18, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers unveil new song 'American Dream Plan B'

The track comes from their upcoming new album 'Hypnotic Eye'

  • Jun 6, 2014

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce 'hard-rockin'' new album 'Hypnotic Eye'

The band will release their 13th album this summer

  • Mar 31, 2014

Amazon executive pays £100,000 for 'fake Tom Petty' to play his wedding

All ended well after real Tom Petty agreed to play the date in Seattle

  • Aug 6, 2012

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers play first ever UK festival set at Isle Of Wight

Legendary rocker plays hit-heavy set on festival's opening night

  • Jun 23, 2012

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Don't Pull Me Over (Video)

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Walls (Circus) [Video]

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