Tom Petty





Tom Petty

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born
in Gainesville, Florida, The United States
October 20, 1950

gender
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Thomas Earl Petty is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a member of Mudcrutch. He has also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury.

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. Likewise, his music, most notably his hits, have become increasingly popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold out shows.

Petty and his band The Heartbreakers celebrated their thirtieth anniversary with a tour in 2006, although Tom has occasionally released solo work, as is the case with 2006's Highway Companion, o
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Average rating: 4.35 · 487 ratings · 47 reviews · 33 distinct works · Similar authors
Conversations with Tom Petty
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 387 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom P...
4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2007
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Runnin' Down a Dream
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4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2007
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The Best of Tom Petty
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2002
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreake...
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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Tom Petty: The Definitive G...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2003
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Wildflowers
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1994
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She's the One
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1999
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The Very Best of Tom Petty
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2007
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“Excuse me if I have/some place in my mind/where I go time to time.”
Tom Petty

“I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things. You have four years to be irresponsible here, relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does...”
Tom Petty

“You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free”
Tom Petty



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