Tom Petty

Heartland rock, Musical Artist

1950 –

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Who is Tom Petty?

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and 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. 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 and his collaborators have sold 60 million albums. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Born
Oct 20, 1950
Gainesville
Also known as
  • Muddy Wilbury
  • Thomas Earl Petty
  • Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Charlie T. Jr.
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Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Gainesville High School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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