Tom Petty

Tom Petty



Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Petty served as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.[1] In 2001, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died, aged 66, of cardiac arrest on October 2, 2017.[2][3]



Traveling Wilburys
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Full Moon Fever
Full Moon Fever is the debut solo studio album by Tom Petty, released on April 24, 1989 by MCA Records.
The Postman
The Postman is a 1997 American epic post-apocalyptic adventure film.

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Tom Petty, Chester Bennington + Chris Cornell Top Google’s 2017 ‘Year in Search’ List
  –  December 14, 2017
Tom Petty ... the music world and pop culture landscape at large. Chris Cornell died May 18 at the age of 52 following Soundgarden's performance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. He died by suicide, having hung himself in his hotel room. The grunge singer ...
Local bands join forces for a Night of Tom Petty
  –  December 1, 2017
“a major Tom Petty freak,” to add a singer/songwriter dimension to the lineup. Gold was among the artists who performed at a sold-out celebration of Petty’s music at the Majestic Theatre in Madison last weekend. He’ll open the night with acoustic song
Tom Petty Song Sales Spike More Than 6,000% in Wake of Rocker’s Death
  –  October 4, 2017
Tom Petty’s death on Oct. 2 saw sales of his songs spike 6,216%, according to data analysis company BuzzAngle Music. On average, the four days prior saw Petty’s catalog move 950 tracks. In the 24 hours after news emerged that the singer had suffered a ...
Hollywood, music world pays tribute to legendary musician Tom Petty
  –  October 3, 2017
Legendary musician and The Heartbreakers front-man Tom Petty passed away at the age of 66 after suffering cardiac arrest. Hollywood and Music world expressed shock and grief over the news, paying tribute to the rock legend on social media. Singer John ...
John Mayer, Bob Dylan, Coldplay lead celebrities mourning singer Tom Petty’s death
  –  October 3, 2017
... followed the massacre by a crazed gunman at a Las Vegas music festival. American singer John Mayer, who had covered Petty’s song Free Fallin’, wrote on Twitter: “I loved Tom Petty and I covered his songs because I wanted know what it felt like to ...
Tributes pour in for Tom Petty after singer dies aged 66
  –  October 3, 2017
Tributes from some of the world’s biggest music ... fans of Tom Petty, of which I'm one. Meanwhile Coldplay performed their own rendition of Free Fallin’ on stage in the US alongside former R.E.M guitarist Peter Buck in tribute to the singer-songwriter ...
Tom Petty dead or alive? Musician's death confirmed hours after confusion; Heartbroken celebs mourn the loss
  –  October 3, 2017
After confusion about his health condition, Tom Petty's family has officially confirmed that the singer is dead. The manager of Tom ... Thank you for your beautiful music and inspiration." Bryan Adams said, "RIP Tom Petty. Thanks for all the great rockin ...
Rock legend Tom Petty dies after suffering heart attack at home
  –  October 3, 2017
The music legend, best known for hits such as "Free Fallin ... Paul McCartney tweeted that he was "sending love" to the late singer's family. Sending love to Tom Petty and his family at this difficult time. "I'm shocked and saddened by the news of ...
Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, more music royalty react to Tom Petty's death
  –  October 3, 2017
Mick Jagger and Peter Gabriel are among the latest musicians to honor the late Heartbreakers singer. “So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great music. Thoughts are with his family,” Jagger shared on Twitter. So sad about Tom Petty, he made some great ...
Tom Petty, Heartbreakers frontman who sang 'Breakdown,' 'Free Fallin' and other hits, dies at 66
  –  October 3, 2017
Tom Petty was that rare classic rocker who didn’t turn into a nostalgia act. As a singer, songwriter ... inevitably selling out stadiums around the world no matter what kind of music was atop the pop charts at the time. The band was on the road over ...
Tom Petty dead at 66 after going into cardiac arrest
  –  October 3, 2017
Tom Petty, the musical legend behind some of rock's greatest hits, died Monday after going into cardiac arrest. He was 66. The “Free Fallin’” singer was taken to UCLA ... man with a violent drunk streak. Music, Petty told Men's Journal in 2014 ...
Tom Petty dead: Family confirms death of legendary rock star aged 66
  –  October 2, 2017
Legendary artist Tom Petty has died aged 66, his family has confirmed. Confusion surrounded the singer over conflicting reports of ... Presley in the Fifties saw him gain an interest in rock music. Aged 17, he dropped out of school to play in a band ...
Rock Legend Tom Petty 'Clinging to Life' After Massive Cardiac Arrest at Age 66: Report
  –  October 2, 2017
Tom Petty is “clinging to life” after suffering a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday night, according to reports from TMZ. It was initially reported by CBS News on Monday afternoon that the 66-year-old singer had ... outlet that the music legend was ...
Tom Petty, Legendary Heartbreakers Singer, Reportedly On Life Support
  –  October 2, 2017
Editor's Note: MTV News originally published Tom Petty's obituary on Monday (October 2) citing a report of the singer's death that was later clarified ... Petty dropped out of high school at 17 and dove into music, arriving properly on the music scene ...


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