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Tom Petty

American musician

Tom Petty

American musician
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birthday
20th
October, 1950
Death
2nd
October, 2017
Birth Place
Gainesville, Florida
Birth Sign
libra
Biography

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch, and was also a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys.
Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist. His hit singles with the Heartbreakers include “Don’t Do Me Like That” (1979), “Refugee” (1980), “The Waiting” (1981), “Don’t Come Around Here No More” (1985) and “Learning to Fly” (1991). Petty’s hit singles as a solo act include “I Won’t Back Down” (1989), “Free Fallin'” (1989), and “You Don’t Know How It Feels” (1994). In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Petty died of an accidental drug overdose on October 2, 2017, one week after the end of the Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour.

cause of death

Accidental drug overdose

instruments played
bass
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Mudcrutch Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Traveling Wilburys George Harrison Bob Dylan Stevie Nicks Jeff Lynne Roy Orbison

Children

2

Genres

Heartland rock roots rock country rock blues rock rock and roll Southern rock

Labels

Shelter Backstreet MCA Warner Bros. American Reprise

Occupation

Singer songwriter musician record producer actor

Other Names

Charlie T. Wilbury Jr. Muddy Wilbury

Spouses

Jane Benyo (m. 1974; div. 1996) Dana York (m. 2001)

Website
Years Active

1967 2017

Name

Tom Petty

Nationality

United States of America

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