Tom Petty

Tom Petty
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by Tom Petty

Biography

Petty (Thomas Earl Petty, 20 October 1950, Gainesville, Florida, USA; guitar) and his formidible band the Heartbreakers were one of the most exciting bands to emerge from America out of the mid-70s, and marked a return to the virtues of classic rock ‘n’ roll on a rock scene dominated by heavy metal and progressive bands. They continued to enjoy commercial success in the 80s, thanks in no small part to a series of stunning videos that found popularity on the emerging MTV music channel. Read more

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classic rock
rock
singer-songwriter
80s
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