Name : Tom Petty
Real Name : Tom Petty
Instrument : Vocals, Songwriter
Band : Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Travelling Wilburys, Solo
Anthem : I Won't Back Down, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around, Breakdown, Refugee
Place of Birth : Gainsville, Florida
Status : Alive
Dates : October 20, 1953 -
Tom Petty formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1976, after acheiveing local success with Mudcrunch. The band was initially successful in Britain and was heavily influenced by the Byrds, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. He After releaseing many successful albums and singles in the US, he joined friends Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison in 1988 to form The Travelling Wilburys. He released his first solo album in 1989 and in 1996 reunited with the Heartbreakers. His career has spanned three decades and has given us hits such as "Free Fallin", "Learning to Fly", and "Into the Great Wide Open". Tom is known for fighting hard to define his rights as an artist against record labels and in copyright law.
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