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Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He was best known as the lead vocalist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but was also known as a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys (under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury) and Mudcrutch.

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 has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Petty suffered cardiac arrest early in the morning of October 2, 2017, and died later that night at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.

 

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Top Rated Albums

Full Moon Fever
Studio Album - 1989

 

Anthology: Through the Years
Compilation - 2000

 

Damn the Torpedoes
Studio Album - 1979

 

Hard Promises
Studio Album - 1981

 

Greatest Hits
Compilation - 1993

 

Kiss My Amps Live
Live Album - 2011

 

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Studio Album - 1976

 

Southern Accents
Studio Album - 1985

 

Echo
Studio Album - 1999

 

Playback
Other - 1995

 

Hypnotic Eye
Studio Album - 2014

 

Long After Dark
Studio Album - 1982

 

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Birth Name

Thomas Earl Petty

Instruments

Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica, drums

Origin

United States

Years active

1969–2017

Genre

Date Born

Friday, October 20, 1950

City Born

Gainesville, Florida, US

Date Died

Monday, October 2, 2017

City Died

Santa Monica, California, US

Age

66 (at time of death)

Born 67 years ago.

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