Thomas Earl Petty MP

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Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Gainesville, Alachua, FL, USA
Managed by: Geoffrey Trowbridge
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About Thomas Earl Petty

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. He has also performed under the pseudonyms of Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury.

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, and notably his hits, have become popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold-out shows. Throughout his career, Petty and his collaborators have sold 60 million albums.

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Tom Petty's Timeline

October 20, 1950
Gainesville, Alachua, FL, USA
March 26, 1974
Age 23
Gainesville, Alachua, FL, USA
September 9, 1996
Age 45
June 3, 2001
Age 50