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Thomas Earl Petty

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Gainesville, Alachua, FL, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Pvt. Earl Petty and Katherine Johey Avery
Husband of <private> York
Ex-husband of <private> Benyo
Father of <private> Petty and <private> Petty
Brother of <private> Petty

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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About Tom 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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October 20, 1950
Gainesville, Alachua, FL, USA