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 Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Original Name Thomas Earl
Birth
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Death 2 Oct 2017 (aged 66)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 183916674 · View Source
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Rock Musician. He was the singer, guitarist and chief songwriter of the highly successful and popular rock group “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”, as well as a member of the all-star group rock group “The Traveling Wilburys”. He and his band debuted their first self-titled record in 1976, and over the next four decades would go on to chart with several hit rock songs, including "American Girl", "Free Fallin'", "Breakdown", "Listen to Her Heart" and more. Tom Petty released 13 albums with the Heartbreakers, among them 'Damn The Torpedos' (1979), 'Hard Promises' (1981), 'Long After Dark' (1982), 'Into the Great Wide Open' (1991), 'Echo' (1999) and 'Hypnotic Eye' (2014), as well as three solo albums- 'Full Moon Fever' (1989), 'Wildflowers' (1994) and 'Highway Companion' (2006). In the 1980s he was part of supergroup the Traveling Wilburys with rock music icons Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. He won three Grammy Awards out of 18 nominations, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bulldog Fan
  • Added: 2 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 183916674
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Petty (20 Oct 1950–2 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 183916674, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.