Tom Petty

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Legal name: Thomas Earl Petty

Also performs as: Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr., Muddy Wilbury


Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but is 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 his early band Mudcrutch.

Petty has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain 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 has become popular among younger generations. Throughout his career, Petty has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Full Moon Fever 12
1994 Wildflowers 3.5 6
2006 Highway Companion 7

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2015 Transmission Impossible 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
Soundstage Presents Live in Concert 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Free Fallin' 4 1
1989 I Won't Back Down 1
1994 You Don't Know How It Feels 1
2015 Somewhere Under Heaven 1

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
Hamburg 1999 1 1
Walls 1
You Wreck Me 1

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