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, record producer, and director of the movie Finding Dory. 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 Artist RatingReleases
1989 Full Moon Fever Tom Petty 12
1994 Wildflowers Tom Petty 3.5 6
2006 Highway Companion Tom Petty 7

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Transmission Impossible Tom Petty 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Duelling Banjos Bob Dylan & Tom Petty 1
1999 Storytellers Tom Petty 1
2002 True Confessions for Carol Bob Dylan & Tom Petty 1
Live USA Bob Dylan & Tom Petty 1
Soundstage Presents Live in Concert Tom Petty 1
True Confessions Bob Dylan & Tom Petty 1


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

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Hamburg 1999 1 Tom Petty 1
Walls Tom Petty 1
You Wreck Me Tom Petty 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Playback Sampler Tom Petty 1

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