Birth Name: Thomas Earl Petty
Birth Place: Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Years Active: 1976 – present
Genres: Rock, Heartland Rock, Southern Rock
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. Shortly after forming his musical aspirations, Petty started a band known as the Epics, later to evolve into Mudcrutch. After Mudcrutch split up, Petty reluctantly agreed to pursue a solo career. Along with former Mudcrutch members Mike Campbell and Benmont Trench, Petty formed a backing band known as the Heartbreakers. They released their first self-titled...
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