Thomas Earl Petty[1] (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) wis an American rock muisicker, sangster, sangwriter, multi-instrumentalist, an record producer. Petty served as the lead sangster o Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Tom Petty
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Petty performin in 2016
BornThomas Earl Petty
20 October 1950(1950-10-20)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Died2 October 2017(2017-10-02) (aged 66)
Santa Monica, Californie, U.S.
Ither names
  • Charlie T. Wilbury Jr.
  • Muddy Wilbury
  • Muisicker
  • sangster
  • sangwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active1970–2017
TeleveesionKing of the Hill (2004–2009)
Hauf-marrae(s)Jane Petty (née Benyo) (m. 1974; div. 1996)
Dana York (m. 2001)
Muisical career
LabelsShelter, Backstreet, MCA, Warner Bros., American, Reprise
Associate actsMudcrutch, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Traveling Wilburys, Stevie Nicks
Notable instruments


  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2006). "Tom Petty - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved April 12, 2008.