Musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, Thomas Earl Petty was born October 20, 1950. 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 and Mudcrutch. He has recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which remain heavily played on classic rock radio. His music has been classified as rock and roll, heartland rock and even stoner rock. His music, and notably his hits, have become popular among younger generations as he continues to host sold-out shows. Throughout his career, Petty has sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
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