Thomas Earl Petty , says Tom Petty , is an American rock singer and guitarist, born October 20, 1950 in Gainesville, Florida and died October 2, 2017 in Malibu ( California) >>>.
Tom Petty is the leader and composer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, an American rock band whose best-known song is their hit of the late 1970s, Breakdown. Petty and his band start playing in Florida, their home state, but in the 1970s, they leave to record in Los Angeles. Their first album, in 1976, which includes the Breakdown and American Girl titles, first received a very warm welcome in the United Kingdom. At the exit of the second, You're Gonna Get It, in 1978, the first settles in the American rankings of the best sales. Then, the success of Damn the Torpedoes, in 1979, propels them directly from the circuit of the nightclubs to rooms of national importance. In the late 1980s, Tom Petty began a solo career. The album Full Moon Fever, in 1989, which includes the now classic I will not back down, is at the top of sales that year. At the same time, he worked with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne on The Traveling Wilburys.
In 1996, Tom Petty participated as a musician in the album Johnny Cash's American II: Unchained, album featuring Tom Petty's Southern accents in a version taken over by Johnny Cash. In 2000, it will resume the title I will not back down in an acoustic version to which Petty adds his voice on the chorus and that can be found on the album American III: Solitary Man. Other notable successes for Petty, entered in 2002 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose opening speech was made by Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers, include Do not Do Me Like That, Do not Come Around Here No More, Into the Great Wide Open, Free Falling and Learning to fly.
On June 15, 2010 released the album Mojo, followed by a tour that brings him back to Europe, including in Paris (for the first time in 20 years) for a concert at the Grand Rex on June 29, 2011>.