Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
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1976
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Biography (Wikipedia)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards. The band has largely maintained this lineup, with a few exceptions. In 1981, Blair, who was tired of the touring lifestyle, left the band. Blair's replacement, Howie Epstein, was with the band for the next twenty years. Blair returned to the Heartbreakers in 2002, the year before Epstein's death. In 1994, Steve Ferrone replaced Lynch.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were on the forefront of the heartland rock movement, alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger, which arose in the late 1970s and 1980s. The genre eschews the synthesizer-based music and fashion elements being popularized in the 1980s, such as synthpop and New Romanticism in favor of a straightforward classic rock sound and lyrics based on relatable, blue collar issues. Petty and the Heartbreakers are known for hit singles such as "American Girl", "Breakdown", "The Waiting", "Learning to Fly", "Refugee" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance". While the heartland rock movement fizzled in the 1990s, the band remained active and popular. They still tour regularly and continue to record albums. Their most recent, Hypnotic Eye, was released on July 25, 2014. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.

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I Won't Back Down
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I Won't Back Down
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Free Fallin'
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Free Fallin'
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Come On Down To My House
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Come On Down To My House
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Learning To Fly
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Learning To Fly
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American Girl
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American Girl
Stevie Nicks
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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Runnin' Down a Dream
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Runnin' Down a Dream
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Into The Great Wide Open
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Into The Great Wide Open
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Dreamville
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Dreamville
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Shadow People
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Shadow People
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Here Comes My Girl
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Here Comes My Girl
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Something Good Coming
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Something Good Coming
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Don't Do Me Like That
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The Last DJ
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The Last DJ
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The Last DJ
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The Last DJ
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Refugee
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Refugee
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I Need To Know
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I Need To Know
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Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll
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Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll
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American Girl
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American Girl
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Born To Be Wild
Born To Be Wild

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