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, stayed with the band for the next twenty years. Scott Thurston joined the band as a multi-instrumentalist, mostly rhythm guitar and second keyboards, in 1991. 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 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.

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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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Even The Losers
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Even The Losers
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Learning To Fly
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Learning To Fly
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I Won't Back Down
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I Won't Back Down
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The Last DJ
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The Last DJ
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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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American Girl
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American Girl
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Free Fallin'
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Free Fallin'
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Christmas All Over Again
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Christmas All Over Again
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Luna
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Luna
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The Waiting
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The Waiting
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I Won’t Back Down
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I Won’t Back Down
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Don't Come Around Here No More
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Don't Come Around Here No More
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American Girl (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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American Girl (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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American
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American
Blair, Ron, Campbell, Mike, Lynch, Stan, Petty, Petty, Tench, Belmont & Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Louisiana Rain
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Louisiana Rain
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Century City
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Century City
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