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 (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1976, the band originally comprised Tom Petty (lead singer, guitar), Mike Campbell (lead guitarist), Ron Blair (bass guitar), Stan Lynch (drums), and Benmont Tench (keyboards). In 1981, Blair, weary of the touring lifestyle, departed the band. His replacement, Howie Epstein, stayed with the band for the next two decades. In 1991, Scott Thurston joined the band as a multi-instrumentalist—mostly on rhythm guitar and second keyboards. Blair returned to the Heartbreakers in 2002, the year before Epstein's death. In 1994, Steve Ferrone replaced Lynch on drums. The band is best known for the hit singles "American Girl", "Breakdown", "The Waiting", "Learning to Fly", "Refugee" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance".

The band's music has been characterized as both Southern rock and heartland rock, cited alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, and John Mellencamp as progenitors of that genre that arose in the late 1970s and 1980s. While the heartland rock movement waned in the 1990s, the band remained active and popular, touring regularly until Petty's death in 2017, after which the Heartbreakers disbanded. Their final studio album, Hypnotic Eye, was released in 2014.

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Change The Locks
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Change The Locks
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Listen To Her Heart
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Listen To Her Heart
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Luna
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Luna
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Free Fallin'
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Free Fallin'
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Runnin' Down a Dream
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Runnin' Down a Dream
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The Waiting
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The Waiting
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Learning To Fly
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Learning To Fly
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Refugee
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Refugee
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American Girl
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American Girl
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Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll
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Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll
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Handle With Care
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Handle With Care
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I Won't Back Down
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I Won't Back Down
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Don't Do Me Like That
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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
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I Need To Know
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I Need To Know
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You're Gonna Get It (Vintage American Bandstand)
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You're Gonna Get It (Vintage American Bandstand)
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I Fought The Law (Vintage American Bandstand)
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I Fought The Law (Vintage American Bandstand)
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Don't Bring Me Down (Vintage American Bandstand)
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Don't Bring Me Down (Vintage American Bandstand)
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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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Breakdown (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Breakdown (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Refugee (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Refugee (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Stories We Could Tell - Oxford Polytechnic 1980
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Stories We Could Tell - Oxford Polytechnic 1980
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Luna - Oxford Polytechnic 1980
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Luna - Oxford Polytechnic 1980
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I Need To Know (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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I Need To Know (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Here Comes My Girl (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Here Comes My Girl (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) (Rock Goes To College, Oxford Polytechnic, 1980)
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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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Angel Dream
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Angel Dream
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Dreamville
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Dreamville
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