11 January 2012

Artist Spotlight: Tom Petty

Tom Petty is one of my favorite classic rock singers. He is the lead singer in the band Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (who'da thunk it). He has a very distinctive voice that, once you hear it, you can recognize almost anywhere. I'm fairly certain he's one of the first classic rock artists that I loved, excepting the Beatles, of course. He can look a little scary at times, though.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers started in 1976 and have been together ever since, even releasing a new album in 2010. They are known for songs like Free Fallin' and Mary Jane's Last Dance.

In the late 80s and early 90s, Tom Petty was part of a side group called The Traveling Wilburys, which also included Bob Dylan and George Harrison, among other stars.

In 1991, Tom Petty released the song Into the Great Wide Open, which starred Johnny Depp in the music video. This particular version cuts off a bit short, but it was clearer than the other. 
If you want to see the full version in lesser quality, click here

Here are some of my favorite Tom Petty songs.

Check out his website.


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