Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is a superb American rock band that originated from the city of Gainesville within the US state of Florida . This band plays rock, blues rock and heartland rock. It has been active in the world of music since 1976 and is today one of the best known bands in the American rock scene particularly in the heartland rock and blues rock scene. From 1976 to date, this amazing American rock act has been entertaining thousands live through Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tickets and has been signed onto several record labels including Warner Records, MCA Records, Shelter Records and Backstreet Records. This band has also been associated with many other acts in the music industry including Mudcrutch, Traveling Wilburys, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Johnny Cash, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Dave Grohl. This is a list that contains the greatest stars the world of rock has ever seen.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
today consists of Tom Petty (guitar and vocals), Benmont Tench (piano, organ, harmonium and vocals), Mike Campbell (lead guitar), Scott Thurston (rhythm guitar, harmonica, backing vocals and synthesizers), Ron Blair (bass and vocals) and Steve Ferrone (drums). Each of these artists is famous in his own way and as part of this band, all have far surpassed rock stardom by being behind some of the most sensational rock albums and live performances that sweep rock fans off their feet and make headlines followed by rave reviews by the media all over. This is a band known world over for songs such as American Girl, The Waiting, Breakdown, Learning to Fly, Mary Jane's Last Dance and Refugee . Despite debuting in the seventies, this band still continues to tour all over America and many other parts of the world as well as release new albums that experiment with music and blend in rock with unique sounds. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
, led by Tom Petty, is a band that is also widespoken when it comes to activism. Each of the members of the band has also released his own albums and worked in other projects. Tom Petty, for example, has released many solo albums out of which his best is regarded as Full Moon Fever released in 1989. Tom Petty alongwith two other members, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench also released music as Mudcrutch. As of 2010, the band went on tour following the release of their 2010 studio album, Mojo , and in promotion of the album. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
started off as Mudcrutch alongside two other members of the band. 1974 saw this band signed onto Shelter Records and move to the city of Los Angeles in California . The band then changed its name and released its first self-titled album which became popular in the UK with hit singles such as Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll ranking at the top of the Top of the Pops charts. Other hit singles that became highly successful in the US include American Girl and Breakdown . Amazingly, the band first became a massive hit in the UK where it spread like a storm and then became a hit in the US . 1978 saw the band released their next album, You’re Gonna Get It! which was the first album by the certified as gold and which included the hit singles Listen To Her Heart and I Need to Know.
1979 saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
released the album Damn the Torpedoes , an album that became platinum certified rapidly and consisted of the hit singles Refugee and Don’t Do Me Like That , a top ten single. In 1981, the band released Hard Promises , an album that also went platinum and became a top ten hit on the charts.
Today, the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
is a band that has been awarded with some of the greatest honors in the music industry. This band has its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has won many Grammy Awards, Billboard Awards including the coveted Billboard Century Award. It has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is today regarded as one of the Best Selling Music Artists in the US , a feat that surely makes any rock fan want to see them live through Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers tickets.
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