Knowledge Identifier: +Tom_Petty
Born in 1950.
Countries: United States (67%), United Kingdom (16%), (8%)
Linked to: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Grateful Dead, American Broadcasting Company, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Mr. Tambourine Man - Since the 1960s, The Byrds' jangly, folk rock sound has continued to influence popular music up to the present day, with authors Chris Smith, Johnny Rogan, Mark Deming and Stephen Thomas Erlewine all noting the band's influence on such acts as Big Star, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, R.E.M., The Long Ryders, The Smiths, The Bangles, The Stone Roses, Teenage Fanclub, and The La's
In the summer of 1961, his uncle was working on the set of Presley's film "Follow That Dream" in nearby Ocala, Florida, and invited Petty to come down and watch the shoot
Finn Taylor - The film is recognizable for its soundtrack of pop music from the 1970s and 1980s, including Modern English, Soft Cell, The Turtles, and Tom Petty
From 1976-1982, his main instrument was a sunburst 1964 Fender Stratocaster
Freddy Moore - The Kats signed a recording contract with Infinity Records in 1979, and recorded an album with Tom Petty's production team
He is the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch
In 1985, the band participated in Live Aid, playing four songs at Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Stadium
Bob Dylan - In 1986 and 1987, Dylan toured extensively with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, sharing vocals with Petty on several songs each night
Bob Dylan - Dylan co-founded the band with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, and in the fall of 1988 their multi-platinum "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1" reached number three on the US album chart, featuring songs that were described as Dylan's most accessible compositions in years
Gene Clark - A period of abstinence and recovery followed until Tom Petty's cover of "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" on his 1989 album "Full Moon Fever" yielded a huge amount of royalty money to Clark who quickly reverted to drug and alcohol abuse
George Harrison - Early in 1989, Harrison, Lynne and Starr all appeared in the music video for Tom Petty's song "I Won't Back Down", although Starr did not actually play on the track; Harrison played acoustic guitar
Jeff Lynne - In 1989, Lynne co-produced "Full Moon Fever" by Tom Petty, which included the hit singles "Free Fallin'", "I Won't Back Down", and "Runnin' Down a Dream", all co-written by Lynne
Jeff Lynne - In 1991, Lynne returned to the studio with Petty, co-writing and producing the album "Into the Great Wide Open" for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which featured the singles "Learning to Fly" and "Into the Great Wide Open"
Arizona Dream - Music video for the 1991 Tom Petty song, "Into the Great Wide Open", was shot during the filming of the movie
Steve Cropper - In 1992, Booker T. & the M.G.'s were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Cropper appeared with a new line-up of the group for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary concert, on October 1992 at Madison Square Garden, performing songs by and backing Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Johnny_Cash, Chrissie Hynde, Sinéad O'Connor, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young
Stevie Nicks - In 1995, Nicks was reunited with Lindsey Buckingham and contributed the duet "Twisted" to the "Twister" movie soundtrack, while in 1996 the Sheryl Crow penned "Somebody Stand By Me" featured on the "Boys on the Side" soundtrack, and Nicks remade Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" for Fox's TV hit "Party of Five"
Rod Stewart - In 1995, Stewart released "A Spanner in the Works" containing a single written by Tom Petty "Leave Virginia Alone", which reached the Top 10 of the adult contemporary charts
Petty appeared in the 1997 movie "The Postman", directed by and starring Kevin Costner, as The Bridge City Mayor
In 2002, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
In 2006, the American Broadcasting Company hired Petty to do the music for its National Basketball Association playoffs coverage
Stevie Nicks - In 2006, Nicks performed with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for the first leg of their tour in the summer, and later in the year returned as a guest performer for a number of songs on the tour celebrating Petty's 30th anniversary since his debut album
Eddie Vedder - In the months of June and July 2006, Vedder made live performances jamming with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, singing on many tracks, including lead vocals on "The Waiting" and backing vocals on "American Girl"
During the summer of 2007, Petty reunited with his old bandmates Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh along with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench & Mike Campbell to reform his pre-Heartbreakers band Mudcrutch
In 2008, Petty made a guest appearance as himself in the season 2 finale of the Comedy Central show" Lil Bush"
Marshall Drew - Drew released "A Million Different Shades", his debut independent album, in 2009 to generally positive reviews, receiving comparisons to Springsteen, Dylan and Tom Petty and earning praise for its lyrics and musical hooks
Taylor Swift - Swift released a cover of Tom Petty's "American Girl" through Rhapsody in June 2009 and continues to make her stage entrance to Petty's recording of the song
In 2010, Petty made a five-second cameo appearance with comedian Andy Samberg in a musical video titled "Great Day" featured on the bonus DVD as part of Lonely Island's new album "Turtleneck & Chain"
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - On November 26, 2010 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers released a special edition "://www
Sam Smith (singer) - In 2015, it came to light that singer Tom Petty, noting similarities between "Stay With Me" and his 1989 hit song "I Won't Back Down", had negotiated an out-of-court settlement with Smith in October 2014
Freedom Fry - A French language cover of Mary Jane's Last Dance by Tom Petty was released in March 2017 with an accompanying video
Stevie Nicks - She later performed "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" with Petty as part of the Heartbreakers' set, in what would turn out to be their final performance of the song together before Tom Petty's death in October 2017