A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers show could reach the two-hour mark and not make it through all of his hits and memorable album cuts, or explore every nook of his career. And he was writing classic songs right up to the end. The Heartbreakers rarely play it live, but they performed it in concert in , dedicating the song to Band drummer Levon Helm, who had died the morning of the show.
Ask your average wannabe rock star whose career they'd most want to trade with, and they'll say Tom Petty. If they're smart, anyway. Rather, his was a career you could take home to Mom: Relatively void of dizzying highs or petrifying lows, but dependable and rock-solid, liked and respected by nearly all and vilified by precious few. Petty died on Monday Oct. Petty released 10 albums between and and all of them were at least certified gold; his most recent, 's Hypnotic Eye , was the first Billboard topper of his career. He came up on '70s FM but still thrived in the '80s and '90s on MTV; he sold out arena shows until the day he died. OK, until 11 days before the day he died. Still pretty good.
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Tom Petty , who died on Monday, was one of the quintessential American rock stars of the late 20th century. The remarkable streak of hit singles he wrote and recorded between and — mostly with his band, the Heartbreakers, but at times on his own or in collaboration with other artists — guaranteed that anyone who listened to the radio or turned on a television in those years knows at least a few of his songs by heart. But the accessibility of Mr. Here are 14 tracks that give a sense of the breadth of his catalog. The music is pure bar-band boogie, reflecting his journeyman years in Gainesville, Fla. Petty was doing much the same thing from well within the mainstream. In one of his most devilishly effective lead vocal performances, he made a needling sense of resentment sound like the most liberating thing in the world.
The following is a table of songs recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about songs Petty recorded with the Heartbreakers. For songs he recorded as a solo artist, see List of songs recorded by Tom Petty. Retrieved January 11, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The Live Anthology Mojo Tour