Facts of Tom Petty
|Birth Date:||October 20, 1950|
|Death Date:||January 19, 2018|
|Full Name:||Tom Petty|
|Birth Place:||Gainesville, Florida, United States|
|Net Worth:||$95 million dollars over the course of his career|
|Height / How tall :||5 feet 9 inches (1.76m)|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, distant Swiss-German)|
|Profession:||Singer, songwriter, and actor|
|Father's Name:||Earl Petty|
|Mother's Name:||Kitty (née Avery)|
|Education:||Gainesville High School|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Gemini|
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I'm not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.
It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music.
Rock 'n' roll is a music that represents truth. Your TV channel has taken the word "rock" and knocked the "roll" off the end. You made rock this umbrella term for everything. That's wrong. Shakira isn't rock. These country artists with fur coats aren't rock - or country. I offered a video to VH1 of my band playing in the studio and they don't want to air it because it had musicians playing in it. They want some babe walking on the beach or whatever.
Relationship Statistics of Tom Petty
|What is Tom Petty marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Single|
|How many children does Tom Petty have ? (name):||Two (Adria, and AnnaKim)|
|Is Tom Petty having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Tom Petty gay ?:||No|
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Tom Petty was married to Jane Benyo from 1974 to 1996. They had two daughters from this marriage, Adria, and AnnaKim. Later, he married Dana York on June 3, 2001. The pair were together until Petty’s death on 2 October 2017.
Who is Tom Petty?
Tom Petty was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Additionally, he was also a multi-instrumentalist and a record producer. After leading the band Mudcrutch for a certain period of time, he became the lead singer of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers which was formed in 1976.
Tom Petty’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education
Petty was born in Gainesville, Florida on October 20, 1950, to Kitty (née Avery), a local tax office worker, and Earl Petty. Additionally, he also had a brother Bruce. He became interested in the world of music since his childhood years and his interest rose even more after he met Elvis Presley, the king of Rock and Roll. Throughout his early life, he became inspired by the music of the Rolling Stones. He was of American nationality. Furthermore, he belonged to a mixed ethnic background of English, some Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, and distant Swiss-German.
Talking about his education, Petty attended Gainesville High School.
Tom Petty’s Career, Salary, Net Worth
Petty initially formed a band known as the Epics. The band later evolved into Mudcrutch. However, the band’s only song ‘Depot Street’ failed to chart. He later formed the Heartbreakers alongside Tench, Ron Blair, and Stan Lynch. The band received widespread acclaim among various fans and critics. After the commercial success of the band’s first album, they soon released their second album titled, ‘You’re Gonna Get It!’. With the Heartbreakers, Petty released 13 albums.
Additionally, Petty released three solo albums namely, ‘Full Moon Fever, ‘Wildflowers’, and ‘Highway Companion’. Similarly, with the Traveling Wilburys, he has released two albums, ‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1’ and ‘Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3’. Furthermore, with Mudcrutch, he relapsed two albums.
Petty received UCLA’s George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in April 1996. Additionally, in 1999, his band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York. In February 2017, he was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year. Petty died on January 19, 2018, from an accidental overdose of prescription pain medication.
Over the course of his career, Petty had an estimated net worth of $95 million.
Tom Petty’s Rumors, Controversy
Petty’s death was subject to numerous controversies due to its nature. Additionally, previous incidents of his drug use were also constant controversies news. He got involved in a dispute with his record label in 2017. Furthermore, his lyrics for several songs were also sometimes termed controversial.
Tom Petty’s Body Measurement
Talking about his body measurement, Petty had a height of 176 cm (5 feet 9 inches). Additionally, his weight was around 67 kg or 148 pounds. Furthermore, his hair color was blonde and his eye color was blue.
Tom Petty’s Social Media
Although Petty is no longer with us, before his death, he was active on numerous social media sites. He currently has over 454.2k followers on his Twitter account. Additionally, the Instagram page of his band ‘tompettyofficial’ has over 317k followers. Similarly, the band’s official Facebook page has more than 3M followers.
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