Items filtered by date: November 2014

Thanks For The Memory Adria!

In 2002, tompetty.com was redesigned by Tom's daughter, Adria.  Gone was The Vox Lounge and Adria built a beautiful website for her Dad, which was launched with the release of The Last DJ.  

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Tom Petty Rocks and Reverb

One thing I learned early as a musician is that you can't get that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers sound when you play crap. You have to play great instruments to get that great sound.

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Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

“We’ve gotta thank our audience,” Tom Petty told the crowd in Boise, Idaho on August 5, 2014. “We’ve had quite a long career as far as rock’n’roll bands go. Throughout that long career, and many records, we’ve never been able to get past number two on the charts. So I want to thank you because Hypnotic Eye is now our first #1!”

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Gainesville Pilgrimage

Every true Tom Petty fan knows that Tom was born in Gainesville, FL.  Have you made your pilgrimage yet?  The closest I've been was seeing Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers play a show at The Bayfront Arena in St. Petersburg in 1993.

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We Love You J.L.

In 1980, during the recording of the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album ”Hard Promises“, Petty was looking forward to meeting John Lennon, who was scheduled to be in the same studio at the same time as him.

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