TOM PETTY
October 20, 1964 – October 2, 2017 (age 66)
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest

One of the most influential musicians of all-time, Tom Petty got his start playing in the music group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. His music would go on to touch not just radios but countless television shows, movies, and commercials. If you’ve never heard “American Girl,” then for sure you’ve heard his hits “Free Fallin'” or “I Won’t Back Down,” which were actually recorded on his first solo record. Petty would appear in a few films in small roles including “Made In Heaven” and “The Postman” as well as being a reoccuring voice on the animinated series “King Of The Hill.” Though he may be gone, his legacy and his music will live on.


TOM PETTY’S DISCOGRAPHY


STUDIO ALBUMS

BAND ALBUM RELEASE DATE LABEL
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers November 9, 1976 Shelter
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS You’re Gonna Get It! May 2, 1978 Shelter
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Damn The Torpedoes October 19, 1979 Backstreet/MCA
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Hard Promises May 5, 1981 Backstreet/MCA
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Long After Dark November 2, 1982 Backstreet/MCA
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Southern Accents March 26, 1985 MCA
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) April 21, 1987 MCA
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 October 18, 1988 Wilbury Records
SOLO Full Moon Fever April 29, 1989 MCA
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 October 29, 1990 Wilbury Records
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Into The Great Wide Open July 2, 1991 MCA
SOLO Wildflowers November 1, 1994 Warner Bros.
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Songs and Music from “She’s The One” August 6, 1996 Warner Bros.
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Echo April 13, 1999 Warner Bros.
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS The Last DJ October 8, 2002 Warner Bros.
SOLO  Highway Companion July 25, 2006 American Recordings
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS The Traveling Wilburys Collection June 11, 2007 Wilbury Records
MUDCRUTCH Mudcrutch April 29, 2008 Reprise
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Mojo June 15, 2010  Reprise/Warner Bros.
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS Hypnotic Eye July 29, 2014  Reprise/Warner Bros.
MUDCRUTCH 2 May 20, 2016 Reprise

SINGLES

YEAR SINGLE BAND ALBUM
1971 “Up in Mississippi” Mudcrutch Non-album single
1975 “Depot Street” Mudcrutch Non-album single
1977 “Breakdown” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers
1977 “Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers
1977 “American Girl” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers
1977 “Breakdown” (re-release) Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers
1978 “I Need to Know” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers You’re Gonna Get It!
1978 “Listen To Her Heart” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers You’re Gonna Get It!
1979 “Don’t Do Me Like That” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Damn The Torpedoes
1980 “Refugee” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Damn The Torpedoes
1980 “Here Comes My Girl” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Damn The Torpedoes
1981 “The Waiting” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Hard Promises
1981 “A Woman in Love (It’s Not Me)” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Hard Promises
1982 “You Got Lucky” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Long After Dark
1982 “Straight into Darkness” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Long After Dark
1983 “Change Of Heart” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Long After Dark
1985 “Don’t Come Around Here No More” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Southern Accents
1985 “Make It Better (Forget About Me)” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Southern Accents
1985 “Rebels” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Southern Accents
1985 “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Pack Up the Plantation–Live!
1986 “Needles and Pins” (w/ Stevie Nicks) Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Pack Up the Plantation–Live!
1986 “Refugee” (live) Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Pack Up the Plantation–Live!
1987 “Jammin’ Me” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
1987 “Runaway Trains” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
1987 “All Mixed Up” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
1987 “Think About Me” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
1988 “Handle with Care” The Traveling Wilbury Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
1989 “End of the Line” The Traveling Wilbury Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
1989 “I Won’t Back Down” Solo Full Moon Fever
1989 “Runnin’ Down a Dream” Solo Full Moon Fever
1989 “Free Fallin'” Solo Full Moon Fever
1989 “Love Is a Long Road” Solo Full Moon Fever
1989 “I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” Solo Full Moon Fever
1990 “A Face in the Crowd” Solo Full Moon Fever
1990 “Yer So Bad” Solo Full Moon Fever
1990 “Nobody’s Child” The Traveling Wilbury Nobody’s Child: Romanian Angel Appeal
1990 “She’s My Baby” The Traveling Wilbury Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
1991 “Wilbury Twist” The Traveling Wilbury Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
1991 “Learning To Fly” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1991 “Into the Great Wide Open” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1991 “Out in the Cold” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1992 “Too Good to Be True” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1992 “Kings Highway” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1992 “Makin’ Some Noise” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1992 “All or Nothin'” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Into The Great Wide Open
1992 “Peace in L.A.” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Non-album single
1993 “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Greatest Hits
1994 “Something in the Air” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Greatest Hits
1994 “American Girl” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Greatest Hits
1994 “You Don’t Know How It Feels” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Wildflowers
1995 “You Wreck Me” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Wildflowers
1995 “It’s Good to Be King” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Wildflowers
1995 “A Higher Place” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Wildflowers
1996 “Walls” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Songs and Music from “She’s The One”
1996 “Climb That Hill” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Songs and Music from “She’s The One”
1996 “Change the Locks” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Songs and Music from “She’s The One”
1999 “Free Girl Now” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Echo
1999 “Room at the Top” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Echo
1999 “Swingin'” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Echo
1999 “This One’s for Me” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Echo
1999 “Accused of Love” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Echo
2002 “The Last DJ” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers The Last DJ
2002 “Have Love Will Travel” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers The Last DJ
2002 “You and Me” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers The Last DJ
2006 “Saving Grace” Solo Highway Companion
2006 “Flirting with Time” Solo Highway Companion
2006 “Big Weekend” Solo Highway Companion
2008 “Scare Easy” Mudcrutch Mudcrutch
2010 “Good Enough” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Mojo
2010 “I Should Have Known It” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Mojo
2010 “First Flash of Freedom” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Mojo
2010 “Don’t Pull Me Over” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Mojo
2014 “American Dream Plan B” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Hypnotic Eye
2014 “U Get Me High” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Hypnotic Eye
2015 “Somewhere Under Heaven” Tom Petty and the Heartbeakers Non-album single
2015 “Lookin’ for Daddy” Solo SiriusXM Exclusive
2016 “Mystery of Love” Solo SiriusXM Exclusive
2016 “The Woods” Solo SiriusXM Exclusive
2016 “Trailer” Mudcrutch 2
2016 “How Much Do You Need” Mudcrutch SirusXM Exclusive

SOUNDTRACK CONTRIBUTIONS

YEAR SINGLE FILM
1978 “Breakdown” & “American Girl” FM
1981 “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” Taps
1982 “American Girl” Fast Times At Ridgmont High
1984 “Never Be You” Streets Of Fire
1986 “Band of the Hand” Band Of The Hand
1989 “Cheer Down” Lethal Weapon 2
1991 “American Girl” The Silence Of The Lambs
1992 “Christmas All Over Again” Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
1993 “Fallin” Judgment Night
1995 “You Got It” Boys On The Side
1995 “Here Comes My Girl” Mad Love
1996 *Entire Soundtrack* She’s The One
1996 “Christmas All Over Again” Jingle All The Way
1996 “Free Fallin'” Jerry Maguire
1997 “American Girl” Trojan War
1997 “California Blue” Gypsy Magic
2001 “American Girl” Sugar & Spice
2002 “Breakdown” Cherish
2002 “Here Comes My Girl” True Dreams
2002 “You Don’t Know How It Feels” Mr. Deeds
2004 “You and Me” Ladder 49
2005 “Jack,” “Learning to Fly,” “Square One,” & “It’ll All Work Out” Elizabethtown
2006 “You Got It” Sleeping Dogs Lie
2006 “I Won’t Back Down” Barnyard
2008 “I Won’t Back Down” Recount
2008 “Don’t Do Me Like That” My Best Friend’s Girl
2008 “Christmas All Over Again” Four Christmases
2009 “Free Fallin'” Marie Brand – The Night of Retribution
2009 “Don’t Do Me Like That” It’s Complicated
2011 “Honey Bee” Foo Fighters: Back And Forth
2011 “Runnin’ Down a Dream”, “Walls, No. 3”, “Listen To Her Heart” Larry Crowne
2011 “Don’t Come Around Here No More” We Bought A Zoo
2012 “American Girl” That’s My Boy
2015 “American Girl” Hot Pursuit
2015 “Somewhere Under Heaven” Entourage
2015 “American Girl” Ricki and the Flash
2016 “You Got It” Nerve
2016 “I Won’t Back Down” Wayward Pines – Episode: “Bedtime Story”
2016 “Trailer” & “Sweet William” Roadies (2 eps)
2016 “Stay with Me” Sing
2017 “Even the Losers” Billions – Episode: “Golden Frog Time”
2017 “Kings Highway” Cars 3

TOM PETTY’S FILMOGRAPHY


1987 Made In Heaven
Stanky
1997 The Postman
Bridge City Mayor

TOM PETTY’S TELEVISION APPEARANCES


1998 The Larry Sanders Show
Tom Petty Episode: “The Flip”
2002 The Simpsons
Tom Petty (voice) Episode: “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation”
2004-2009 King Of The Hill
Elroy “Lucky” Kleinschmidt (voice) Reoccuring Role; 28 Episodes

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