Some Lesser Known Facts About Tom Petty
|Real Name||Thomas Earl Petty|
|Profession||Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
|Eye Color||Light Blue|
|Age (at the time of death)||66 Years|
|Date of Birth||October 20, 1950|
|Birth Place||Gainesville, Florida, U.S.|
|Date of Death||October 2, 2017|
|Place of Death||Santa Monica, California|
|Death Cause||Cardiac Arrest|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Libra|
Brother- Bruce (younger)
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|School||Gainesville High School|
|Singing Debut (Album)||With the Heartbreakers: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1976)
With the Traveling Wilburys: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)
Solo: Full Moon Fever (1989)
|Favorite Singers/Bands||Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Ventures, The Kinks, The Animals|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
Dana York Epperson
|Wife/Spouse(s)||Jane Benyo (m. 1974-1996)
Tom Petty first wife Jane Benyo
Dana York Epperson (m. 2001-his death)
|Marriage Date||June 3, 2001 (with Dana York Epperson)|
|Children|| Son- Dylan (stepson)
Tom Petty with stepson Dylan Petty
Daughters- Adria, Director (elder),
Tom Petty elder daughter Adria (right)
|Net Worth||$100 million|
- Can Tom Petty smoke? : Yes
- Can Tom Petty beverage alcohol? : Yes
- A Enormous fan of The Beatles, Tom Petty’s musical journey Started within this group- Epics, which afterwards came to be called “Mudcrutch”. Although the group was popular everywhere, it failed to make a mark away from the town of Gainesville. ‘Depot Street’ remains possibly their only single to have gained any worldwide recognition.
- In a meeting, Tom demonstrated that before getting a singer-songwriter, he briefly worked as a gravedigger.
- It was none other than Don Felder, the lead guitarist of all The Eagles, who taught Tom that the fundamentals of playing the guitar.
- Back in 1981, he turned into a tussle with his album Firm — MCA Records — above the pricing of the record, titled “Hard Promises.” Reportedly, the business wanted to launch the record in a cost of $9.98; nonetheless, Tom was contrary to the decision and desired it to be published at $8.98. He even threatened to alter the name of this record if his demand was not met. As anticipated, the album tag surrendered and the record was issued in the latter cost.
- Various notable Hollywood stars were a part of this Video songs published by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Even though Johnny Depp was showcased in the movie of the 1991 song “Into the Fantastic Wide Open”, Kim Basinger was observed from the tune “Into the Fantastic Wide Open.” Additionally, the group also composed and recorded the whole soundtrack for Jennifer Anniston’s “She’s the One” (1996).
- Despite enjoying record earnings, he took over 40 years to Reach the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. Better late than not, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Hypnotic Eye” did the job for them at 2014.
- The group even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Tom Petty Hollywood Walk of Fame
- He obtained 12.5 percent Of the royalties out of singer Sam Smith’s tune — Stay With Me — after it had been revealed that the tune was plagiarised from Tom’s “I Won’t Back Down”.
- Throughout his period with all the Traveling Wilbury band, Tom Performed under different point names, viz. Charlie T. Wilbury and Muddy Wilbury.
- Not a Lot of People know that the opening music of this 2006 NBA Playoffs & Finals was written by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
- So Far as his acting career is concerned, Tom is greatest Remembered for his role in a town Mayor from the 1997 movie- Postman.
- He also lent his voice to Luanne Platter’s husband, a Character from the American Sitcom- King of the Hill.