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Welcome to The Petty Archives!

We're dedicated to preserving the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Our goal is to compile information so fans can learn more about one of America's most iconic rock bands.

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Did You Know...

...that Tom Petty appeared with Dwight Twilley on a children's television show called Wacko?

...that after leaving the Heartbreakers in the early 1980s, Ron Blair ran a swimwear shop?

...that Tom Petty shortened his name because "Tommy Petty" didn't look right on the record?

Random Quote

"I read the other day that video games are taking 15 billion dollars directly our of the record business. As far as I'm concerned, I'd rather put seven dollars' worth of quarters into a Pac-Man machine than into some dip-shit album."

- Tom Petty