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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 credits Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band as being a big influence on the Heartbreakers' live show?

...that on the 4th of July, 1976, the air conditioning broke down during the recording of "American Girl"?

...that the concrete slab bearing Tom Petty's handprints, intended for a Gainesville Walk of Fame, eventually ended up sitting in a garage?

Random Quote

"Well, I don't usually get too excited about bands but I'm real excited about this one."

- Tom Petty