The Petty Archives

Welcome to The Petty Archives

With over 1,000 pages of content covering 50+ years, we're the most comprehensive archive of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in the known universe.

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Did You Know...

...that a teenaged Tom Petty got put on probation for stealing hood ornaments?

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

...that Tom Petty accidentally smashed a Flying V guitar on a lighting rig?

Random Quote

"He always used to say, 'I want to be a rock star.' And I would say, 'Shut up, Tom. You should be a dentist.'"

- Ted Geltner, Gainesville Sun