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

...that the U.S. District Court ordered tire company B.F. Goodrich to stop using a song that closely resembled "Mary's New Car"?