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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 a prankster modified one of Mike Campbell's effect pedals to yell "GO GATORS"?

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

...that the HeartbreakersĀ once dumped Chinese food all over their luggage?

Random Quote

"I've changed my mind about a lot of things. I used to say 'Fuck the whales', but now I think we ought to save them too. Why not?"

- Tom Petty