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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 Mike Campbell was invited to play guitar on the Traveling Wilburys' "Handle With Care"?

...that Bob Dylan and Tom Petty once showed up to a press conference wearing ridiculous make-up?

...that a scammer bilked $450,000 from investors and artists by impersonating Stan Lynch?

Random Quote

"I like those old cheap rock songs. I really do, as much as I like 'Born to Run,' you know, but I just had this theory that if it's a good song, whatever that is, it will endure. I think any songwriter that stands up and plays the guitar and really thinks that he's changing the world and singing to millions needs a tomato in the face."

- Tom Petty