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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.

Please use the drop down menus or search box to explore the archives. To learn more, visit About Us where you can read our story and contact us.

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We hope you will share your love of the Heartbreakers and refer your friends to The Petty Archives.

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Thank you!

Did You Know...

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

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

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

Random Quote

"For too long the kids have had to listen to rock music handed down to them by their older brothers and sisters. They've never had any rock and roll bands they could call their own."

- Tom Petty