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People in the News: Rock star Tom Petty 'got unlucky'
Eugene Register-Guard - April 18, 1983

Tom Petty's two sold-out Los Angeles performances were postponed -- including tonight's show -- because the rock singer's voice has given out.

Petty developed laryngitis during a show in Fresno, Calif., last Friday and he was ordered by a doctor not to perform until Tuesday night, forcing postponement of shows Sunday night and tonight at the Universal Amphitheater.

Sunday ticketholders will be able to see Petty and his band, the Heartbreakers, Wednesday night at the Amphitheater, and tickets for tonight's performance will be honored April 25.

The band, whose best known hits include "Breakdown," "Refugee" and the current "You Got Lucky," will perform concerts at the Amphitheater Tuesday and Thursday as scheduled, a spokesman said,