Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - I Won't Back Down

Artist

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (20 October 1950 - 2 October 2017) was an American musician, singer, composer and songwriter best known for fronting Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Apart from the band, he released three solo albums: "Full Moon Fever" (1989), "Wildflowers" (1994) and "Highway Companion" (2006). After working with his early bands The Sundowners, The Epics, and Mudcrutch (which also included future Heartbreakers members Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench) he began his recording career with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers when the band broke onto the national music scene with their 1976 self-titled debut album. Still, it took America a full year to catch up to the album. "Breakdown" was re-released to radio and became a Top 40 hit in 1977 after word filtered back the band was creating a firestorm in England. He was also a member of The Traveling Wilburys, along with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison. Petty and the Heartbreakers also toured as a backing band for Bob Dylan. Petty is a vocal critic of the modern recording industry, including the disintegration of independent radio stations. Petty has been supported by his band, The Heartbreakers, for the majority of his career. He has occasionally released solo work, as is the case with his 2006 effort, Highway Companion, on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself. Examples of other solo albums include Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers Petty died on 2 October 2017 following a cardiac episode earlier that day at his home in Malibu, California. Although some media outlets incorrectly reported his death following an erroneous police report, his death was confirmed later that day by his publicist and manager. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Mudcrutch

Mudcrutch

Traveling Wilburys

Traveling Wilburys

John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Artist's Top Tracks

Free Fallin'

Free Fallin'

I Won't Back Down

I Won't Back Down

Runnin' Down A Dream

Runnin' Down A Dream

You Don't Know How It Feels

You Don't Know How It Feels

Yer So Bad

Yer So Bad

Learning To Fly

Learning To Fly

A Face In The Crowd

A Face In The Crowd

Love Is A Long Road

Love Is A Long Road

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Alright For Now

Alright For Now

The Apartment Song

The Apartment Song

Depending On You

Depending On You

Zombie Zoo

Zombie Zoo

Feel A Whole Lot Better

Feel A Whole Lot Better

You Wreck Me

You Wreck Me

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Time To Move On

Time To Move On

It's Good to Be King

It's Good to Be King

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

Square One

Square One

American Girl

American Girl

Refugee

Refugee

Breakdown

Breakdown

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Into The Great Wide Open

Into The Great Wide Open

Only a Broken Heart

Only a Broken Heart

Crawling Back to You

Crawling Back to You

Don't Do Me Like That

Don't Do Me Like That

To Find a Friend

To Find a Friend

Last Dance With Mary Jane

Last Dance With Mary Jane

Don't Fade on Me

Don't Fade on Me

Cabin Down Below

Cabin Down Below

Hard on Me

Hard on Me

A Higher Place

A Higher Place

Down South

Down South

Flirting With Time

Flirting With Time

A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own

A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own

Wake Up Time

Wake Up Time

Don't Come Around Here No More

Don't Come Around Here No More

Jack

Jack

House in the Woods

House in the Woods

Running Down a Dream

Running Down a Dream

Turn This Car Around

Turn This Car Around

Big Weekend

Big Weekend

Christmas All Over Again

Christmas All Over Again

Wont Back Down

Wont Back Down

This Old Town

This Old Town

Damaged By Love

Damaged By Love

Night Driver

Night Driver

Ankle Deep

Ankle Deep

Artist's Albums

Full Moon Fever

Full Moon Fever

Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Highway Companion

Highway Companion

Anthology: Through The Years

Anthology: Through The Years

Playback

Playback

Into the Great Wide Open

Into the Great Wide Open

The Live Anthology

The Live Anthology

Damn the Torpedoes

Damn the Torpedoes

Particular Ones

Particular Ones

Echo

Echo

The Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

The Rolling Stone Magazines 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time

Highway Companion (U.S. Version)

Highway Companion (U.S. Version)

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The Last DJ

The Last DJ

Songs And Music From The Motion Picture She's The One

Songs And Music From The Motion Picture She's The One

Hard Promises

Hard Promises

Somewhere Under Heaven

Somewhere Under Heaven

Southern Accents

Southern Accents

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Long After Dark

Long After Dark

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Greatest Hits

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Greatest Hits

Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown

Tom Petty's Greatest Hits

Tom Petty's Greatest Hits

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Volume 8: 2004-2005

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Volume 8: 2004-2005

Storytellers

Storytellers

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

GTA SA Radio K-DST

GTA SA Radio K-DST

Greatest Hits [1993]

Greatest Hits [1993]

Mojo

Mojo

Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Mary Jane's Last Dance

Elizabethtown Soundtrack

Elizabethtown Soundtrack

A Very Special Christmas Playlist Plus

A Very Special Christmas Playlist Plus

Elizabethtown Vol. 2

Elizabethtown Vol. 2

You Don't Know How It Feels

You Don't Know How It Feels

Damn the Torpedoes (Remastered)

Damn the Torpedoes (Remastered)

Hypnotic Eye

Hypnotic Eye

The 90's

The 90's

A Tear and a Smile

A Tear and a Smile

She's The One

She's The One

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Music

Music

In the Coliseum (Live)

In the Coliseum (Live)

Greatest Hits (UK Version)

Greatest Hits (UK Version)

You're Gonna Get It!

You're Gonna Get It!

BRIDGE SCHOOL CONCERTS, VOL. ONE

BRIDGE SCHOOL CONCERTS, VOL. ONE

Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)

Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)

The Rolling Stone Magazines 50

The Rolling Stone Magazines 50

GTA San Andreas Soundtrack

GTA San Andreas Soundtrack