Tom Petty

1950 - 2017

Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Petty has received more than 15,445,617 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 589th most popular musician.

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  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 51.92

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Tom Petty ranks 589 out of 2,258Before him are David Foster, Fats Waller, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Marcus Miller, Armando Manzanero, and Wanda Jackson. After him are Toquinho, John Lewis, McCoy Tyner, Ray Brown, Horace Silver, and Euronymous.

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Among people born in 1950, Tom Petty ranks 109Before him are Terry Gou, Willy DeVille, Ubaldo Fillol, Ken Kutaragi, Alberto Juantorena, and Loredana Bertè. After him are Roberto Bettega, Natalie Cole, Bernie Taupin, Mirko Cvetković, Bertrand Delanoë, and Anémone. Among people deceased in 2017, Tom Petty ranks 160Before him are Todor Veselinović, Aleksey Batalov, Robert James Waller, Carlo Caffarra, Giulio Angioni, and Charles Bachman. After him are James Rosenquist, Roger Pingeon, Shashi Kapoor, Frank Vincent, Christine Kaufmann, and Michael Bond.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Petty ranks 2,904 out of 12,171Before him are Marcus Miller (1959), Richie Ginther (1930), Wanda Jackson (1937), Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), Mangas Coloradas (1792), and Hal Ashby (1929). After him are James Rosenquist (1933), Philip Kaufman (1936), Scatman Crothers (1910), Brie Larson (1989), Michael J. Smith (1945), and Michael Kors (1959).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tom Petty ranks 195Before him are Laurie Anderson (1947), Steve Lukather (1957), Murray Perahia (1947), Fats Waller (1904), Marcus Miller (1959), and Wanda Jackson (1937). After him are John Lewis (1920), McCoy Tyner (1938), Ray Brown (1926), Horace Silver (1928), Jim Hall (1930), and Maceo Parker (1943).