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Tom Petty

1950 - 2017

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Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician who was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976. He previously led the band Mudcrutch, was a member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and had success as a solo artist. Petty had many hit records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Petty has received more than 20,965,084 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Tom Petty is the 535th most popular musician (up from 548th in 2019), the 2,841st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,873rd in 2019) and the 161st most popular American Musician.

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  • 48

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  • 1.87

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  • 6.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Tom Petty ranks 535 out of 2,662Before him are Clive Burr, Alan Walker, Joe Pass, Shinichi Suzuki, Riccardo Cocciante, and Radu Lupu. After him are Artie Shaw, Christian Lorenz, Lucio Battisti, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Mitsuko Uchida, and Ace Frehley.

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Among people born in 1950, Tom Petty ranks 116Before him are Geraldine James, Miki Manojlović, Paul Watson, Juan Gabriel, Victoria Principal, and Li Zhanshu. After him are Frank Stallone, Yuki Fushimi, Elya Baskin, Laura Esquivel, Natalie Cole, and Nancy Allen. Among people deceased in 2017, Tom Petty ranks 134Before him are Naim Süleymanoğlu, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Jiro Taniguchi, Todor Veselinović, Ludmila Belousova, and Daliah Lavi. After him are John Wetton, Hans Schäfer, Lyudmila Chernykh, Aleksey Batalov, Viktor Gorbatko, and Richard F. Gordon Jr..

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Petty ranks 2,841 out of 18,182Before him are Karen Black (1939), Frances E. Allen (1932), Lauren Hutton (1943), Morgan Robertson (1861), Walton Walker (1889), and Curtis Hanson (1945). After him are Sam Jones (1933), Lois Chiles (1947), Sam Waterston (1940), Artie Shaw (1910), Cheech Marin (1946), and Jeffrey Tambor (1944).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tom Petty ranks 161Before him are Jermaine Jackson (1954), Joey DeMaio (1954), Freddie King (1934), Wendy Carlos (1939), Gerry Mulligan (1927), and Joe Pass (1929). After him are Artie Shaw (1910), Ace Frehley (1951), Jeff Porcaro (1954), Matt Cameron (1962), Gene Krupa (1909), and Don Henley (1947).

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