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 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 19,082,180 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Tom Petty is the 548th most popular musician (up from 587th in 2019), the 2,874th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,902nd in 2019) and the 175th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Tom Petty ranks 548 out of 2,675Before him are Sia, David Foster, John Lewis, Steve Howe, Alan Menken, and Marty Friedman. After him are Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Big Bopper, Roger Hodgson, Jan Kubelík, The Edge, and Archie Shepp.

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Among people born in 1950, Tom Petty ranks 123Before him are David Duke, Ken Kutaragi, Mikhail Fradkov, John Landis, Akiko Hayakawa, and Alberto Juantorena. After him are Frank Stallone, Roger Hodgson, Seiichi Sakiya, Sebastião Lazaroni, Laura Esquivel, and Kazuhisa Kono. Among people deceased in 2017, Tom Petty ranks 145Before him are Umberto Lenzi, Viktor Gorbatko, Jacques Simon, Omar Abdel-Rahman, Brunhilde Pomsel, and Charles Bachman. After him are Claude Rich, James Rosenquist, Vito Acconci, Joachim Meisner, Daliah Lavi, and Robert Miles.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tom Petty ranks 2,874 out of 15,968Before him are Marty Friedman (1962), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (1958), Erin Brockovich (1960), Cy Young (1867), Melissa McCarthy (1970), and Harlan Coben (1962). After him are Paul Castellano (1915), Fred Niblo (1874), Taylor Hackford (1944), Henry George (1839), Jackie Jackson (1951), and David Stern (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Tom Petty ranks 175Before him are Ace Frehley (1951), Artie Shaw (1910), Benny Golson (1929), John Lewis (1920), Alan Menken (1949), and Marty Friedman (1962). After him are Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915), The Big Bopper (1930), Archie Shepp (1937), Louis Prima (1910), Elvin Jones (1927), and Tico Torres (1953).

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