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Tom Petty

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...Tom Petty was a significant figure in the rock ‘n’ roll scene during the 1970s and 1980s, most notably for his involvement with his band the Heartbreakers, although he is also known for his solo endeavors. Petty was born Thomas Earl Petty...

Tom Petty’s Southern Accents: The Audio Media Revolution

Michael Washburn

Michael Washburn, Director of Programs at Humanities New York, has written about books, culture, and politics for a number of publications. Follow him on Twitter at @whalelines. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

33 1/3 Books

...By 1985 Tom Petty had already obtained legendary status. He had fame. He had money. But he was restless, hoping to stretch his artistry beyond the confining format of songs like “The Waiting” and “Refugee.” Petty’s response to his...