Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is the debut album by the band of the same name, released on November 9, 1976 by Shelter Records. The album was recorded and mixed at the Shelter Studio in Hollywood, California. Initially following its release, the album received little attention in the United States.
The Wild One, Forever (Album track from Tom Petty and the er 9, 1976) 11. No Second Thoughts (Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!-May 2, 1978) 12. Here Comes My Girl (Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions-1979) 13. What Are You Doing In My Life (Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions-1979) 14.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1976, the band originally comprised Tom Petty (lead singer, guitar), Mike Campbell (lead guitarist), Ron Blair (bass guitar), Stan Lynch (drums), and Benmont Tench (keyboards). In 1981, Blair, weary of the touring lifestyle, departed the band.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. Heartland rockers whose honest, unpretentious music made them one of America's finest rock acts beginning in the late '70s.
Listen to music from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers like American Girl, Mary Jane's Last Dance & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. He has occasionally released solo work, as was the case with his 2006 album Highway Companion on which he performed most of the backing instrumentation himself.
But by then, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were back in the studio at work on an album, 1978’s You’re Gonna Get It!, that hit all the strengths their debut did, just a little bit harder. An American Treasure. This big box set marks the first posthumous release from the Petty estate and finds new meaning both through songs we thought we knew and necessary obscurities.