Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian

Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian

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Tom Petty: Rock'N'Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rocka€™s most enduring figures. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Mudcrutch, the boy from northern Florida founded Tom Petty a The Heartbreakers in 1976. The banda€™s third album, Damn The Torpedoes, went multi-platinum and Tom Petty was on course to become the rock a€™na€™ roll fan who revered its fifties pioneers while building a career that spawned its own future classic rock a€™na€™ roll songs. Tom Petty has sold over 60 million records but his rise to superstardom was never a foregone conclusion. Mudcrutch, his home-grown band from Gainesville in Florida, self-destructed soon after it relocated to Los Angeles. Next, Petty and Mudcrutch alumni Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench regrouped with two other ex-Gainesville musicians, Stan Lynch and Ron Blair, to form Tom Petty a The Heartbreakers. Building an audience was an uphill battle from the beginning. Misidentified as a New Wave band they soon fell out with their label over their contract, Petty was made bankrupt and not until Damn The Torpedoes did they hit the big time. Even then new dramas threatened to cloud the banda€™s future although Tom Pettya€™s predisposition to find trouble was more than matched by his steely determination to overcome it. He was also touched by personal loss, including the deaths of Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein. He pressed on and endures as a champion of the music and the code of a€˜keep on keeping ona€™. Songs like a€˜American Girla€™, a€˜The Waitinga€™ and a€˜I Wona€™t Back Downa€™ touch people from all walks of life because what Petty sings about a€“ love won, love lost and hardship overcome. Born too late to be in the vanguard of rocka€™na€™roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame. This is his story...... 2010, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center August 15, 2010, Jiffy Lube Live, Washington, DC August 17, 2010, Comcast Theater, Hartford, CT August 19 aamp;21, 2010, ComcastCenter, Boston, MA August 24, 2010, Izod Center, East Rutherford , anbsp;...

Title:Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian
Author:Andrea M. Rotondo
Publisher:Music Sales Limited -


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