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Tue, 2017-Oct-03 02:27 UTC
Length - 2:13
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 2,133,306 views on Monday, 02 October 2017 our article of the day is Tom Petty.
Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1950) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but has also been a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.
Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music has been classified as rock and roll, heartland rock, and even stoner rock. His music has become popular among younger generations. In his career, Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Petty suffered cardiac arrest on October 1, 2017; while some media outlets reported his death on October 2, the reports have been retracted as not confirmed.
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:27 UTC on Tuesday, 03 October 2017.
For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Petty.
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