Frontman of rock group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, known for hit tracks like "Free Fallin'" and "Last Dance With Mary Jane."
He met Elvis Presley when he was ten years old.
He and his band have sold over sixty million records.
He married Jane Benyo in 1974; after their divorce in 1996, he remarried Dana York in 2001. He has two daughters named Adria and Kimberly.
He was in the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan.