Tom Petty | Career in pictures
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Tom Petty: Career in pictures

Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Many of the performances and highlights of Tom Petty’s career.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Rock and roll legend Tom Petty is photographed in the studio of his L.A. area home.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Before he created the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty played in the band Mudcrutch. From left are Mudcrutch members Mike Campbell, Petty, Tom Leadon and Randall Marsh in December 1974. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty performs at the Inglewood Forum on Jan. 20, 1980.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty tries to get the crowd involved at a November 1979 performance in New York.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty performs with Stevie Nicks, left, at the Forum in 1981. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty plays in Santa Monica on June 7, 1978. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty at his home on April 28, 1985.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty on stage for a soundcheck in Burbank during a May 1987 tour.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty in concert in July 1979 in Santa Cruz.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty at a Santa Cruz concert in July 1979.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Irvine on Aug. 14, 2005.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty at a 1977 concert.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty holds up the key to the city of Gainesville, Fla., he received from Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan in 2006. From left are drummer Steve Ferrone, guitarist Scott Thurston, Petty and bassist Ron Blair.

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Tom Petty is interviewed in 1996.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty on April 26, 1977.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty, third from the left, touches the star he and his band, the Heartbreakers received on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 28, 1999.

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Tom Petty, second from right, also played in the short-lived supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. Clockwise from top left, are Jeff Lynne, Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison in 1988.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty performs during a sold-out concert at the Inglewood Forum on Jan. 20, 1980.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty performs in Copenhagen in September 1987.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Mike Campbell, left, Tom Petty, Stan Lynch, Benmont Tench and Howie Epstein of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on Nov. 28, 1993. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

From left, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, producer Rick Rubin and Marty Stuart work in a recording studio in Van Nuys in 1996.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Mich., on June 18, 1999.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the SFX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in San Antonio on May 19, 2001.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Mike Campbell, left, Tom Petty and Tom Leadon of Mudcrutch perform at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on May 1, 2008.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty performs during the Hangout Music Festival on May 18, 2013, in Gulf Shores, Ala. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty in the studio of his L.A.-area home on June 30, 2014. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Members of Mudcrutch, from left, Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, Randall Marsh, Tom Leadon and Tom Petty at Warner Bros. Records in Burbank on April 7, 2016. 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena on June 24, 2017.

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty at his home in Malibu on Sept. 27, 2017. 

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Tom Petty | Career in pictures

Tom Petty at his Malibu home on Sept. 27, 2017. 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers play the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 21, 2017. 

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 21, 2017.

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