Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

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In 1961, when Elvis Presley appeared in Florida, he saw a local 11 -year-old boy by the name of Tom Petty. Inspired by the work of the king of rock `n` roll, the boy immediately afterwards took up the guitar and has since parted with it. When Petty was kicked out of school ,he finally engaged in useful work and amassed his first band called "Sundowners".

After a series of personnel changes and change multiple signs group has found the name "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers", a contract with the label "MCA Records" and the classical composition:. Benmont Tench (. P 7 September 1953 ; keyboards), Mike Campbell (born February 1, 1950 ;guitar), Ron Blair (born 16 September 1948 ;. bass), Stan Lynch (born 21 May 1955 ;. drums) and Tom Petty (born October 20, 1953,. vocals, guitar) .

This configuration produced the four albums, including most critically praised "Damn the torpedoes".Tom Petty & The HeartbreakersSredi "golden tracks " of the period were such things as "American girl", "Breakdown", "Listen to her heart", "Refugee", "I need to know", "Don`t do me like that ". Related "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" success quickly led the team from small clubs to large sites. In 1982 godukollektiv left Ron Blair, and in its place under the patronage of the Cause Shannon was adopted Howie Epshteyn. New bass player turned out to be a worthy replacement, and his masterful playing and backing vocals only increased the attractiveness of concerts "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers". He participated in a series of successful albums was recorded ,including the classic "Long after dark".

In 1991, the group supplemented with guitarist Scott Thurston, and in 1994, the " destroyer of hearts " were without a drummer, as Lynch engaged in other projects. To make up for the loss, for a drum kit put Steve Ferron (b. April 25, 1950) previously famous for his collaboration with Eric Clapton and "Average white band".

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers In the late `80s and early ` 90s, Tom Petty combined work in "Heartbreakers" with a solo career and participation in drugihproektah, the best known of which was "Traveling Wilburys".1993 for the group was marked by the release of the collection "Greatest hits", which were also two new tracks. After this release, Tom Petty has dragged his team to "MCA Records" to "Warner brothers", a deal with a new label for 20 million dollars. In 1996, "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" released a CD with the soundtrack to the movie Edward Burns` "She`s the one".

Following the album`s release with a break of three years. At the time of recording "The last DJ" after twenty years of absence from the team returned to Ron Blair. In a break between sessions of the album "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" were introduced in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And in February 2003, the band learned the sad news - their former colleague, Howie Epstein, died of a drug overdose.

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