Date of Birth: 20 October, 1950 (Age: 66)
Height: 176 cm (5 ft 9)
Weight: 67 kg or 148 pounds (approximately)
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Fair
When we hear the words “the rock legendary musician”, we often imagine a drug addicted person with a big guitar and wearing leather suit.
When we speak about Tom Petty, the only thing, which is true, is the guitar. A musician really takes it almost everywhere.
Now he is not on his career peak, nevertheless he remains constantly popular, like any other legend – ABBA, “The Beatles” etc.
Tom Petty is an American born singer, who spent his early years in Gainesville, Florida. There he lived together with his parents and a brother. He was extremely close to his mother and hated his father, who was abusive and violent.
The boy got interested in music since his childhood, when occasionally he saw Elvis Presley, who was starring in one of his films.
Tom Petty decided to make music and started to visit guitar classes. He dropped out school in his teens and moved to LA to start career of a musician.
It is hard to tell, that the talented young musician Tom Petty was noticed at first sight and the next morning he woke up, being extremely popular. On the contrary, he had made a long way to his stardom. He was the member of various music bands, played in night clubs to earn his living and tried a number of other jobs.
His big break took place in 1976, when he managed to gather several talented musicians around him. They called their band “Tom Petty and Heartbreakers”. They released their first album, which made them internationally popular that very year.
Heartbreakers star status was confirmed, when they released their third album “Damn the Torpedoes”. They managed to sell 2 million copies of it.
Tom Petty is responsible for such hits as “Here Comes My Girl”, “Refugee”, “Don’t Do Me Like That”, “Counting on You”, “Shadow People” and many others.
Tom Petty till now is active in his career making. He released his latest album in 2014.
He was married twice. His current spouse is Dana York Epperson. The musician has two daughters from his previous marriage.
The singer Tom Petty looks great now. He remains as slim as he used to be in his youth. Tom Petty has never kept to a diet in his life. He remains slim due to his lucky genes.
But the musician has always been interested in sports. Till now he likes yoga training. He workouts several times per week. To stay healthy not just physically, but mentally too, Tom prefers meditation.
Tom Petty is one of the most talented musicians of his age group, who leads healthy way of life.