Tom Petty performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Petty has died at age 66. 
Picture: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Tom Petty performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Petty has died at age 66. Picture: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Tom Petty performs in Glendale, Ariz. Petty has died at age 66. 
Picture: AP Photo/Matt York
Tom Petty performs in Glendale, Ariz. Petty has died at age 66. Picture: AP Photo/Matt York
Tom Petty arrives at the world premiere of the documentary "Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" in Burbank, Calif.
Picture: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
Tom Petty arrives at the world premiere of the documentary "Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" in Burbank, Calif. Picture: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello

  1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers recently completed their 40th anniversary tour, which he told Rolling Stone last year would be their last as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
  2. Petty became a regular on King Of The Hill playing Lucky, a redneck who lucked out when he slipped on pee-pee at a gas station and won $53,000 in the resulting lawsuit.
  3. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sold more than 80 million records.
  4. They released their first albulm in 1976 but only had their first number  one hit  in 2014- "Hypnotic Eye."
  5. When inducted into the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 they were praised as "durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious."
  6. The 2010 album Mojo featured a reggae style song “Don’t Pull Me Over,” in support of legalizing marijuana.
  7. Tom Petty’s first solo album, Full Moon Fever, went Platinum five times, but it was originally turned down by his record company.
  8. Petty has been one of Saturday Night Live‘s most prominent musical guests, appearing on the show eight different times.
  9. He performed under the stage names Charlie T. Wilbury, Jr. and Muddy Wilbury.
  10. His net worth was over $75 million dollars