For more than 30 years, Tom Petty has been writing and performing hit songs and rock and roll classics. He has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. His music has been the soundtrack to the lives of millions of people who grew up in the '70s, '80s and '90s. This celebratory, personal volume includes hundreds of photographs many neverbefore-published as well as a selection of memorabilia from Petty's personal archives, all of which help to illustrate the songwriter's own description of his amazing life and career. Publication of this book coincides with the theatrical release of a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers film documentary by Peter Bogdanovich and a four disc DVD/CD set. The fall of 2007 belongs to Tom Petty.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their debut album in 1976. Petty has received numerous prestigious awards, including 16 Grammy nominations and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Petty was also a member of the supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, along with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 2006 tour was one of their most successful ever. Tom Petty lives in Los Angeles.