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I have an extensive database that includes full details of copyright info, production/release dates, lyrics, quotes, as well as hundreds of pictures, many private fan photos and stories. I do not have tabs and chords, but have access to many. karaoke info, also.

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Admin: Private fan forum (60+ US fans)for 5 yrs, 6 mos.


26 YR. member of the official fan club of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and a collector of memorabilia. Some people have called my home a "House of Petty". On Tom's 50th birthday a group of fans (myself included) had a plane fly over his house pulling a banner with our birthday wishes for him.


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What do you like about this subject?

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' music is my passion.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Everything new that comes up!

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

While vacationing in Mexico Tom missed having his guitar and one was delivered to him w/help from locals. He finished writing songs for The Last DJ on that vacation! Tom played ALL of the drum parts in the Mojo album. Most of Tom's music is written with piano first.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

He may not consider himself an artist, but I've seen a few sketches Tom has done, and indeed he has talents in addition to his songwriting, playing and singing skills.

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John02/19/12101010Very prompt and helpful! :)
Eric06/28/06101010Thanks, I love the song "saving grace' .....

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2012-02-18 Question on A Bunch Of Videos And Some Other Stuff VHS:

Hi John,  The three videos were filmed during the "Pack Up The Plantation" tour. (That being the only tour that included back up singers, and horn players.)   I can't say the exact dates of the particular

2007-08-24 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers:

No! Never split up and still rockin' and recording. There will be a small tour this year starting in April. Some South east US states, Canada, and then off to Europe, where they haven't appeared for a


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