Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian

Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian

by Andrea M. Rotondo

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Overview

Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian is the first intimate portrait of one of rock’s most enduring figures. Songs like American Girl, The Waiting and I Won’t Back Down have touched people from all walks of life because he sung about what he knew – love won, love lost and hardship overcome.

Tom Petty’s predisposition to find trouble was always matched by his steely determination to overcome it. After shaky beginnings with his first band, Tom Petty steered his way through bankruptcy, drama and personal loss – including the deaths of his bandmates Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Heartbreakers bassist Howie Epstein – to forge a lasting impact on the world, selling more than 80 million records worldwide.

In the wake of his death, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition now features curated Spotify playlists of his early influences, his collaborations and his greatest songs. Additionally, an interactive Digital Timeline of his life charts his uncertain path with video footage of interviews, live performances and more.

Born too late to be in the vanguard of rock ’n’ roll first time round, he has nonetheless proved a truly memorable keeper of the flame.

This is his remarkable story...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857128683
Publisher: Music Sales Corporation
Publication date: 02/12/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 563,494
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Andrea M. Rotondo has followed thecareer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sincethe band’s debut album in 1976 and has seen themperform hundreds of times both in the UnitedStates and abroad. She has written for a variety ofpublications including Mix and Billboard.

Table of Contents

Childhood and influences
 
Record deals
 
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
 
Tour through 1976 – 77 in the UK
 
Bankruptcy
 
Petty’s vocal problems
 
Touring with Bob Dylan in the 1980s.
 
The Travelling Wilbury’s
 
Solo career, his depression and emotional breakdown
 
Includes discography, influences and bibliography
 

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Tom Petty: Rock 'n' Roll Guardian 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic . As a Tom petty fan you'll regret not reading. As a music fan you'll miss a gem. It's realistic and incredibly late in coming . If not a petty fan, there is great fodder for rumination of music. Not to be missed. Well written and , yet, oddly concise. You do get the feeling Tom will always be there due solely to his writing. Would make a perfect gift.