Petty

The Biography

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Publisher Description

The New York Times Bestseller

*One of Rolling Stone's 10 Best Music Books of 2015*

An exhilarating and intimate account of the life of music legend Tom Petty, by an accomplished writer and musician who toured with Petty.

No one other than Warren Zanes, rocker and writer and friend, could author a book about Tom Petty that is as honest and evocative of Petty's music and the remarkable rock and roll history he and his band helped to write.

Born in Gainesville, Florida, with more than a little hillbilly in his blood, Tom Petty was a Southern shit kicker, a kid without a whole lot of promise. Rock and roll made it otherwise. From meeting Elvis, to seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, to producing Del Shannon, backing Bob Dylan, putting together a band with George Harrison, Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Jeff Lynne, making records with Johnny Cash, and sending well more than a dozen of his own celebrated recordings high onto the charts, Tom Petty's story has all the drama of a rock and roll epic. In his last years, Petty, known for his reclusive style, shared with Warren Zanes his insights and arguments, his regrets and lasting ambitions, and the details of his life on and off the stage.

This is a book for those who know and love the songs, from "American Girl" and "Refugee" to "Free Fallin'" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," and for those who want to see the classic rock and roll era embodied in one man's remarkable story. Dark and mysterious, Petty managed to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
November 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co.
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
8.2
MB

Customer Reviews

M_Lubo ,

Extremely well written and conceived.

Thus book is very comprehensive but never feels overdone. The quotes are perfectly woven into the story and ad so much color. Just a very special book that amplified the genius, but also the humility, of Tom Petty.

Lisa from Delaware ,

Great Read For Tom Petty Fans!

A well put together account of the life and times of Tom Petty. So much input from Tom himself, family, friends, band members, industry contacts, etc. I love that people seemed honest with their opinions, some not always showing Tom Petty at his best... but that’s because he was human. Loved the book!

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