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  • Category Recording

    Address 7000 Hollywood Blvd.

    Ceremony date 04/28/1999

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In memory of entertainer and Walk of Famer Tom Petty, flowers were placed on his star on the 

Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, October, 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. The star in category of Recording is located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard . “Rest in peace Tom Petty. You will be missed!” Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame signed the card on behalf of the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are a rock band, most of whose members are from the United States. They were formed in 1976 by Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, and Benmont Tench, all of whom had been members of Mudcrutch. Petty and the Heartbreakers are known for hit singles such as "American Girl", "Breakdown", "The Waiting", "Learning to Fly", "Refugee" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance". The Heartbreakers still tour regularly and continue to record albums.

Petty has fought against his record company on more than one occasion, first in 1978/79 over transference to another label and then again in 1981 over the price of his record, which was considered expensive. He is also outspoken on the current state of the music industry and modern radio stations. On his 2002 album, The Last DJ, Petty sang about that and other issues and talked about them on the bonus DVD that came with the limited edition album.

Although most of their material is produced and performed under the name "The Heartbreakers", they have also participated in outside projects, with Petty himself releasing solo albums, the most successful being 1989's Full Moon Fever.

The three founding members, along with Randall Marsh and Tom Leadon, recorded an album by Mudcrutch. This was the band's first album, made more significant by the fact that they had not recorded together since 1974. Additionally, as of June 2010, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will begin a tour following the release of their new studio album titled Mojo on June 15th 2010.