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LA Times features Tom Petty as a Striver

on November 14, 2006

Tom is highlighted in LA Times West Magazine as one of 37 Southern Californias who is a striver-those who started with nothing and reached great heights. He is in great company...John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, David Geffen, Walt Disney, Jackie Robinson...legends. Below is the excerpt about Tom:




TOM PETTY

1950-

Musician

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Thirty years of Tom Petty: Do you know it all?

on October 15, 2006



by Michael Felci

The Desert Sun

October 16, 2006

Thirty years is a long time to be doing anything, especially playing rock 'n' roll.



But Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers having been doing just that since their 1976 eponymous debut established them as major force in the "Pre-Wave" movement.


Like most garage bands, their beginnings were inauspicious, forming in Gainesville, Fla. in the late '60s under the name Mudcrutch.

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Fans cry foul Tom Petty cancels 460 tickets to stop scalpers

on May 6, 2006

BY ROSS RAIHALA

Pioneer Press



If you bought a ticket from an online broker for Tom Petty\'s upcoming shows
with Pearl Jam at the X, you may be out of luck.



In a move that could be a first in the industry, Petty\'s management and
Ticketmaster have canceled some 460 seats for the June 26 and 27 concerts
that were set aside for fan club members but have since shown up on Internet
sites that resell tickets at a higher price.

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