This episode salutes a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of fame whose record sales topped more than 80 million copies during his lifetime, making him one of the most successful rock stars in the world over the course of five decades beginning in the 1970s.
He was a multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, music producer, and television and movie actor. He supported his record buyers by forcing a major label to roll back prices on LPs. He was instrumental in the comeback of a faded 1960s rock icon. He was a strong advocate for causes that ranged from international relief and rescue programs to promoting creative independence for radio disc jockeys.
We’ll relate those stories and a whole lot more as we spotlight the late and much beloved Tom Petty. We’ve collected all his hit singles along with chart data about the hit albums that generated them, plus some great information from our resident rockogolist Ken Deutsch, and you’ll hear it all here.