Petty Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings


  • Author : Warren Zanes
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805099690

Petty Excerpt :

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. Now in his mid-sixties, still making records and still touring, Petty, known for his reclusive style, has 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 manages to come back, again and again, showing us what the music can do and where it can take us.

Richard Petty Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Richard Petty

  • Author : Tim Bongard
  • Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2000-08
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1582613176

Richard Petty Excerpt :

What were the first cars Richard Petty drove? Was his number always 43? When did he start painting the cars Petty Blue? How did Petty Enterprises end up with Pontiac? The list goes on and on. The more the authors researched, the more they realized that large portions of the King's career are obscure, a mystery to the legions of stock car racing fans and modelers who have discovered the sport in recent years. All this information and more is included for the die-hard race fan or modeler.

Conversations With Tom Petty Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Conversations With Tom Petty

  • Author : Paul Zollo
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-23
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857127648

Conversations With Tom Petty Excerpt :

“...the notoriously media-wary Petty responds...about his life, career, and craft…” Publishers Weekly Conversations with Tom Petty is the first authorized book to focus solely on the life and work of the man responsible for some of the most memorable rock anthems of our generation, including: American Girl, Breakdown, Don’t Come Around Here No More, I Won’t Back Down, Free Fallin’, Runnin’ Down a Dream, You Don’t Know How It Feels , and many others. He was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and his work with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, as well as his solo albums and those with the Traveling Wilburys, have been critically acclaimed the world over and have earned numerous Platinum-status awards from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), as well as Grammys, MTV Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many other honours. Author, Paul Zollo, conducted a series of in-depth discussions with Tom about his career, with special focus on his song writing. The conversations are reprinted with little or no editorial comment alongside rare photographs of the legend and represent a unique perspective on Tom’s entire career.

Petty Sessions Book

Petty Sessions

  • Author : Jean Racine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Actions and defenses
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556026293407

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This Petty Pace Book

This Petty Pace

  • Author : Mary Petty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1945
  • Genre: American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105010290232

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Sir William Petty Book

Sir William Petty

  • Author : Erich Strauss
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1954
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015002402447

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