Tom Petty
Born: October 20, 1950
Time on SNL: As Musical Guest:
November 10, 1979
February 19, 1983
May 20, 1989
October 12, 1991
November 19, 1994
September 28, 1996
April 10, 1999
May 15, 2010
February 23, 1991
April 20, 1991
November 13, 1993
Impersonated by:
David Spade

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the frontman of "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers" and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch.

Petty and his band have perfomed on Saturday Night Live eight times and he has been impersonated many times by David Spade.

On October 2, 2017, Petty died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest the night before.


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