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Like a lot of Tom Petty & the Heartbreaker's songs, Mary Jane's Last Dance (above) seems to have a touch of Dylan and a touch of British invasion. This song also sounds a bit like The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Below is Jammin' Me.
Here isthe band's site and the start of the bio at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, into which the band was induced in 2002:
In a sense, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are America’s band. Durable, resourceful, hard-working, likeable and unpretentious, they rank among the most capable and classic rock bands of the last quarter century. They’ve mastered the idiom’s fundamentals and digested its history while stretching themselves creatively and contributing to rock’s legacy. Moreover they are, like such compatriots as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, a people’s band, writing of everyday struggles and frustrations while offering redemption through tough-minded, big-hearted, tuneful songs. (Continue Reading...)Below is Jammin' Me.