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  • 1. 

    What year did Tom Petty have the hit single "Free Fallin'" on MCA?

    • A.

      1961

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1982

    • D.

      1990

    Correct Answer
    D. 1990
    Explanation
    In 1990, Tom Petty had the hit single "Free Fallin'" on MCA. This song was released as the lead single from his debut solo album "Full Moon Fever" and became one of his most successful and iconic songs. The song reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has since become a staple in Petty's discography.

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  • 2. 

    What's the name of Tom Petty's band?

    • A.

      Blackhearts

    • B.

      The Silver Bullet Band

    • C.

      Crickets

    • D.

      The Heartbreakers

    Correct Answer
    D. The Heartbreakers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Heartbreakers. The Heartbreakers is the name of Tom Petty's band.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the Traveling Wilburys produced Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever" album?

    • A.

      George Harrison

    • B.

      Bob Dylan

    • C.

      Roy Orbison

    • D.

      Jeff Lynne

    Correct Answer
    D. Jeff Lynne
    Explanation
    Jeff Lynne produced Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever" album.

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  • 4. 

    Which Kevin Costner film did Tom Petty have a part in?

    • A.

      Waterworld

    • B.

      Open Range

    • C.

      Dances With Wolves

    • D.

      The Postman

    Correct Answer
    D. The Postman
    Explanation
    Tom Petty had a part in the Kevin Costner film "The Postman."

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  • 5. 

    In 2002, Tom Petty joined in on what animated series?

    • A.

      The Simpsons

    • B.

      Aeon Flux

    • C.

      Family Guy

    • D.

      Beavis And Butt-Head

    Correct Answer
    A. The Simpsons
    Explanation
    Tom Petty joined The Simpsons in 2002. The Simpsons is a long-running animated series known for its satirical portrayal of American life. It often features guest appearances from various celebrities, including musicians. Tom Petty's appearance on the show could have been as a guest voice actor or as a character based on himself. The Simpsons has a history of incorporating real-life musicians into its episodes, making it a plausible choice for Tom Petty's involvement.

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  • 6. 

    Which Tom Petty song was featured in "Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas"?

    • A.

      Turn This Car Around

    • B.

      Wake Up Time

    • C.

      Runnin' Down A Dream

    • D.

      It's Good To Be King

    Correct Answer
    C. Runnin' Down A Dream
    Explanation
    "Runnin' Down A Dream" by Tom Petty was featured in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas".

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  • 7. 

    Which city presented Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers their key?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Gainesville

    • C.

      Boise

    • D.

      Montreal

    Correct Answer
    B. Gainesville
    Explanation
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were presented their key in Gainesville.

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  • 8. 

    Who sang with Tom Petty on "Stop Draggin' my Heart Around" from the album "Bella Donna"?

    • A.

      Kate Bush

    • B.

      Stevie Nicks

    • C.

      Janis Joplin

    • D.

      Mary J. Blige

    Correct Answer
    B. Stevie Nicks
    Explanation
    Stevie Nicks sang with Tom Petty on "Stop Draggin' my Heart Around" from the album "Bella Donna".

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  • 9. 

    The video for Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" depicted which childhood story?

    • A.

      Hansel And Gretel

    • B.

      Sleeping Beauty

    • C.

      Alice In Wonderland

    • D.

      Little Red Riding Hood

    Correct Answer
    C. Alice In Wonderland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alice In Wonderland. The music video for Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More" was inspired by the story of Alice In Wonderland. The video features Tom Petty dressed as the Mad Hatter and various scenes from the story, including a tea party and Alice's encounter with the Caterpillar. The visuals and themes of the video align with the whimsical and surreal elements of Lewis Carroll's classic tale.

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  • 10. 

    Tom Petty was in an all-star band with George Harrison called what?

    • A.

      Traveling Wilburys

    • B.

      Trucking Through

    • C.

      Caught In The Act

    • D.

      Better Off Dead

    Correct Answer
    A. Traveling Wilburys
    Explanation
    Tom Petty was indeed in an all-star band with George Harrison called Traveling Wilburys. The band was formed in 1988 and consisted of Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty alongside George Harrison. They released two albums together, "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1" in 1988 and "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3" in 1990. The band's unique blend of rock, folk, and country influences gained them critical acclaim and commercial success.

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  • 11. 

    Which A list actor appears in Tom Petty's "Into the Great Wide Open" video?

    • A.

      Tom Cruise

    • B.

      Johnny Depp

    • C.

      Brad Pitt

    • D.

      George Clooney

    Correct Answer
    B. Johnny Depp
    Explanation
    Johnny Depp appears in Tom Petty's "Into the Great Wide Open" video.

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  • 12. 

    Tom Petty received his first Grammy nomination for what duet song?

    • A.

      I've Got You Babe

    • B.

      Get Together

    • C.

      One More Stop Till Home

    • D.

      Stop Draggin My Heart Around

    Correct Answer
    D. Stop Draggin My Heart Around
    Explanation
    "Stop Draggin My Heart Around" is the correct answer because it is a duet song that Tom Petty performed with Stevie Nicks. This song was released in 1981 and became a major hit, earning Tom Petty his first Grammy nomination. The song showcases the chemistry between Petty and Nicks and their powerful vocal performances, making it a standout collaboration in their careers.

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  • 13. 

    Which Tom Petty video had an "Alice In Wonderland" theme?

    • A.

      Into The Great Wide Open

    • B.

      Don't Come Around Here No More

    • C.

      Runnin' Down A Dream

    • D.

      Don't Do Me Like That

    Correct Answer
    B. Don't Come Around Here No More
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Don't Come Around Here No More". This music video by Tom Petty has an "Alice in Wonderland" theme, as it features various scenes and characters inspired by the classic story. The video includes surreal and fantastical elements, such as a tea party with oversized objects, a caterpillar, and Tom Petty dressed as the Mad Hatter.

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  • 14. 

    Tom Petty released which first solo album towards the end of the decade?

    • A.

      Full Moon Fever

    • B.

      Into The Great Wide Open

    • C.

      Southern Accents

    • D.

      Wildflowers

    Correct Answer
    A. Full Moon Fever
    Explanation
    Tom Petty released his first solo album, "Full Moon Fever," towards the end of the decade. This album, released in 1989, was a commercial success and included popular songs such as "Free Fallin'" and "I Won't Back Down." It marked a departure from his previous work with the Heartbreakers, showcasing Petty's versatility as a solo artist. "Full Moon Fever" solidified Petty's status as a respected musician and set the stage for his successful solo career.

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  • 15. 

    Tom Petty recorded an entire soundtrack album for which Edward Burns movie?

    • A.

      Sidewalks Of New York

    • B.

      No Looking Back

    • C.

      The Brothers McMullen

    • D.

      She's The One

    Correct Answer
    D. She's The One
    Explanation
    Tom Petty recorded an entire soundtrack album for the movie "She's The One".

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  • 16. 

    Which Tom Petty song was sung by Buffalo Bill's captive in "Silence of the Lambs"?

    • A.

      Even The Losers

    • B.

      Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    • C.

      American Girl

    • D.

      Free Fallin'

    Correct Answer
    C. American Girl
    Explanation
    In the movie "Silence of the Lambs," the character Buffalo Bill's captive, Catherine Martin, sings the song "American Girl." This song is performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and is used in the film to create a chilling and unsettling atmosphere. The lyrics of the song, which describe a young girl's dreams and aspirations, contrast with the horrifying situation Catherine finds herself in, adding to the tension and irony of the scene.

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  • 17. 

    Tom Petty didn't have musical aspiration until he saw which star working on a movie?

    • A.

      Elvis Presley

    • B.

      Elvis Costello

    • C.

      Sammy Davis Jr.

    • D.

      Frank Sinatra

    Correct Answer
    A. Elvis Presley
    Explanation
    Tom Petty didn't have musical aspirations until he saw Elvis Presley working on a movie. Seeing Elvis Presley, a renowned musician and performer, in action sparked a desire in Tom Petty to pursue a career in music. Elvis Presley's talent and presence likely inspired and influenced Petty, leading him to discover his own passion for music.

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  • 18. 

    In 1978 Tom Petty was mad because the band's label ABC Records was sold to who?

    • A.

      Universal

    • B.

      MCA Records

    • C.

      United Artists

    • D.

      Geffen

    Correct Answer
    B. MCA Records
    Explanation
    In 1978, Tom Petty became angry because the band's label, ABC Records, was sold to MCA Records.

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  • 19. 

    What did Tom Petty break while recording "Southern Accents" due to frustration?

    • A.

      A Television

    • B.

      A Mixer

    • C.

      His Right Foot

    • D.

      His Left Hand

    Correct Answer
    D. His Left Hand
    Explanation
    During the recording of "Southern Accents," Tom Petty broke his left hand out of frustration. This suggests that Petty was so overwhelmed or angry during the recording process that he physically injured himself in the process.

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  • 20. 

    What Tom Petty tribute album was released in 1994?

    • A.

      Raise Your Glass

    • B.

      Here's To You

    • C.

      We Do Know How It Feels

    • D.

      You Got Lucky

    Correct Answer
    D. You Got Lucky
    Explanation
    "You Got Lucky" is the correct answer because it is the title of a song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1982. The question asks about a Tom Petty tribute album released in 1994, and "You Got Lucky" is not only a well-known song by Petty, but also the title of a tribute album released in 1994.

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  • 21. 

    What is Tom Petty's middle name?

    • A.

      Michael

    • B.

      Loren

    • C.

      Earl

    • D.

      Jones

    Correct Answer
    C. Earl
    Explanation
    Tom Petty's middle name is Earl.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following albums is not a Tom Petty album?

    • A.

      The Last DJ

    • B.

      A Higher Place

    • C.

      Saving Grace

    • D.

      Devils And Dust

    Correct Answer
    D. Devils And Dust
    Explanation
    "Devils And Dust" is not a Tom Petty album. This album is actually by Bruce Springsteen, not Tom Petty.

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  • 23. 

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bass player Ron Blair was replaced by who in 1982?

    • A.

      Howie Epstein

    • B.

      Harry Levenstein

    • C.

      Harold Goldstein

    • D.

      Mark Gunn

    Correct Answer
    A. Howie Epstein
    Explanation
    In 1982, Ron Blair, the bass player for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was replaced by Howie Epstein.

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  • 24. 

    What late 80's TV show did Tom Petty repeatedly appear in as himself?

    • A.

      Tales From The Crypt

    • B.

      A Different World

    • C.

      The Tracey Ullman Show

    • D.

      It's Garry Shandling's Show

    Correct Answer
    D. It's Garry Shandling's Show
    Explanation
    Tom Petty repeatedly appeared as himself in the late 80's TV show "It's Garry Shandling's Show."

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following members was not included in the band Traveling Wilburys?

    • A.

      Roy Orbison

    • B.

      George Harrison

    • C.

      Bob Dylan

    • D.

      Ringo Starr

    Correct Answer
    D. Ringo Starr
    Explanation
    Ringo Starr was not included in the band Traveling Wilburys. The band consisted of Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty. Ringo Starr, although a well-known musician and member of The Beatles, was not part of the Traveling Wilburys lineup.

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  • 26. 

    Tom Petty contributed to what Tom Cruise movie's soundtrack?

    • A.

      Jerry McGuire

    • B.

      Top Gun

    • C.

      Risky Business

    • D.

      War Of The Worlds

    Correct Answer
    A. Jerry McGuire
    Explanation
    Tom Petty contributed to the soundtrack of the movie "Jerry McGuire."

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  • 27. 

    What was the name Tom Petty's second solo album?

    • A.

      She's The One

    • B.

      Anthology

    • C.

      Wildflowers

    • D.

      You Wreck Me

    Correct Answer
    C. Wildflowers
    Explanation
    Tom Petty's second solo album was titled "Wildflowers".

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  • 28. 

    What was the roadie's name in Tom Petty's "Into The Great Wide Open"?

    • A.

      Lou

    • B.

      Teddy

    • C.

      Bart

    • D.

      Johnny

    Correct Answer
    C. Bart
    Explanation
    In Tom Petty's "Into The Great Wide Open," the roadie's name is Bart.

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  • 29. 

    "You know sometimes, I don't know why, but this old world just seems so hopeless" begins what Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers song?

    • A.

      Refugee

    • B.

      The Waiting

    • C.

      Here Comes My Girl

    • D.

      Breakdown

    Correct Answer
    C. Here Comes My Girl
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Here Comes My Girl". The question asks for the song that begins with the lyrics "You know sometimes, I don't know why, but this old world just seems so hopeless". Among the given options, "Here Comes My Girl" is the only one that matches this description.

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  • 30. 

    What did the Pakistani man say to Tom Petty in The Old King's Road"?

    • A.

      Look Behind You

    • B.

      Listen Here

    • C.

      Go Down Two Blocks More

    • D.

      Want To Buy A Watch?

    Correct Answer
    B. Listen Here
    Explanation
    The Pakistani man said "Listen Here" to Tom Petty in The Old King's Road. This implies that the man wanted Tom Petty's attention and wanted him to pay attention to what he had to say.

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  • 31. 

    What decade is the hit single "You Don't Know How It Feels" by Tom Petty from?

    • A.

      2000's

    • B.

      Eighties

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    C. Nineties
    Explanation
    The hit single "You Don't Know How It Feels" by Tom Petty is from the 1990s. This can be inferred from the fact that the song was released as a single in 1994 and was included in Tom Petty's album "Wildflowers," which was also released in the same year.

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  • 32. 

    What year did Tom Petty have the hit single "You Don't Know How It Feels" on Warner Bros?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1995

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    C. 1995
    Explanation
    In 1995, Tom Petty had the hit single "You Don't Know How It Feels" on Warner Bros.

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  • 33. 

    When did Tom Petty first have a top 100 single on the year-end Billboard Charts?

    • A.

      1975

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1990

    • D.

      1966

    Correct Answer
    C. 1990
  • 34. 

    Tom Petty was invited to play on which Bob Dylan tour in 1986/87?

    • A.

      True Confessions Tour

    • B.

      Let Me Up Tour

    • C.

      The World Tour

    • D.

      Bring It Back Home Tour

    Correct Answer
    A. True Confessions Tour
    Explanation
    In 1986/87, Tom Petty was invited to play on the True Confessions Tour with Bob Dylan.

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  • 35. 

    What Tom Petty song got him his first Grammy nomination?

    • A.

      Follow That Dream

    • B.

      Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

    • C.

      Mary Jane's Last Dance

    • D.

      Don't Come Around Here No More

    Correct Answer
    B. Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
    Explanation
    "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" is the correct answer because it was a duet between Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks, released in 1981. The song was a commercial success and received critical acclaim, earning Tom Petty his first Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1982. The song's popularity and the collaboration between Petty and Nicks contributed to its recognition and Grammy nomination.

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  • 36. 

    What Tom Petty song won MTV's best male video in 1994?

    • A.

      Free Fallin'

    • B.

      Mary Jane's Last Dance

    • C.

      You Don't Know How If Feels

    • D.

      Highway Companion

    Correct Answer
    B. Mary Jane's Last Dance
    Explanation
    In 1994, Tom Petty's song "Mary Jane's Last Dance" won MTV's best male video. This song was a popular hit and received critical acclaim for its catchy melody and memorable lyrics. The music video for "Mary Jane's Last Dance" also gained attention for its haunting and mysterious storyline. The song's success and recognition from MTV solidified Tom Petty's status as a talented and influential musician in the industry.

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  • 37. 

    Which movie was Tom Petty's first silver screen appearance?

    • A.

      All The Riches

    • B.

      Come Home Tabitha

    • C.

      Made In Heaven

    • D.

      Noone Loves Me Like Kaitlin

    Correct Answer
    C. Made In Heaven
    Explanation
    Tom Petty's first silver screen appearance was in the movie "Made In Heaven".

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  • 38. 

    What year did Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers receive a star on The Walk of Fame?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    A. 1999
    Explanation
    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers received a star on The Walk of Fame in 1999. This indicates that their contribution to the music industry was recognized and honored during that year.

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  • 39. 

    In 2006 which U.S. television network hired Tom Petty to play for a sports event?

    • A.

      CW

    • B.

      ABC

    • C.

      FOX

    • D.

      NBC

    Correct Answer
    B. ABC
    Explanation
    In 2006, ABC hired Tom Petty to play for a sports event.

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  • 40. 

    Who sang "Free Fallin'" with Tom Petty at the 1989 MTV Music Awards?

    • A.

      Peter Gabriel

    • B.

      Axl Rose

    • C.

      Nat King Cole

    • D.

      Bob Dylan

    Correct Answer
    B. Axl Rose
    Explanation
    Axl Rose sang "Free Fallin'" with Tom Petty at the 1989 MTV Music Awards.

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  • 41. 

    What acoustic guitar company has produced Tom Petty 12 & 6 string guitars?

    • A.

      Martin

    • B.

      Santa Cruz

    • C.

      Taylor

    • D.

      Tacoma

    Correct Answer
    A. Martin
    Explanation
    Martin is the correct answer because they are a well-known and respected acoustic guitar company that has produced guitars for many famous musicians, including Tom Petty. They are known for their high-quality craftsmanship and sound, making them a popular choice among professional musicians.

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  • 42. 

    Who sang with Tom Petty at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York?

    • A.

      Bruce Springsteen

    • B.

      Roger McGuinn

    • C.

      Jeff Lynne

    • D.

      Stevie Nicks

    Correct Answer
    B. Roger McGuinn
    Explanation
    Roger McGuinn sang with Tom Petty at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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  • 43. 

    Which album was Tom Petty's first gold album?

    • A.

      You're Gonna Get It!

    • B.

      Full Moon Fever

    • C.

      Echo

    • D.

      Dame The Torpedoes

    Correct Answer
    A. You're Gonna Get It!
    Explanation
    "You're Gonna Get It!" was Tom Petty's first gold album because it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over 500,000 copies. This album was released in 1978 and featured popular songs like "I Need to Know" and "Listen to Her Heart." It marked a significant milestone in Tom Petty's career, establishing him as a successful artist and paving the way for future successes.

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  • 44. 

    What is the name of Tom Petty's third released album?

    • A.

      Hard Promises

    • B.

      Long After Dark

    • C.

      Let Me Up

    • D.

      Damn The Torpedoes

    Correct Answer
    D. Damn The Torpedoes
    Explanation
    Damn The Torpedoes is the correct answer because it is the name of Tom Petty's third released album. This album, released in 1979, was a commercial success and is considered one of Petty's most iconic and influential works. It features hit songs such as "Refugee" and "Don't Do Me Like That," solidifying Petty's place in the rock music scene. The album's title is a reference to a famous quote by Admiral David Farragut during the American Civil War, adding to its significance and impact.

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  • 45. 

    Tom Petty's 2000 Anthology was compiled by what film director?

    • A.

      Clint Eastwood

    • B.

      Jonathan Demme

    • C.

      Sophia Coppola

    • D.

      Cameron Crowe

    Correct Answer
    D. Cameron Crowe
    Explanation
    Cameron Crowe is the correct answer because he is a film director known for his work on movies such as "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire." He has a close relationship with Tom Petty and directed the 1996 documentary "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Playback." It is likely that Crowe's connection to Petty and his knowledge of his music made him a suitable choice to compile the 2000 Anthology.

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  • 46. 

    What year was Tom Petty honored with the Golden Note Award?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      1989

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    D. 1996
    Explanation
    Tom Petty was honored with the Golden Note Award in 1996.

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  • 47. 

    What year did Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers get in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      2002

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    A. 2002
    Explanation
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the year 2002.

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