Tom Petty is beloved by many for his insightful lyrics and infectious music. Here are 5 fun facts about the legendary traveling wilbury you might not know about.



1) Post Nirvana and pre Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl was invited by Tom Petty to fill in for the Heartbreakers former drummer Stan Lynch on their Saturday Night Live performance in 1994.



2) For a time when he was younger, Tom Petty worked as a grave digger.


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3) Petty was the voice of the animated character Lucky on the hit show King Of The Hill.



4) Full Moon Fever, Petty’s first solo album, almost didn’t get its release.



5) When he was 11 years old, he met Elvis Presley. Meeting him inspired Petty to get into music.



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