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Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Classic Rock Songs Sung by the Other Guy: Gimme Five

Most bands have an acknowledged lead singer. But what about when others took over for the Rolling Stones, Heartbreakers, Queen, Doors and Faces?

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “You’re Gonna Get It” (1978)

Petty began to take control of his vocal gifts on the second Heartbreakers album.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl” (1976)

What a way to close their self-titled 1976 debut album.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” (1976)

For as long as rock ‘n’ roll has been around, there have been songs celebrating the genre. In the ’50s, there was “Rock And Roll Music,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay,” “Seven Nights To Rock,” and “Rock Around The Clock,” among many others.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “The Wild One, Forever” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “The Wild One, Forever” (1976)

Tom Petty has written his fair share of songs about mysterious women: “Magnolia,” “Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid)” and “A Thing About You” are just a few notable ones. “The Wild One, Forever” was his first, and it is simultaneously one of his greatest love songs and one of his most heartbreaking.

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Breakdown” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Breakdown” (1976)

“‘Breakdown,’ I wrote that, and we cut it. It was really long. Maybe seven or eight minutes … And somewhere near the end, [Mike] played that lick … Dwight Twilley came in, and when that lick came by, he goes, ‘That’s the lick! Oh man, that’s the lick!’

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976)

Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Rockin’ Around [With You]” (1976)

As it stands today, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of America’s longest running and most beloved rock ‘n’ roll groups.

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Ever wondered which guitar “gently weeped” for George Harrison? Now can you find out — right on your iPad.

Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch (2008)

Mudcrutch was the ancestor band to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers that was fronted by Petty and included future Heartbreakers Benmont Tench, and Petty’s steadfast lead guitar sidekick, Mike Campbell. The lineup also included drummer Randall Marsh and early on, Tom Leadon on second guitar (Tom is Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon’s brother). This Jacksonville, Florida bar band never laid downRead More