How tall was Tom Petty

Tom Petty's Height

5ft 8.5in (174 cm)

American singer, best remembered for songs such as "Free Fallin" and "I Won't Back Down".

How tall was Tom Petty
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Average Guess (8 Votes)
5ft 8.88in (174.9cm)
MSJC said on 6/Oct/17
Gone too soon :(
Nik said on 5/Oct/17
R.I.P Tom Petty.
Sandy Cowell said on 3/Oct/17
Unbelievable. So sad to hear that this morning.

A big part of my Musical life.
(I'll be playing his music later today, reminiscing.)

RIP Tom xxx 😢
Travis said on 3/Oct/17
Paul said on 3/Oct/17
Sad to hear he's passed (for real this time), RIP.
Coldplay lover said on 2/Oct/17
Sad news out of California today. RIP Tom Petty
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/16
I've been trying to track down one of Tom's songs called 'Hot Summer Nights' for years! It was from the Summer of '79, when I was on the verge of leaving school and also about to see Led Zeppelin at Knebworth! Happy memories!
I have never really taken in Tom Petty's height, not even when he was playing with the Travelling Wilburies, but I have always liked him and respected his music enormously. I'll go for an average 5ft9! Anything drastically either way, I'm bound to have noticed by now!
6'1 Julian said on 24/Dec/14
Does anyone have info on the other Heartbreakers? I've heard people claiming that Stan Lynch (drummer from '76 through '93) was 6'6, and I know the current drummer Steve Ferrone is 6' even, but I wonder about the others. Mike Campbell always looks closer to 5'11 to me, just because he has a couple inches on Tom while wearing normal dress shoes. The other guys I have no idea, all I can really say is Howie Epstein appeared to be a pretty short man.
Sam said on 11/Aug/14
Yeah, Petty often looks barely an inch taller than Bob Dylan, at times Dylan can even seem taller in photos! I don't see anyway the difference between them could be 2 inches as listed unless Dylan's wearing platform shoes.
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Mark said on 28/Jan/13
I thought he was around 5'7 height myself, judging from the video for 'Handle With Care' next to Bob Dylan.
cindy said on 21/Dec/06
i met him about a little over a month ago at the end of their 06 tour. TP was in cowboy boots, but they seemed pretty low. Not like youre average cowboy boots. I stood right next to him (i'm 5'4 in the shoes I was wearing) and he was about 5 or 5 1/2 inches taller than me. 5-9 or maybe 5-9 1/2 seems right, in my opinion. really nice guy though!
Glenn said on 10/Nov/06
5-9.I see him very often.
sam said on 9/Nov/06
Glenn, what was your estimate of Petty?
Brad said on 19/Sep/06
With those boots & hats he always wears, he always looks taller than he is.
Chaplyn said on 13/Apr/06
So how tall is Tom barefoot?
CelebHeights Editor said on 5/Feb/06
Pic of Petty and Glenn up.
mcFan said on 22/Aug/05
Tom Petty wasn't as tall as George Harrison in Traveling Wilburys. George looked 1.5 inches taller than Tom and I think George Harrison was at the most 5'9.5 during Beatle days. I would give Tom a max of 5'8.
Trey61 said on 10/Jul/05
I think 5'-9" could be right, but only in his cowboy boots. I stood backstage at a TP concert in the early '80's and Petty was shorter than my 5'-8" with both of us in western boots. I'd put him more at 5'-7".

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