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Mike Campbell
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    (February 1, 1950- )
    Guitarist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Recorded the albums 'Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,' 'You're Gonna Get It!,' 'Damn the Torpedoes,' 'Hard Promises,' 'Long After Dark,' 'Southern Accents,' 'Let Me Up I've Had Enough,' 'Into the Great Wide Open,' 'Echo' and 'The Last DJ'
    Played guitar on the Tom Petty solo albums 'Full Moon Fever,' 'Wildflowers' and 'Highway Companion'
    Despite playing lead guitar for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, he does not get even close to the same amount of credit as Tom Petty.
    He appears quiet onstage, which surprises people when he plays guitar solos.
    His onstage personality has been described as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide.
    He plays guitar on the soundtrack of the Disney movie 'The Country Bears.'
    Guitar World has said 'there are only a handful of guitarists who can claim to have never wasted a note. Mike Campbell is certainly one of them.'
    He has produced many of Tom Petty's albums.
    He has written songs for Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Johnny Cash.
    He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2002).
    Tom Petty has said of his solos: 'God, how does he do this? When he does, it kind of races through my head.'
    His biggest musical influences are Bob Dylan and the Byrds.

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