Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album 30 years ago. Petty's new solo CD, Highway Companion
, comes out today. The Rock Hall bridges those three decades with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: 30 Years of Rock and Roll
, a memorabilia- and artifact-filled exhibit featuring dozens of never-before-seen items. Highlights include the guitar Petty held on the cover of Damn the Torpedoes
, the floral shirt he wore in the "Free Fallin'" video, and the script for the King of the Hill
episode he voiced. Every part of Petty's career -- including the ragged early years and his supergroup the Traveling Wilburys -- is represented.
July 25-Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.