Mike Campbell is probably best known for his work in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Campbell first met Petty through Mudcrutch drummer Randall Marsh when they were auditioning him and he suggested his friend Mike to play rhythm guitar. Campbell co-produced the Heartbreakers albums Southern Accents, Pack Up the Plantation: Live!, Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), Into the Great Wide Open, Songs and Music from “She’s the One”, Echo, The Last DJ, The Live Anthology and Mojo, as well as the Petty solo albums Full Moon Fever, Wildflowers, and Highway Companion.
Outside the Heartbreakers, Campbell has co-written and performed on so
ngs including “The Boys of Summer” and “Heart of the Matter” with Don Henley. Other songwriting and performance credits include songs for The Blue Stingrays, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Lone Justice, Roger McGuinn, Tracy Chapman, Warren Zevon, George Harrison, Stevie Nicks, John Prine, Bob Dylan, Restless Sleeper, Patti Scialfa, Brian Setzer, J.D. Souther, Jackson Browne, The Williams Brothers and Robin Zander. He produced four songs on Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl album and played guitar on The Wallflowers’ “6th Avenue Heartache.”