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Tom Petty Plays Wedding: Amazon Exec Fooled By Fake Booking Agent, Ends Up With Real Tom Petty

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A fake booking agent claiming to work for rocker Tom Petty almost caused major heartbreak for one couple earlier this month.

Amazon.com executive Brian Valentine and his now-wife Gianna Puerini became engaged at a Tom Petty concert in 2010. Valentine had enough dough to book the band for his July 21 wedding reception as a gift for his wife, The Smoking Gun reports.

But after finding what he thought was Petty's booking agent online and paying $165,000 for the group, Valentine discovered out he'd been had by Las Vegas resident Chris Lund, who was posing as an agent. Valentine involved the FBI, who arrested Lund on August 2 on felony fraud charges.

Valentine, however, still held onto his dream of Petty playing his wedding reception. He managed to contact Petty's actual management team and booked the band -- for real, this time. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played a full set at the couple's wedding.

The band is the second big-name musician to surprise a bride on her wedding day this month. Elton John recently played a wedding reception in Calgary, Canada, after the groom arranged his appearance as a surprise.

Below, photos of Tom Petty in recent years.

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