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The song caused a fad of people dialing and asking for “Jenny”. Lead guitarist Jim Keller, interviewed by People insaid “Jenny is a regular girl, not a hooker. Friends of mine wrote her name and number on a men’s room wall at a bar.


I called her on a dare, and we dated for a while. I haven’t talked with her since the song aumni a hit, xlumni I hear she thinks I’m a real jerk for writing it. As a joke, he wrote it on a bathroom wall in a motel where they were staying. However, in a June interview with Songfactsco-writer Alex Call explained his version of the song’s real origins:. Despite all the mythology to the contrary, I actually just came up with the ‘Jenny,’ and the telephone number and the music and all that just sitting in my backyard.

There was no Jenny. I don’t know where the number came from, I was just trying to write a 4-chord Rock song and it just kind of came out. This was back in when I wrote it, and I had at the time a little squirrel-powered 4-track in this industrial yard in California, and I went up there and made a tape of it.

I had the guitar lick, I had the name and number, but I didn’t know what the song was about. This buddy of mine, Jim Kellerwho’s the co-writer, was the lead guitar player in Tommy Tutone.

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He stopped by that afternoon and he said, ‘Al, it’s a girl’s number on a bathroom wall,’ and we had a good laugh. I said, ‘That’s exactly right, that’s exactly what it is. Tommy Tutone’s been using the story for years that there was a Jenny and she ran a recording studio and so forth.


It makes a better story but it’s not true. That sounds a lot better than I made it up under a plum tree in my backyard. I had the thing recorded. I had the name and number, and they were in the same spots, ‘Jenny When Jim showed up, we wrote the verses in 15 or 20 minutes, they were just obvious.

It was just a fun thing, we never thought it would get cut.

In fact, even after Tommy Tutone made the record and ” got on the air, it really didn’t have a lot of promotion to begin with, but it was one of those songs that got a lot of requests and stayed on the charts. It was on the charts for 40 weeks. I’ve met a few Jennys who’ve said, “Oh, you’re the guy who ruined my high school years.

Bamd came to me out of the ether. In the music videothe “Jenny” character is played by Karen Elaine Morton. The song, released in lateinitially gained popularity on the American Gand Coast in January ; many who had the number soon abandoned it because of unwanted calls. When we’d first get calls at 2 or 3 in the morning, my husband would answer the phone. He can’t hear too well.

They’d ask for Jenny, and he’d say “Jimmy doesn’t live here any more.

How Tommy Tutone Dialed Up a Hit with ‘867-5309/Jenny’

Tommy Tutone was the one who had the record. I’d like to get hold of his neck and choke him.

The calls are coming from all over the place. In some cases, alumbi number was picked up by commercial businesses or acquired for use in radio promotions.

Heath said in response, “Maybe I will”, referring to taking legal action on the dispute. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 8th ed. Urban Legends Reference Pages. Retrieved August 20, Retrieved December 27, Retrieved September 1, — via YouTube.


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