Immortalized In Song, '867-5309' Has Bidders' Number

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Tommy Tutone was a one-hit-wonder in 1982 with the song "867-5309 (Jenny)". Now a New Jersey DJ is selling his phone number — that number — on eBay. The bid is now up to $350,000. But there are hundreds of versions of that number across the country. Scott Simon looks into how having that famous number has panned out for other people.

Related NPR Stories



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.