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

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

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

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

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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.

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