This post features pictures of people using payphones, plus a look back on that Jenny song and one of the most famous phone numbers ever.
“Jenny is a regular girl, not a hooker…”
–Jim Keller, Lead Guitarist, Tommy Tutone, People Magazine, 1982
Tommy Tutone | Jenny, I got your number.
What would the Chronicles of Jennifer (or Generation X for that matter) be without the most popular Jenny song evahhhhh? You haven’t really lived until you’ve dialed 867-5309 and asked for Jenny.
867-5309/Jenny came out in 1982, my freshman year of high school. It reached #4 on Billboard Top Tracks Chart and was one of two top 40 hits for 80s band Tommy Tutone.
From Toner on Flickr | CC License Applies
Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?
You give me something I can hold onto
I know you think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and number on the wall
Jenny, I got your number,
I need to make you mine.
Jenny, don’t change your number,
Pictures of People Using Pay Phones
Here’s a picture I shot earlier this week, but i don’t think he’s calling Jenny. He’s probably calling Ashley, because he’s skewing a little older Gen Y (Millennial Generation).
Street photographer James Maher takes pictures of people reading newspapers on subways. Although the shot is a little cliche he said this about it. “In three years, capturing an image like this may be impossible when almost everyone is using e-readers or their phones. This idea makes this image much more fascinating to me,”
This guy is probably a Gen Xer, but I’m thinking he’s more George Strait than Tommy Tutone. Hmmm.
Here’s me looking ridiculously angelic at a payphone outside an abandoned Stuckey’s on the outskirts of Amarillo, Texas. (Summer 2012)
867-5309. Generation X, I got your number.