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Springsteen claims the first verse is true. It tells the story of him driving through his hometown, seeing a picture of him in the window of a Five and Dime next to a velvet Bruce Lee, going in to buy it, with the clerk telling him it was a picture of a "local hero."
Dean wrote the screenplay and lyrics to all the songs in Footloose
. His other hits include "Fame" and "All The Man That I Need."
Mike Love of The Beach Boys
The lead singer/lyricist of The Beach Boys talks about coming up with the words for "Good Vibrations," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Kokomo" and other classic songs.
Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.