Chart Position: 3

  • #19 bestseller for 1975
  • Written by Janis Ian
  • Won Best pop performance- female Grammy award
  • Guitar: Janis Ian
  • Recorded in New York City
  • This is Janis Ian’s biggest hit single
  • The opening line of this song ‘I learned the truth at seventeen’ was inspired by a quote in a New York Times article on debutantes: ‘I learned the truth at eighteen’
  • Janis Ian Performed this song on the very first telecast of NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live on Oct 11 1975

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