Me and some guys from school
Had a band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Joey got married
Shoulda known we'd never get far

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 lyrics meaning

Meaning

Adams' first band was called "Shock" and played covers in nightclubs around Vancouver where he lived and worked.

According to co-writer Jim Vallance, Jimmy was a reference to one of Adams' early drummers and Jody was a reference to Jody Perpik who got married at the time of recording Summer of '69, and who still works with Adams today as his sound engineer.

Jody and his wife appear in Bryan's video for "Summer Of '69", driving away with a "Just Married" sign on the back of their car.

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