On this day in 1973 Bruce Springsteen released his debut album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. "Blinded By the Light" was released as a single but neither the album, nor the song gained much traction.
And then Manfred Mann's Earth Band covered the song and it went to #1 on the charts in 1977.
"Blinded By the Light" was one of my very favorite songs as a teenager. I would sit by the radio with my cassette recorder just waiting for it to come on the radio. I finally managed to record it and believe it or not, I still have that cassette.