Rolling Stone Fact-Checks Famous Rock Songs

From Bob Dylan To Nas, 11 songs with a shaky grasp on history

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Bruce Springsteen - 'Racing In The Street'

Bruce Springsteen's "Racing In The Street" begins with a detailed description of a car. "I got a '69 Chevy with a 396," Springsteen sings. "Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor.'' Ask any car nut and they'll tell you that fuelie heads can't go on a 1969 Chevy 396. "There was no such thing as fuelie heads on a big block, which is what the 396 was – a big block," a 2005 New York Times story quoted an expert saying.  "Now with the small-block Chevy engine, the 327, you could've had fuel-injected cylinder heads. But with the big block, no.''

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