Well they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night
Now they blew up his house too

from Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City Lyrics on Rap Genius


Unlike Hazy Davy, Killer Joe, and the rest of Springsteen’s colorful characters, The Chicken Man was a real person. Gangster Philip Testa’s house really was blown up in Philly in March, 1981. He was called The Chicken Man because of scars from chicken pox

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