The saying “It takes a village” certainly applies to the Patti Smith Group’s breakthrough single “Because the Night.” Bruce Springsteen wrote the song around the time of his 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town. Jimmy Iovine, who engineered and mixed Born to Run and Darkness for Springsteen and was about to produce Smith’s Easter, steered the song to Patti, who added lyrics of her own.

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