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Bruce Springsteen

Background information
Birth name Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Also known as "The Boss"
Born September 23, 1949 (1949-09-23) (age 58)
Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.A
Genre(s) Rock
Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar
Harmonica
Piano
Years active 1965–present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Associated acts E Street Band
The Castiles
Steel Mill
Dr. Zoom and the Sonic Boom
Bruce Springsteen Band
The Seeger Sessions Band
USA for Africa
Website www.brucespringsteen.net/
Notable instrument(s)
Fender Esquire


Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.[1] Springsteen may refer to: Bruce Springsteen - musician Pamela Springsteen - photographer and actress, sister of Bruce Devo Springsteen - record producer and songwriter Jay Springsteen - member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Robert Springsteen - actor Category: ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (598x780, 612 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Bruce Springsteen Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Folk song redirects here. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... The E Street Band is the band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ... Steel Mill was one of Bruce Springsteens early bands and performed regularly on the Jersey Shore, in Virginia, and also in California from 1969 till January 1971. ... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... The Fender Esquire is a solid body electric guitar manufactured by Fender, and was the first guitar sold by Fender in 1950. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... The E Street Band is the band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ... In the late 1970s and 1980s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was heartland rock. ... For other uses, see Americana (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ...


Springsteen's lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects. Political Progressivism or simply Progressivism is an ideology and political philosophy whose adherents promote policies that they believe would reform a countrys government, economy, or society. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ...


Springsteen's recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his iconic status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band present intense ballads, rousing anthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which Springsteen intersperses long, whimsical or deeply emotional stories. This article is about the genre. ... Folk song redirects here. ... A ballad is a story in song, usually a narrative song or poem. ... For the novel by Ayn Rand, see Anthem (novel). ...


Springsteen has long had the nickname "The Boss," a term which he was initially reported to hate but now seems to have come to terms with, as he sometimes jokingly refers to himself as such on stage. The nickname originated when a young Springsteen, playing club gigs with a band in the 1960s, took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[2]

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Life and career

Early years

Springsteen was born at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. He spent his childhood and high school years in Freehold. He lived on South Street in downtown Freehold and attended Freehold Regional High School. His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, was a bus driver of Dutch and Irish ancestry. His mother, Adele Ann Zirilli, was a legal secretary of Italian ancestry.[3] He has an older sister, Virginia, and a younger sister, Pamela. Pamela Springsteen had a brief film career, but left acting to pursue still photography full time. Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Freehold, New Jersey is made up of two municipalities. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Main areas in which Dutch-Americans can be found. ... Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. ... // Competing Official Paralegal Definitions It is interesting and instructive to compare the competing definitions promulgated by the various national organizations: The American Bar Association defines a paralegal or legal assistant as A legal assistant or paralegal is a person qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent. ... Pamela Springsteen (b. ... Lens and mounting of a large format camera Photography is the technique of recording and generating permanent images, by the capturing and preservation of physical stimulus-patterns on a layer of photosensitive material. ...


Raised a Roman Catholic,[4] Springsteen attended the St. Rose of Lima parochial school in Freehold Borough, where he was at odds with both the nuns and other students, even though much of his later music reflected a deep Catholic ethos and included many rock-influenced, traditional Irish-Catholic hymns.[5] The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Catholic schools are education ministries of the Roman Catholic Church. ...


In ninth grade he transferred to the public Freehold High School, but did not fit in there either. He completed high school but felt so uncomfortable that he skipped his own graduation ceremony.[6] He briefly attended Ocean County College, but dropped out.[5] Freehold Borough High School is a four-year Public high school located within Freehold Borough, New Jersey, and is part of the Freehold Regional High School District. ... For other uses, see Graduation (disambiguation). ... Ocean County College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public, community college located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ...


Springsteen had been inspired to take up music at the age of seven after seeing Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show. At 13, he bought his first guitar for $18; later, his mother took out a loan to buy the 16-year-old Springsteen a $60 Kent guitar, an event he later memorialized in his song "The Wish". Elvis redirects here. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


In 1965, he went to the house of Tex and Marion Vinyard, who sponsored young bands in town. They helped him become the lead guitarist of The Castiles, and later lead singer of the group. The Castiles recorded two original songs at a public recording studio in Brick Township, New Jersey and played a variety of venues, including Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village. Marion Vinyard said that she believed Springsteen when, as a young man, he said he was going to make it big.[7] ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Cafe Wha? at the corner of MacDougal and Minetta streets. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ...

Cities such as Asbury Park, New Jersey inspired the themes of ordinary life in Bruce Springsteen's music.
Cities such as Asbury Park, New Jersey inspired the themes of ordinary life in Bruce Springsteen's music.

From 1969 through early 1971, Springsteen performed around New Jersey with guitarist Steve Van Zandt, organist Danny Federici, drummer Vini Lopez, and later bassist Vinnie Roslin, in a band called Child, subsequently renamed Steel Mill. They went on to play the mid-Atlantic college circuit, and also briefly in California. During this time Springsteen also performed regularly at small clubs in Asbury Park and along the Jersey Shore, quickly gathering a cult following. Other acts followed over the next two years, as Springsteen sought to shape a unique and genuine musical and songwriting style: Dr Zoom & the Sonic Boom (early-mid 1971), Sundance Blues Band (mid 1971), and The Bruce Springsteen Band (mid 1971-mid 1972). With the addition of pianist David Sancious, the core of what would later become the E Street Band was formed, with occasional temporary additions such as horns sections, "The Zoomettes" (a group of female backing vocalists for "Dr Zoom") and Southside Johnny Lyon on harmonica. Musical genres explored included blues, R&B, jazz, church music, early rock'n'roll, and soul. His prolific songwriting ability, with more words in some individual songs than other artists had in whole albums, brought his skill to the attention of several people who were about to change his life: new managers Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos, and legendary Columbia Records talent scout John Hammond, who, under Appel's pressure, auditioned Springsteen in May 1972. Asbury Park, New Jersey boardwalk in July 2002 © 2002 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Asbury Park, New Jersey boardwalk in July 2002 © 2002 Matthew Trump File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Steven van Zandt (born November 22, 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts) is one of the founding members of Bruce Springsteens E-Street Band and plays guitar and mandolin. ... Danny Federici (born January 23, 1950) is an American musician, most known as the longtime organ and keyboard player for Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. ... Vini Mad Dog Lopez is an American drummer, best known as the original drummer for Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. ... Steel Mill was one of Bruce Springsteens early bands and performed regularly on the Jersey Shore, in Virginia, and also in California from 1969 till January 1971. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ... Jersey Shore can also refer to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. ... This article does not discuss cultist groups, personality cults, or cult in its original sense of religious practice. See cult (disambiguation) for more meanings of the term cult. A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific area of pop culture. ... David Sancious (born November 30, 1953 in Asbury Park, New Jersey) is an American musician. ... Southside Johnny (real name John Lyon, born December 4, 1948 in Neptune, New Jersey) is an American singer, harmonica player, and songwriter, who usually fronts his band The Asbury Jukes. ... Mike Appel is an American music industry manager and record producer, most known for his role in both capacities early in the career of Bruce Springsteen. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... John Henry Hammond (December 15, 1910–July 10, 1987) was a record producer, musician and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. ...


Even after gaining international acclaim, Springsteen's New Jersey roots reverberated in his music, and he routinely praised "the great state of New Jersey" in his live shows. Drawing on his extensive local appeal, he routinely sold out consecutive nights in major New Jersey and Philadelphia venues and, much like the Grateful Dead, had song lists that varied significantly from one night to the next. He also made many surprise appearances at The Stone Pony and other shore nightclubs over the years, becoming the foremost exponent of the Jersey Shore sound. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the band. ... The Stone Pony, located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is one of the worlds most well-known music venues. ... The Jersey Shore sound was a genre of rock and roll popularized at the Jersey Shore on the Atlantic Ocean coast of New Jersey, that went by a variety of names or, more often, was defined by its artists. ...


1972–1974

Springsteen on the October 27, 1975 cover of Time magazine

Springsteen signed a record deal with Columbia Records in 1972, with the help of John Hammond, who had signed Bob Dylan to the same record label a decade earlier. Springsteen brought many of his New Jersey-based colleagues into the studio with him, thus forming the E Street Band (although it would not be formally named as such for a couple more years). His debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., released in January 1973, established him as a critical favorite,[8] though sales were slow. Because of his lyrics-heavy, folk rock-rooted music exemplified on tracks like "Blinded by the Light" and "For You," as well as the Columbia and Hammond connections, critics initially compared Springsteen to Bob Dylan. "He sings with a freshness and urgency I haven't heard since I was rocked by 'Like a Rolling Stone'," wrote Crawdaddy magazine editor Peter Knobler in Springsteen's first interview/profile, in March, 1973. Crawdaddy "discovered" Springsteen in the rock press and was his earliest champion. Famed music critic Lester Bangs wrote in Creem, 1975, that when Springsteen's first album was released....."many of us dismissed it: he wrote like Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, sang like Van Morrison and Robbie Robertson, and led a band that sounded like Van Morrison's."[9] The track "Spirit in the Night" especially showed Morrison's influence, while "Lost in the Flood" was the first of many portraits of Vietnam veterans and "Growin' Up" his first take on the recurring theme of adolescence. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... TIME redirects here. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... John Henry Hammond (December 15, 1910–July 10, 1987) was a record producer, musician and music critic from the 1930s to the early 1980s. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The E Street Band is the band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ... Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. was the first album recorded by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music), and sold about 25,000 copies in the first year. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... Audio sample Blinded by the Light is a song written and originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen. ... Highway 61 Revisited track listing Like a Rolling Stone (1) Tombstone Blues (2) Music sample: Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone 30 seconds (of 6:10) Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Lester Bangs during an interview Leslie Conway Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, author and musician. ... CREEM, Americas Only Rock n Roll Magazine, was a monthly rock n roll publication started in 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since the late 1950s. ... Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known for his membership in The Band. ... This article is about veterans of the Vietnam War. ... Growin Up is a song by Bruce Springsteen from the album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in 1973. ...


In September 1973 his second album, The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle was released, again to critical acclaim but no commercial success. Springsteen's songs became grander in form and scope, with the E Street Band providing a less folky, more R&B vibe and the lyrics often romanticizing teenage street life. "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" and "Incident on 57th Street" would become fan favorites, and the long, rousing "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)" would rank among Springsteen's most beloved concert numbers. The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is the second album by Bruce Springsteen and the as-yet-unnamed E Street Band, it is described by All Music Guide as One of the greatest albums in the history of rock and roll. ... Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) is a 1973 song by Bruce Springsteen, from his The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle album, and is especially famed as a concert number for Springsteen and The E Street Band. ...


In the May 22, 1974 issue of Boston's The Real Paper, music critic Jon Landau wrote after seeing a performance at the Harvard Square Theater, "I saw the future of rock and roll and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time."[10] Landau subsequently became Springsteen's manager and producer, helping to finish the epic new album, Born to Run. Given an enormous budget in a last-ditch effort at a commercially viable record, Springsteen became bogged down in the recording process while striving for a wall of sound production. But, fed by the release of an early mix of "Born to Run" to progressive rock radio, anticipation built toward the album's release. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Real Paper was a Boston alternative weekly newspaper that ran from August 2, 1972, to June 18, 1981, often devoting space to counterculture issues of the early 1970s. ... Jon Landau is an American music critic, manager, and record producer, most known for his association in all three capacities with Bruce Springsteen. ... he is the best in the world, some call him the junior jose, special 1 version 2 ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... This article is about the music production effect. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Progressive rock is a radio station programming format that prospered in the late 1960s and 1970s, in which the disc jockeys are given wide lattitude in what they may play, similar to the freeform format but with the proviso that some kind of rock music is almost always what is...


The woman in his life during this time was part-time live-in 20-year-old girlfriend Karen Darvin of Dallas, Texas who was in New York City pursuing a career in dancing. [1]


1975–1981

On August 13, 1975, Springsteen and the E Street Band began a five-night, 10-show stand at New York's Bottom Line club; it attracted major media attention, was broadcast live on WNEW-FM, and convinced many skeptics that Springsteen was for real. (Decades later, Rolling Stone magazine would name the stand as one of the 50 Moments That Changed Rock and Roll.[11]) With the release of Born to Run on August 25, 1975, Springsteen finally found success: while there were no real hit singles, "Born to Run", "Thunder Road", "Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" and "Jungleland" all received massive FM radio airplay and remain perennial favorites on many classic rock stations to this day. With its panoramic imagery, thundering production and desperate optimism, some fans consider this among the best rock and roll albums of all time and Springsteen's finest work. It established him as a sincere and dynamic rock and roll personality who spoke for and in the voice of a large part of the rock audience. To cap off the triumph, Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Time and Newsweek in the same week, on October 27 of that year. So great did the wave of publicity become that Springsteen eventually rebelled against it during his first venture overseas, tearing down promotional posters before a concert appearance in London. is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For articles with similar names, see Bottom line (disambiguation). ... WNEW is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Thunder Road is a song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen, and the opening track on his 1975 breakthrough album Born to Run. ... The almost ten-minute long, epic closing song on Bruce Springsteens classic 1975 album Born to Run, Jungleland tells a tale of gang violence. ... FM broadcasting in the U.S. began in the 1930s. ... For the magazine, see Classic Rock (magazine). ... TIME redirects here. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Hammersmith Odeon London 75 is the fourth live album by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, released in 2006 (see 2006 in music). ...


A legal battle with former manager Mike Appel kept Springsteen out of the studio for over two years, during which time he kept The E Street Band together through extensive touring across the U.S. Despite the optimistic fervor with which he often performed, the new songs he was writing and often debuting on stage had taken a more somber tone than much of his previous work. Reaching settlement with Appel in 1977, Springsteen finally returned to the studio, and the subsequent sessions produced Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978). Musically, this album was a turning point of Springsteen's career. Gone were the rapid-fire lyrics, outsized characters and long, multi-part musical compositions of the first three albums; now the songs were leaner and more carefully drawn and began to reflect Springsteen's growing intellectual and political awareness. Some fans consider Darkness Springsteen's best and most consistent record; tracks such as "Badlands" and "The Promised Land" became concert staples for decades to come, while the track "Prove It All Night" received a significant amount of radio airplay (#33, Billboard Hot 100). Other fans would prefer the work of the adventurous early Springsteen.[12] The cross-country 1978 tour to promote the album would become legendary for the intensity of its shows. Mike Appel is an American music industry manager and record producer, most known for his role in both capacities early in the career of Bruce Springsteen. ... ==Individual Studio== A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Born to Run was Bruce Springsteens last, best hope for fortune and fame. ... Darkness on the Edge of Town is a rock album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... Badlands was the first song on Bruce Springsteens fourth studio album Darkness on the Edge of Town. ... Prove It All Night was the ninth song on Bruce Springsteens fourth studio album Darkness on the Edge of Town, and the first single released from it. ... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands Darkness Tour was a concert tour of North America that ran from May 1978 through the rest of the year, in conjunction with the release of Springsteens album Darkness on the Edge of Town. ...


By the late 1970s, Springsteen had earned a reputation in the pop world as a songwriter whose material could provide hits for other bands. Manfred Mann's Earth Band had achieved a U.S. number one pop hit with a heavily rearranged version of Greetings' "Blinded by the Light" in early 1977. Patti Smith reached number 13 with her take on Springsteen's unreleased "Because the Night" (which Smith co-wrote) in 1978, while The Pointer Sisters hit number two in 1979 with Springsteen's also-unreleased "Fire". Manfred Manns Earth Band are a rock group formed by Manfred Mann, in 1971, following the demise of Manns former group Manfred Mann. ... Audio sample Blinded by the Light is a song written and originally recorded by Bruce Springsteen. ... Patricia Lee (Patti) Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American musician, singer, and poet. ... Audio sample Info (help·info) This article is about the song. ... The Pointer Sisters was an American vocal group and recording act that achieved great success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Fire is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and first recorded by Robert Gordon in 1978. ...


In September 1979, Springsteen and the E Street Band joined the Musicians United for Safe Energy anti-nuclear power collective at Madison Square Garden for two nights, playing an abbreviated setlist while premiering two songs from his upcoming album. The subsequent No Nukes live album, as well as the following summer's No Nukes documentary film, represented the first official recordings and filmings of Springsteen's fabled live act, as well as Springsteen's first tentative dip into political involvement. Musicians United for Safe Energy was a group founded in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall of Orleans. ... CND logo In British politics, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has been at the forefront of the peace movement in the United Kingdom and claims to be Europes largest single-issue peace campaign. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... No Nukes: The Muse Concerts For a Non-Nuclear Future was a 1980 triple live album that contained selections from the September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy collective, with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall being the key organizers of... No Nukes is a 1980 documentary and concert film that contained selections from the September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy collective, with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall being the key organizers of the event and guiding forces behind the...


Springsteen continued to consolidate his thematic focus on working-class life with the 20-song double album The River in 1980, which finally yielded his first hit Top Ten single as a performer, "Hungry Heart", but also included an intentionally paradoxical range of material from good-time party rockers to emotionally intense ballads. The album sold well, and a long tour in 1980 and 1981 followed, featuring Springsteen's first extended playing of Europe and ending with a series of multi-night arena stands in major cities in the U.S. Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used in academic sociology and in ordinary conversation. ... A double album is an audio album of sufficient length that two units of the medium in which it is sold (especially records and compact discs) are necessary to contain the entirety of it. ... The River is a double album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... This article is about the Bruce Springsteen song. ... The River Tour was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in 1980 and 1981, beginning concurrently with the release of Springsteens album The River. ...


1982–1989

Springsteen suddenly veered off the normal rock career course, following The River with the stark solo acoustic Nebraska in 1982. According to the Marsh biographies, Springsteen was in a depressed state when he wrote this material, and the result is a brutal depiction of American life. The title track on this album is about the murder spree of Charles Starkweather. The album actually started (according to Marsh) as a demo tape for new songs to be played with the E Street Band - but during the recording process, Springsteen and producer Landau realized they worked better as solo acoustic numbers; several attempts at re-recording the songs in a studio led them to realize that the original versions, recorded on a simple, low-tech four-track cassette deck in Springsteen's kitchen, were the best versions they were going to get. A steel string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar descended from the classical guitar, but strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. ... Nebraska is the sixth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ... Charles Starkweather (November 24, 1938 – June 25, 1959) was a spree killer who murdered 11 victims in Nebraska and Wyoming during a road trip with his underage girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate. ...


While Nebraska did not sell especially well, it garnered widespread critical praise (including being named "Album of the Year" by Rolling Stone magazine's critics) and influenced later significant works by other major artists, including U2's album, The Joshua Tree. It helped inspire the musical genre known as lo-fi music, becoming a cult favorite among indie-rockers. Springsteen did not tour in conjunction with Nebraska's release. This article is about the magazine. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other uses, see Joshua tree (disambiguation). ... Lo-fi is a subgenre of indie rock which uses lo-fi recording practices. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ...


Springsteen probably is best known for his album Born in the U.S.A. (1984), which sold 15 million copies in the U.S. alone and became one of the best-selling albums of all time with seven singles hitting the top 10, and the massively successful world tour that followed it. The title track was a bitter commentary on the treatment of Vietnam veterans, some of whom were Springsteen's friends and bandmates. The song was widely misinterpreted as jingoistic, and in connection with the 1984 presidential campaign became the subject of considerable folklore. Springsteen also turned down several million dollars offered by Chrysler Corporation for using the song in a car commercial. (In later years, Springsteen performed the song accompanied only with acoustic guitar to make the song's original meaning more explicitly clear. An acoustic version also appeared on Tracks, a later album.) "Dancing in the Dark" was the biggest of seven hit singles from Born in the U.S.A., peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard music charts. The music video for the song featured a young Courteney Cox dancing on stage with Springsteen, an appearance which helped kickstart the actress's career. A number of the videos for the album were made by noted film directors Brian De Palma or John Sayles. Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Born in the U.S.A. is a 1984 song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. ... This article is about veterans of the Vietnam War. ... Ten Thousand Miles From Tip to Tip, an 1898 political cartoon depicting the extension of the United States dominion Jingoism is chauvinistic patriotism, usually associated with a War Hawk political stance. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Born in the U.S.A. is a 1984 song written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. ... The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... Dancing in the Dark is an 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Courteney Bass Cox Arquette (born Cox on June 15, 1964) is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for her role as Monica Geller in the hugely popular television sitcom Friends. ... Brian De Palma (born Brian Russell DePalma on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is a controversial American film director, best known for directing the Al Pacino classic Scarface, and the Academy Award-winning The Untouchables. ... Photo of John Sayles by Robert Birnbaum John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an independent American film director and writer who frequently takes a small part in his own and other indie films. ...


During the Born in the U.S.A. Tour he met actress Julianne Phillips. They were married in Lake Oswego, Oregon, on May 13, 1985 surrounded by intense media attention. Opposites in background, their marriage was not to be long-lived. Springsteen's 1987 album Tunnel of Love described some of his unhappinesses in the relationship and during the subsequent Tunnel of Love Express tour, Springsteen took up with backup singer Patti Scialfa, as reported by many tabloids. Subsequently, Phillips and Springsteen filed for divorce in 1988[13]. The divorce was finalized in 1989. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Julianne Phillips (born Julianne Smith on May 13, 1960 in Lake Oswego, Oregon) is an American model and actress. ... The Tunnel of Love Express was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in 1988. ... Vivienne Patti Scialfa (Skal-fa) (born July 29, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for being a bandmate, and later wife, of rock star Bruce Springsteen. ...


The Born in the U.S.A. period represented the height of Springsteen's visibility in popular culture and the broadest audience demographic he would ever reach (this was further helped by releasing Arthur Baker dance mixes of three of the singles). Live/1975–85, a five-record box set (also released on three cassettes or three CDs), was released near the end of 1986 and also became a huge success, selling 13 million units in the U.S. and becoming the first box set to debut at No. 1 on the U.S. album charts. It is one of the best selling live albums of all time. It summed up Springsteen's career to that point and displayed some of the elements that made his shows so powerful to his fans: the switching from mournful dirges to party rockers and back; the communal sense of purpose between artist and audience; the long, intense spoken passages before songs, including those describing Springsteen's difficult relationship with his father; and the instrumental prowess of the E Street Band, such as in the long coda to "Racing in the Street". Despite its popularity, some fans and critics felt the album's song selection could have been better. Springsteen concerts are the subjects of frequent bootleg recording and trading among fans. Arthur Baker (born April 22, 1955, Boston, Massachusetts[1]) is an American record producer and DJ best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol and the British group New Order. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... Live/1975–85 is a live album by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Coda sign Coda (Italian for tail; from the Latin cauda), in music, is a passage which brings a movement or a separate piece to a conclusion through prolongation. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ...


After this commercial peak, Springsteen released the much more sedate and contemplative Tunnel of Love (1987), a mature reflection on the many faces of love found, lost and squandered, which only selectively used the E Street Band. It presaged the breakup of his first marriage, to Julianne Phillips. Reflecting the challenges of love in Brilliant Disguise, Springsteen sang: Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ...

I heard somebody call your name, from underneath our willow. I saw something tucked in shame, underneath your pillow. Well I've tried so hard baby, but I just can't see. What a woman like you is doing with me.

The subsequent Tunnel of Love Express tour shook up fans with changes to the stage layout, favorites dropped from the set list, and horn-based arrangements; during the European leg in 1988, Springsteen's relationship with E Street Band backup singer Patti Scialfa became public. Later in 1988, Springsteen headlined the truly worldwide Human Rights Now! tour for Amnesty International. In the fall of 1989, he dissolved the E Street Band, and he and Scialfa relocated to California. The Tunnel of Love Express was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in 1988. ... Human Rights Now! was a worldwide tour of twenty benefit concerts on behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience...


1990s

Bruce Springsteen won an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Awards for his song "Streets of Philadelphia" on the Philadelphia soundtrack.

Springsteen married Scialfa in 1991; they have three children Evan James (b.1990), Jessica Rae (b.1991) and Sam Ryan (b.1994).[14] The cover of Bruce Springsteens Streets of Philadelphia single. ... The cover of Bruce Springsteens Streets of Philadelphia single. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... Philadelphia is a 1993 movie written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ...


In 1992, after risking charges of "going Hollywood" by moving to Los Angeles (a radical move for someone so linked to the blue-collar life of the Jersey Shore) and working with session musicians, Springsteen released two albums at once. Human Touch and Lucky Town were even more introspective than any of his previous work. Also different about these albums was the confidence he displayed. As opposed to his first two albums, which dreamed of happiness, and his next four, which showed him growing to fear it, at points during the Lucky Town album, Springsteen actually claims happiness for himself. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Human Touch is the ninth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Lucky Town is the tenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ...


Some E Street Band fans voiced (and continue to voice) a low opinion of these albums, (especially Human Touch), and did not follow the subsequent "Other Band" Tour. For other fans, however, who had only come to know Springsteen after the 1975 consolidation of the E Street Band, the "Other Band" Tour was an exciting opportunity to see Springsteen develop a working onstage relationship with a different group of musicians, and to see him explore the Asbury Park soul-and-gospel base in some of his classic material. The Bruce Springsteen and the Other Band Tour was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and a new backing band, that took place from mid-1992 to mid-1993. ...


An electric band appearance on the acoustic MTV Unplugged television program (that was later released as In Concert/MTV Plugged) was poorly received and further cemented fan dissatisfaction. Springsteen seemed to realize this a few years hence when he spoke humorously of his late father during his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech: MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... In Concert/MTV Plugged is a 1992 concert video and 1993 live album by Bruce Springsteen. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...

I've gotta thank him because — what would I conceivably have written about without him? I mean, you can imagine that if everything had gone great between us, we would have had disaster. I would have written just happy songs – and I tried it in the early '90s and it didn't work; the public didn't like it.[15]

A multiple Grammy Award winner, Springsteen also won an Academy Award in 1994 for his song "Streets of Philadelphia", which appeared in the soundtrack to the film Philadelphia. The song, along with the film, was applauded by many for its sympathetic portrayal of a gay man dying of AIDS.[citation needed] The music video for the song shows Springsteen's actual vocal performance, recorded using a hidden microphone, to a prerecorded instrumental track. This was a technique developed on the "Brilliant Disguise" video. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... Philadelphia is a 1993 movie written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ... GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


In 1995, after temporarily re-organizing the E Street Band for a few new songs recorded for his first Greatest Hits album (a recording session that was chronicled in the documentary Blood Brothers), he released his second (mostly) solo guitar album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, inspired by "Journey to Nowhere: The Saga of the New Underclass," a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Dale Maharidge. This was generally less well-received than the similar Nebraska, due to the minimal melody, twangy vocals, and political nature of most of the songs, although some praised it for giving voice to immigrants and others who rarely have one in American culture. The lengthy, worldwide, small-venue solo acoustic Ghost of Tom Joad Tour that followed successfully featured many of his older songs in drastically reshaped acoustic form, although Springsteen had to explicitly remind his audiences to be quiet during the performances. Bruce Springsteens first compilation released on 27th of february 1995, on Columbia. ... Blood Brothers is a 1996 documentary film portraying the temporary reunion of Bruce Springsteen with The E Street Band in 1995. ... The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... Dale Maharidge (1956- ) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist best known for his collaborations with photographer Michael Williamson. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour was a lengthy, worldwide concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen performing alone on stage in small halls and theatres, that ran off and on from late 1995 through the middle of 1997. ...


Following the tour, Springsteen moved back to New Jersey with his family.[16] In 1998, another precursor to the E Street Band's upcoming re-birth appeared in the form of a sprawling, four-disc box set of out-takes, Tracks. In 1999, Springsteen and the E Street Band officially came together again and went on the extensive Reunion Tour, lasting over a year. Highlights included a record sold-out, 15-show run at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey to kick off the American leg of the tour. A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ... For the album of the same name by Collin Raye, see Tracks (Collin Raye album). ... The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour was a lengthy, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place over 1999 and 2000. ... Continental Airlines Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ...


2000s

Springsteen's Reunion Tour with the E Street Band ended with a triumphant ten-night, sold-out engagement at New York City's Madison Square Garden in mid-2000 and controversy over a new song, "American Skin (41 Shots)", about the police shooting of Amadou Diallo. The final shows at Madison Square Garden were recorded and resulted in an HBO Concert, with corresponding DVD and album releases as Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in New York City. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... American Skin (41 Shots) is a song written by Bruce Springsteen. ... Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 - February 4, 1999), a Guinean living in New York City, was killed under controversial circumstances by four white police officers in the New York City Police Departments Street Crime Unit, at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of the Bronx. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ...


In 2002, Springsteen released his first studio effort with the full band in 18 years, The Rising, produced by Brendan O'Brien. The album, mostly a reflection on the September 11 attacks, was a critical and popular success. The title track gained airplay in several radio formats, and the record became Springsteen's best-selling album of new material in 15 years. Kicked off by an early-morning Asbury Park appearance on The Today Show, The Rising Tour commenced, barnstorming through a series of single-night arena stands in the U.S. and Europe to promote the album in 2002, then returning for large-scale, multiple-night stadium shows in 2003. While Springsteen had maintained a loyal hardcore fan base everywhere (and particularly in Europe), his general popularity had dipped over the years in some southern and midwestern regions of the U.S. But it was still strong in Europe and along the U.S. coasts, and he played an unprecedented 10 nights in Giants Stadium in New Jersey, a ticket-selling feat to which no other musical act has come close.[17] During these shows Springsteen thanked those fans who were attending multiple shows and those who were coming from long distances or another country; the advent of robust Bruce-oriented online communities had made such practices more common. The Rising Tour came to a final conclusion with three nights in Shea Stadium, highlighted by renewed controversy over "American Skin" and a guest appearance by Bob Dylan. The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ... Brendan OBrien is a record producer, engineer and mixer who has worked with many artists, including Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Our Lady Peace, Aerosmith, The Wallflowers, Matthew Sweet, Limp Bizkit, Velvet Revolver, Lifehouse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, KoЯn, Follow For Now, Trey Anastasio... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... The Rising is a single by the American band Trivium. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ... The Rising Tour was a lengthy, worldwide, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in arenas and stadiums over 2002 and 2003. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. ... This article is about the home of the New York Mets. ... This article is about the recording artist. ...


During the 2000s, Springsteen became a visible advocate for the revitalization of Asbury Park, and he's played an annual series of winter holiday concerts there to benefit various local businesses, organizations and causes. These shows are explicitly intended for the faithful, featuring numbers such as the unreleased (until Tracks) E Street Shuffle outtake "Thundercrack", a rollicking group-participation song that would mystify casual Springsteen fans. He also frequently rehearses for tours in Asbury Park; some of his most devoted followers even go so far as to stand outside the building to hear what fragments they can of the upcoming shows. The song "My City of Ruins" was originally written about Asbury Park, in honor of the attempts to revitalize the city. Looking for an appropriate song for a post-Sept. 11 benefit concert honoring New York City, he selected "My City of Ruins," which was immediately recognized as an emotional highlight of the concert, with its gospel themes and its heartfelt exhortations to "Rise up!" The song became associated with post-9/11 New York, and he chose it to close "The Rising" album and as an encore on the subsequent tour. Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ...


At the Grammy Awards of 2003, Springsteen performed The Clash's "London Calling" along with Elvis Costello, Dave Grohl, and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt in tribute to Joe Strummer; Springsteen and the Clash had once been considered multiple-album-dueling rivals at the time of the double The River and the triple Sandinista!. The 45th Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003. ... This article is about the English punk rock band. ... London Calling is the hit song off the album of the same name (London Calling, 1979) by the U.K. punk/rock band The Clash; it is also the albums first track. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ... Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. ... John Graham Mellor (August 21, 1952 – December 22, 2002), better known as Joe Strummer, was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead singer of the English punk rock band The Clash. ... The River is a double album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Sandinista! is the fourth album by the punk rock band The Clash. ...

Springsteen and the Sessions Band performing in Milan in 2006
Springsteen and the Sessions Band performing in Milan in 2006

In 2004, Springsteen announced that he and the E Street Band would participate in a politically motivated "Vote for Change" tour, in conjunction with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Bright Eyes, Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne and other musicians. All concerts were to be held in swing states, to benefit MoveOn.org and to encourage people to vote against George W. Bush. A finale was held in Washington, D.C., bringing many of the artists together. Several days later, Springsteen held one more such concert in New Jersey, when polls showed that state surprisingly close. While in past years Springsteen had played benefits for causes in which he believed – against nuclear energy, for Vietnam veterans, Amnesty International and the Christic Institute – he had always refrained from explicitly endorsing candidates for political office (indeed he had rejected the efforts of Walter Mondale to attract an endorsement during the 1984 Reagan "Born in the U.S.A." flap). This new stance led to criticism and praise from the expected partisan sources. Springsteen's "No Surrender" became the main campaign theme song for John Kerry's unsuccessful presidential campaign; in the last days of the campaign, he performed acoustic versions of the song and some of his other old songs at Kerry rallies. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Concept Vote for Change was a politically motivated American popular music concert tour that took place in October 2004. ... John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is a Grammy-winning American rock singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... This article is about the musician. ... The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ... This article is about the rock group. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ... Bright Eyes is a band consisting of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omahas indie music scene. ... Dave Matthews Band (also known by the acronym DMB) is a United States-based rock band, originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991 by singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... For the film of the same name, see Swing State (film). ... MoveOn is a non-profit public policy advocacy group[2] that has raised millions of dollars for Democratic Party candidates in the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Musicians United for Safe Energy was a group founded in 1979 by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall of Orleans. ... This article is about veterans of the Vietnam War. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... The Christic Institute was a liberal public interest law firm founded in 1980 by Daniel Sheehan, his wife, Sara Nelson and their partner, William J. Davis, who was a Jesuit priest. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (largely established by former Vice President Hubert Humphrey). ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... This article is about the presidential campaign of John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and the nominee of the Democratic Party to challenge Republican incumbent President George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election on November 2, 2004. ...


Devils & Dust was released on April 26, 2005, and was recorded without the E Street Band. It is a low-key, mostly acoustic album, in the same vein as Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad although with a little more instrumentation. Some of the material was written almost 10 years earlier during, or shortly after, the Ghost of Tom Joad Tour, a couple of them being performed then but never released.[18] The title track concerns an ordinary soldier's feelings and fears during the Iraq War. Starbucks rejected a co-branding deal for the album, due in part to some sexually explicit content but also because of Springsteen's anti-corporate politics. Nonetheless, the album entered the album charts at No. 1 in 10 countries (United States, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Ireland). Springsteen began the solo Devils & Dust Tour at the same time as the album's release, playing both small and large venues. Attendance was disappointing in a few regions, and everywhere (other than in Europe) tickets were easier to get than in the past. Unlike his mid-1990s solo tour, he performed on piano, electric piano, pump organ, autoharp, ukulele, banjo, electric guitar and stomping board, as well as acoustic guitar and harmonica, adding variety to the solo sound. (Offstage synthesizer, guitar and percussion also are used for some songs.) Unearthly renditions of "Reason to Believe", "The Promised Land", and Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream" jolted audiences to attention, while rarities, frequent set list changes, and a willingness to keep trying even through audible piano mistakes kept most of his loyal audiences happy. Devils & Dust is the thirteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, and his third folk album (after Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad, respectively). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Devils & Dust was the title track on Bruce Springsteens thirteenth studio album Devils & Dust. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... For other uses of Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... The Devils & Dust Tour was a 2005 concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen performing alone on stage on a variety of instruments. ... An electric piano (e-piano) is an electric musical instrument whose popularity started in the late 1960s, was at its greatest during the 1970s and still is big today. ... Pump organ, a version of the reed organ where the player maintains the air pressure needed for creating the sound in the free reeds by pumping with his feet. ... An Autoharp The Autoharp is a musical string instrument having a series of chord bars attached to dampers which, when depressed, mute all the strings other than those that form the desired chord. ... The ukulele (from Hawaiian: , pronounced ), variantly spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK), or alternately abbreviated uke, is a chordophone classified as a plucked lute; it is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, generally with four strings or four courses of strings. ... For other uses, see Banjo (disambiguation) The banjo is a stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments. ... Synth redirects here. ... Suicide is an American rock music group intermittently active since 1971 and composed of Alan Vega (vocals) and Martin Rev (synthesizers and drum machines). ... Set List by The Frames was recorded live in Dublin in November 2002. ...


In November 2005, New Jersey Senators Frank Lautenberg and Jon Corzine sponsored a U.S. Senate resolution to honor Springsteen on the 30th anniversary of the release of his Born to Run album. In general, resolutions honoring native sons are passed with a simple voice vote. For unstated reasons, this resolution was killed in committee.[19] Also in November 2005, Sirius Satellite Radio started a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week radio station on Channel 10 called "E Street Radio." This channel featured commercial-free Bruce Springsteen music, including rare tracks, interviews and daily concerts of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band recorded throughout their career. Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American businessman and Democratic Party politician. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the Governor of New Jersey. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


In 2006, Canadian band Tegan and Sara contributed a cover of Springsteen's, "Dancing in the Dark", to Australian radio station Triple J's Like a Version radio programme. The track was released on a compilation disc of that programme's songs, Like a Version: Volume Two. The band have recognized Springsteen as their main musical influence when growing up. Tegan and Sara is a band consisting of Canadian singer-songwriters, and identical twins, Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Kiersten Quin (born September 19, 1980). ... The phrase Dancing in the dark may refer to several things: A song by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, featured in the film The Band Wagon. ...


In April 2006, Springsteen released another radical departure, We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, an American roots music project focused around a big folk sound treatment of 15 songs popularized by the radical musical activism of Pete Seeger. It was recorded with a large ensemble of musicians, including only Patti Scialfa, Soozie Tyrell, and The Miami Horns from past efforts. In contrast to previous albums, this was recorded in only three one-day sessions, and frequently one can hear Springsteen calling out key changes live as the band explores its way through the tracks. The Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour began the same month, featuring the 18-strong ensemble of musicians dubbed the Seeger Sessions Band (and later shortened to the Sessions Band). Seeger Sessions material was heavily featured, as well as a handful of (usually drastically rearranged) Springsteen numbers. The tour proved very popular in Europe, selling out everywhere and receiving some excellent reviews,[20] but newspapers reported that a number of U.S. shows suffered from sparse attendance.[21][22][23] By the end of 2006, the Seeger Sessions tour toured Europe twice and toured America for only a short span. Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band: Live in Dublin, containing selections from three nights of November 2006 shows at the The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, was released the following June. Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), better known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival. ... The Miami Horns are a horn section best known for touring and/or recording with Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven and the Max Weinberg Seven. ... The Bruce Springsteen with The Seeger Sessions Band Tour is a 2006 concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and a large group playing what was billed as An all-new evening of gospel, folk, and blues, otherwise seen as a form of big band folk music. ... Located on the north quay of Dublins River Liffey, The Point Theatre(originally known as The Point Depot) was constructed in 1878 as a train depot to serve the nearby busy port. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ...


Springsteen's most recent album, titled Magic, was released on October 2, 2007. Recorded with the E Street Band, it featured 10 new Springsteen songs plus "Long Walk Home," performed once with the Sessions band, and a hidden track (the first included on a Springsteen studio release), "Terry's Song," a tribute to Springsteen's long-time assistant Terry Magovern who died on July 30, 2007.[24] The first single "Radio Nowhere" was made available for a free download on August 28. On October 7, Magic debuted at number 1 in Ireland and the UK. Greatest Hits reentered the Irish charts at number 57, and Live in Dublin almost cracked the top 20 in Norway again. On October 20, 2007 Media Traffic reported[25] that Springsteen's Magic sold 563,000 copies around the world in its first week, making it the best-selling record in the world for that particular week. The next world chart[26]saw Bruce remain at the top, selling another 279,000 copies of Magic and bringing the total for that album to 842,000 copies worldwide.[27] Sirius Satellite Radio also restarted "E Street Radio" on Channel 10, on September 27, 2007 in anticipation of Magic.[28] Radio conglomerate Clear Channel Communications reportedly decided to not play the new album, sending an edict to its classic rock stations to not play any songs from the new album, while continuing to play older Springsteen material.[29] Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology Singles from Magic Released: August 28, 2007 Released: January 2008 Magic is the 15th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2007. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Long Walk Home will be the second single released from the 2007 Bruce Springsteen album Magic. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Radio Nowhere is the first single released from Bruce Springsteens 2007 studio album Magic. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The United World Charts current number-one single, Irreplaceable. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ...


An accompanying tour with the E Street Band began at the Hartford Civic Center with the album's release and was routed to North America and Europe. Springsteen and the band performed live[30] on NBC's Today Show in advance of the opener. On August 28, 2007, it was announced on Bruce Springsteens website that there would be a tour with the E Street Band immediately concurrent with the release of his album Magic. ... The Hartford Civic Center is a sports and convention complex located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Madison Square Garden Connecticut under contract with the Connecticut Development Authority. ... The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. ...


Longtime E Street Band organist Danny Federici had taken a leave of absence from touring in November 2007 due to melanoma.[31] He passed away on April 17 after a three-year battle with the disease.[32] Danny Federici (born January 23, 1950) is an American musician, most known as the longtime organ and keyboard player for Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. ... Melanoma is a malignant tumor of melanocytes which are found predominantly in skin but also in the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In April 2008, Springsteen announced his endorsement of U.S. Senator Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign.[33] The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... Barack Obama, the junior United States Senator from Illinois, announced his candidacy for the presidency of the United States in Springfield, Illinois, on February 10, 2007. ...


Personal Life

Bruce Springsteen
Born September 23, 1949
Long Branch, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Julianne Phillips (1985-1989)
Patti Scialfa (1991-present)

Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) was the second of three children born to Douglas Frederick Springsteen (1925-1998) and Adele Ann Zirilli (born 1925). He has an older sister named Virginia (born ca. 1948) and a younger sister Pamela Springsteen (born February 8, 1962) a former actress and photographer. He grow up as the youngest child up until the age of 12, when Pamela was born. is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Long Branch in Monmouth County Long Branch is a City in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ... Julianne Phillips (born Julianne Smith on May 13, 1960 in Lake Oswego, Oregon) is an American model and actress. ... Vivienne Patti Scialfa (Skal-fa) (born July 29, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for being a bandmate, and later wife, of rock star Bruce Springsteen. ... is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pamela Springsteen (b. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bruce Springsteen was a bachelor until the age of 35, when he married Julianne Phillips (born May 6, 1960). They married on May 13, 1985 the groom was nearly 36 and the bride had just turned 25 one week prior. The marriage helped her acting career flourish. They were opposites in background and his traveling took its toll on the marriage. The final blow came when Bruce began an affair with Patti Scialfa (born July 29, 1953). Some in the media were surprised due to the fact that Miss Scialfa was several years older than his wife but others were pleased he had settled down with a Jersey girl. Phillips and Springsteen separated in September 1988 and on August 30, 1988 Julianne filed for divorce. The Springsteen/Phillips divorce was finalized on March 1, 1989. Julianne Phillips (born Julianne Smith on May 13, 1960 in Lake Oswego, Oregon) is an American model and actress. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Vivienne Patti Scialfa (Skal-fa) (born July 29, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for being a bandmate, and later wife, of rock star Bruce Springsteen. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Patti Scialfa (born July 29, 1953) and Springsteen had dated briefly in 1984 shortly after she joined the band, but the relationship ended shortly thereafter. The couple started an affair in the late-1980s, around 1987-1988; the affair was the final blow to Springsteen's already troubled marriage. After his wife filed for divorce he began living with Scialfa in 1988. Their son Evan James Springsteen (born July 25, 1990). Bruce and Patti married June 8, 1991 when she was pregnant with their second child daughter Jessica Rae (born December 30, 1991). The couple had their youngest child Sam Ryan (born January 5, 1994). The family lives in New Jersey. Vivienne Patti Scialfa (Skal-fa) (born July 29, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for being a bandmate, and later wife, of rock star Bruce Springsteen. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


E Street Band

The E Street Band is considered to have started in October 1972, even though it was not officially known as such until September 1974.[34] The E Street Band was inactive from the end of 1988 through early 1999, except for a brief reunion in 1995. The E Street Band is the band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ...


Current members

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Former members

Vinnie Mad Dog Lopez was the original drummer for the E Street Band. ... David Sancious (born November 30, 1953 in Asbury Park, New Jersey) is an American musician. ... a drum player for the E Street Band Bruce Springsteen ... Suki Lahav is an Israeli violinist and vocalist who is most known for being a member of Bruce Springsteens E Street Band from September 1974 to March 1975. ... Danny Federici (born January 23, 1950) is an American musician, most known as the longtime organ and keyboard player for Bruce Springsteens E Street Band. ...

Film connections

Springsteen's music has long been intertwined with film. It made its first appearance in the 1983 John Sayles' film Baby, It's You, which featured several songs from Born to Run. The relationship Springsteen established with Sayles would re-surface in later years, with Sayles directing videos for songs from Born in the U.S.A. and Tunnel of Love. The song "(Just Around the Corner to the) Light of Day" was written for the early Michael J. Fox/Joan Jett vehicle Light of Day. His work has been used in films (winning him an Oscar for his song "Streets of Philadelphia"). Additionally his 1995 song "Secret Garden" appeared on the soundtrack for the Tom Cruise film Jerry Maguire, the song My City of Ruins, from the 2002 album The Rising, appeared in the film Jersey Girl, and "The Fuse" (also from "The Rising") was featured during the closing credits of Edward Norton's film "The 25th Hour" (2002). Photo of John Sayles by Robert Birnbaum John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an independent American film director and writer who frequently takes a small part in his own and other indie films. ... Light of Day, sometimes written as (Just Around the Corner to the) Light of Day, is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and performed by Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox with their ficticious band The Barbusters in the 1987 film Light of Day. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. ... Light of Day is a 1987 drama film starring Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett and Michael McKean. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ... Jersey Girl is a 2004 film written and directed by Kevin Smith, and starring Ben Affleck. ...


In turn, films have been inspired by his music, including The Indian Runner, written and directed by Sean Penn, which Penn has specifically noted as being inspired by Springsteen's song "Highway Patrolman". He was nominated for a second Oscar for "Dead Man Walkin'", from the movie Dead Man Walking. In addition, "Lift Me Up" ran over the credits for the John Sayles film Limbo. The Indian Runner is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Sean Penn, evidently based on Bruce Springsteens song, Highway Patrolman. The story involves two very different brothers, some time during the 60s. ... Highway Patrolman is a song written and recorded by Bruce Springsteen, and was first released as the fifth track on his 1982 album Nebraska. ... Dead Man Walking is a 1995 film based on the book of the same name, which tells the story of Sister Helen Prejean (played by Susan Sarandon), who establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a prisoner on death row (played by Sean Penn). ... Photo of John Sayles by Robert Birnbaum John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an independent American film director and writer who frequently takes a small part in his own and other indie films. ... Limbo is a 1999 film written, directed, and produced by American filmaker John Sayles. ...


The 1998 action movie Hard Rain starring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater also referenced Springsteen heavily, particularly The River. Morgan Freeman's character Jim, quotes 'I got a job working construction for a Jonestown company', a straight quote from 'The River' and other characters use other similar quotes. Hard Rain is a live album by American musician Bob Dylan. ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ... Christian Slater(born August 18, 1969) is an American actor. ... The River may refer to: In film: The River (2001 film), directed by Jarmo Lampela The River (1997 film), directed by Tsai Ming-liang The River (1984 film), directed by Mark Rydell The River (1951 film), (Le Fleuve) directed by Jean Renoir The River (1938 film), directed by Pare Lorentz...


Bruce also made a cameo appearance in the John Cusack film High Fidelity. In the film, Cusack's character, Rob, imagines Springsteen giving him advice on his fractured love life. This article is about the actor. ... High Fidelity is a 2000 film directed by Stephen Frears, starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Joelle Carter, and Lili Taylor. ...


In the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, main character Shuya Nanahara styles his hair to look like Springsteen's. His favorite song is "Born To Run", which plays in his mind throughout the 1999 novel Battle Royale upon which the film is based. For related entries, see Battle Royale (disambiguation). ... Tatsuya Fujiwara as Shuya Nanahara in the film Battle Royale. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Discography

A discography for Bruce Springsteen. ... Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. was the first album recorded by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music), and sold about 25,000 copies in the first year. ... The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is the second album by Bruce Springsteen and the as-yet-unnamed E Street Band, it is described by All Music Guide as One of the greatest albums in the history of rock and roll. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Darkness on the Edge of Town is a rock album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... The River is a double album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Nebraska is the sixth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Human Touch is the ninth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Lucky Town is the tenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ... Devils & Dust is the thirteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, and his third folk album (after Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad, respectively). ... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology Singles from Magic Released: August 28, 2007 Released: January 2008 Magic is the 15th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2007. ...

Samples

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Awards and recognition

Grammy Awards

Springsteen has won 18 Grammy Awards, as follows (years shown are the year the award was given for, not the year in which the ceremony was held):

Only one of these awards has been one of the cross-genre "major" ones (Song, Record, or Album of the Year); he has been nominated a number of other times for the majors, but failed to win. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Dancing in the Dark is an 1984 song, written and performed by American rock singer Bruce Springsteen. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo was presented in 1988, 1992, and 1994. ... The Song of the Year is one of the two most prestigious awards in the Grammies, if not in all of the American music industry. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Song has been awarded since 1992. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1988. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Album has been awarded since 1995. ... The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Song has been awarded since 1992. ... The Rising is a single by the American band Trivium. ... The Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1980. ... The Rising is a single by the American band Trivium. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1980. ... Warren William Zevon (January 24, 1947 – September 7, 2003) was an American rock and roll musician and songwriter. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo was presented in 1988, 1992, and 1994. ... A Code of Silence is when someone, usually with some sort of authority of power, but not always, witnesses or is privy to the knowledge of an illegal or embarassing act, but puts comradery, or loyalty to the unit (which can be police, military, gangs, among other things) above informing... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo was presented in 1988, 1992, and 1994. ... Devils & Dust was the title track on Bruce Springsteens thirteenth studio album Devils & Dust. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... The Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo was presented in 1988, 1992, and 1994. ... Radio Nowhere is the first single released from Bruce Springsteens 2007 studio album Magic. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Song has been awarded since 1992. ... Radio Nowhere is the first single released from Bruce Springsteens 2007 studio album Magic. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980. ...


Academy Awards

The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... Streets of Philadelphia is an song written and performed by American singer Bruce Springsteen for the 1993 film Philadelphia. ... Philadelphia is an Academy Award-winning 1993 drama film revolving around the HIV/AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ...

Emmy Awards

  • The Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live In New York City HBO special won two technical Emmy Awards in 2001.

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Other recognition

  • Polar Music Prize in 1997.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1999
  • Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1999
  • "Born to Run" named "The unofficial youth anthem of New Jersey" by the New Jersey state legislature (something Springsteen always found to be ironic, considering that the song "is about leaving New Jersey")[38]
  • The minor planet 23990, discovered Sept. 4 1999 by I. P. Griffin at Auckland, New Zealand, was officially named in his honor[39]
  • Banner hung from the rafters of New Jersey's Izod Center, honoring his 15 nights of sold-out shows there in one stand in 1999
  • Banner hung from the rafters of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center in the colors of the Philadelphia Flyers, honoring Springsteen's 45 Philadelphia sold-out shows.
  • Ranked #23 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time,[40] 2004.
  • In October 2007, Eye Weekly ran a cover-story that dubbed Springsteen 'Indie-Rock Icon of the Year'.[41]
  • Made TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Of The Year 2008 list.

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Web domain dispute

In November 2000, Springsteen filed legal action against Jeff Burgar which accused him of registering the domain brucespringsteen.com (along with several other celebrity domains) in bad faith to funnel web users to his Celebrity 1000 portal site. Once the legal complaint was filed, Burgar pointed the domain to a Springsteen biography and message board. Burgar claims to be running a Springsteen fan club.


In February 2001, Springsteen lost his dispute with Burgar. A WIPO panel ruled 2 to 1 in favor of Burgar.[42] The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (French: Organisation mondiale de la propriété intellectuelle or OMPI) is one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations. ...


See also

This is a non-definitive list of best selling recording artists, embracing worldwide single and album sales. ... Main Article: Mainstream Rock Tracks This is an alphabetical list of artists who reached the number one position on the United States Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. ... Vivienne Patti Scialfa (Skal-fa) (born July 29, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for being a bandmate, and later wife, of rock star Bruce Springsteen. ... The Jersey Shore sound was a genre of rock and roll popularized at the Jersey Shore on the Atlantic Ocean coast of New Jersey, that went by a variety of names or, more often, was defined by its artists. ... Jersey Shore can also refer to Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania. ...

References

  • Alterman, Eric. It Ain't No Sin To Be Glad You're Alive : The Promise of Bruce Springsteen. Little Brown, 1999. ISBN 0-316-03885-7.
  • Coles, Robert. Bruce Springsteen's America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Random House, 2005. ISBN 0-375-50559-8.
  • Cross, Charles R. Backstreets: Springsteen - the man and his music Harmony Books, New York 1989/1992. ISBN 0-517-58929-X. Contains 15+ interviews and a complete list of all Springsteen songs including unreleased compositions. Complete lising of all concerts 1965-1990 - most of them with tracklists. Hundreds of previously unreleased high quality color pictures.
  • Cullen, Jim. Born in the U.S.A.: Bruce Springsteen and the American Tradition. 1997; Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2005. New edition of 1997 study book places Springsteen's work in the broader context of American history and culture. ISBN 0-8195-6761-2
  • Eliot, Marc with Appel, Mike. Down Thunder Road. Simon & Schuster, 1992. ISBN 0-671-86898-5.
  • Graff, Gary. The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. Visible Ink, 2005. ISBN 1-57859-151-1.
  • Guterman, Jimmy. Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen. Da Capo, 2005. ISBN 0-306-81397-1.
  • Hilburn, Robert. Springsteen. Rolling Stone Press, 1985. ISBN 0-684-18456-7.
  • Knobler, Peter with special assistance from Greg Mitchell. "Who Is Bruce Springsteen and Why Are We Saying All These Wonderful Things About Him?" Crawdaddy, March 1973.
  • Marsh, Dave. Bruce Springsteen: Two Hearts : The Definitive Biography, 1972-2003. Routledge, 2003. ISBN 0-415-96928-X. (Consolidation of two previous Marsh biographies, Born to Run (1981) and Glory Days (1987).)
  • Wolff, Daniel. 4th of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land. Bloomsbury, 2005. ISBN 1-58234-509-0.
  • Smith, Andrew Bruce Springsteen loses cybersquatting dispute, The Register, February 9, 2001.
  • Growin' Up Bruce Springsteen Biography Pages 1949-2003. Accessed on March 17, 2005.
  • Bruce Springsteen biography. Accessed on March 18, 2005.

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Further reading

  • Greetings from E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Chronicle Books, 2006. ISBN 0-8118-5348-9.
  • Days of Hope and Dreams: An Intimate Portrait of Bruce Springsteen. Billboard Books, 2003. ISBN 0-8230-8387-X.
  • Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader. Penguin, 2004. ISBN 0-14-200354-9.
  • Runaway American Dream: Listening to Bruce Springsteen. Da Capo Press, 2005. ISBN 0-306-81397-1.
  • The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. Visible Ink Press, 2005. ISBN 1-57859-157-0.
  • Bruce Springsteen: "Talking". Omnibus Press, 2004. ISBN 1-84449-403-9.
  • For You: Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen's Legendary Fans. LKC Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9784156-0-0.
  • Bruce Springsteen on Tour: 1968-2005. by Dave Marsh Bloomsbury USA, 2006. ISBN 978-1596912823.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ "Top Selling Artists", RIAA website. Date uncertain. Accessed 2008-09-04.
  2. ^ Racing in the Street: The Bruce Springsteen Reader, Penguin, 2004.
  3. ^ Ancestry of Bruce Springsteen, as compiled by William Addams Reitwiesner
  4. ^ Book Reviews, "Bruce Springsteen's America"
  5. ^ a b Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s. Dave Marsh, 1987, pg. 88-89.
  6. ^ Springsteen. Robert Hilburn, 1985, p. 28.
  7. ^ Musicians' best friends to be honored in Freehold (2002-04-17).
  8. ^ Lester Bangs (1973-07-05). Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ. Rolling Stone.
  9. ^ Lester Bangs (1975-11). Hot Rod Rumble In The Promised Land. Creem.
  10. ^ Jon Landau (1974-05-22). Growing Young With Rock and Roll. The Real Paper.
  11. ^ The Moments. Rolling Stone (2004-06-24).
  12. ^ Stephen Metcalf (2005-05-02). Faux Americana. Slate.
  13. ^ Bruce Springsteen biography. Retrieved on 2008-01-21.
  14. ^ People.com - Bruce Springsteen personal information profile
  15. ^ Bruce Springsteen's Speech After Being Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame.
  16. ^ Tyrangiel, Josh; Kate Carcaterra (2002-08-05). Bruce Rising 2 of 6. Time Magazine. Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  17. ^ Jon Wiederhorn (2003-09-16). Springsteen Is Box-Office Boss With Projected $120M Gross.
  18. ^ ABC News: ABC News
  19. ^ Senate Shows the Boss Who's Boss
  20. ^ A runaway American dream | | guardian.co.uk Arts
  21. ^ Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band - PopMatters Concert Review
  22. ^ JS Online: Born to strum
  23. ^ Chicago Tribune
  24. ^ "Terry Magovern, Rest in Peace", Backstreets.com, August 1, 2007. Accessed August 28, 2007.
  25. ^ MediaTraffic.de - Albums chart, week 42 (2007-10-20)
  26. ^ MediaTraffic.de - Albums chart, week 43 (2007-10-27)
  27. ^ MediaTraffic.de. Ultimately Magic sold 1,915,000 copies by the end of 2007.
  28. ^ 'E Street Radio' Channel, dedicated to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, returns exclusively to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Retrieved on 2008-01-21.
  29. ^ Friedman, Roger (2007-10-30). D-Day for Britney Spears: New CD 'Blackout' Drops : D-Day for Britney/Bruce: No Radio Play/Denise Rich Raises $5M for Cancer/Rotten Meets Cruise. Fox News. Retrieved on 2008-03-22.
  30. ^ Today Show: The Boss rocks the plaza!
  31. ^ Springsteen Bandmate on Hiatus for Health Reasons. Reuters (2007-11-22). Retrieved on 2008-03-22.
  32. ^ Sean Piccoli. "Springsteen concert postponed over bandmate's death", South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 2008-04-17. Retrieved on 2008-04-17. 
  33. ^ "Springsteen endorses Obama for president", Associated Press for USA Today, 2008-04-16. Retrieved on 2008-04-16. 
  34. ^ Bruce Springsteen Bands: from Rogues to E Street Band, passing from Castiles and Steel Mill.
  35. ^ Little Steven speaks salon.com. Retrieved January 2, 2008.
  36. ^ Top Musicians Are Composing Own Curricula washingtonpost.com. Retrieved January 2, 2008
  37. ^ It is not clear if Tyrell is as full-fledged a band member as the others: some credits and press releases list her as "With" or "Special Guest", while some omit her; on the other hand, Springsteen has stated in interviews that "Soozie is with us."
  38. ^ A Brunch O' Bruce.
  39. ^ (23990) Springsteen, IAU Minor Planet Center
  40. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  41. ^ {{cite web
    • In May of 2008, Springsteen was 1 of 15 of the first class to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
    |url= http://www.eyeweekly.com/music/features/article/5204 |title= Reborn to run |accessdate= 2008-03-22 |accessdaymonth= |accessmonthday= |accessyear= |author= |last= Barclay |first= Michael |date= 2007-10-11 |format= web magazine |work= Eye Weekly |publisher= Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. }}
  42. ^ WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Administrative Panel Decision, Bruce Springsteen -v- Jeff Burgar and Bruce Springsteen Club

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NAME Springsteen, Bruce
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Lucky Town is the tenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ... Devils & Dust is the thirteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, and his third folk album (after Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad, respectively). ... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology Singles from Magic Released: August 28, 2007 Released: January 2008 Magic is the 15th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2007. ... Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is a live album by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. ... Chimes of Freedom is the name of a 1988 live Bruce Springsteen EP. It was released to support the multi-artist Human Rights Now! Tour in benefit of Amnesty International. ... 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