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Encyclopedia > Nils Lofgren
Nils Lofgren

Background information
Also known as Lefty, Crazy Horse
Born June 21, 1951 (1951-06-21) (age 56)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock Music
Instrument(s) Keyboards, Accordion, and Guitar
Associated
acts
E Street Band, Crazy Horse
Website Official Website

Nils Lofgren is an American rock music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Famous as a solo artist, he is also a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1065 × 1418 pixel, file size: 244 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nils Lofgren Metadata... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... The E Street Band is a backing band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ... For other uses, see Crazy Horse (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A multi-instrumentalist is a musician who plays a number of different instruments. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The E Street Band is a backing band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ...

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Early Life and Career

Lofgren was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 1951 to Swedish/Italian parents. Moving to the Washington, D.C., area as a teenager, Lofgren's first instrument was the accordion. He was also a competitive gymnast in high school [1], a skill that popped up later in his career. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ...


Lofgren joined Neil Young's band at age 17, playing piano on the album After the Gold Rush. Lofgren would maintain a close musical relationship with Young, appearing on his Tonight's the Night album and tour among others. He was also briefly a member of Crazy Horse, appearing on their 1971 LP and contributing songs to their catalogue. This article is about the musician. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... After the Gold Rush is the third album by Neil Young, and one of four high-profile albums released by each partner of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping Déjà Vu album of 1970. ... Tonights the Night is a 1975 album by Neil Young. ... For other uses, see Crazy Horse (disambiguation). ... Crazy Horse is the eponymous debut album by the rock band famous for their long-time collaboration with Neil Young. ...


Grin

He used the Neil Young album credits to land his band Grin a record deal in 1971. From 1971 to 1974 the band released four albums of catchy, hard rock, with guitar as his primary instrument. Though Lofgren wrote the majority of the group's songs, he often shared vocal duties with other members of the band. After the second album Nils added brother Tom Lofgren to the fold as a rhythm guitarist. Though Grin was a success with critics they failed to hit the big time. // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


Solo Career, Part I

In 1974 Grin disbanded. Lofgren's self-titled debut solo album was a success with critics (a 1975 Rolling Stone review by Jon Landau labelled it one of the finest rock albums of the year), and he achieved progressive rock radio hits in the mid-1970s with "Back It Up", "Keith Don't Go" and "I Came to Dance". His song "Bullets Fever", about the 1978 NBA champion Washington Bullets, would become a cult favorite in the Washington area. Throughout the 1970s Lofgren continued to release solo albums and toured extensively with a backing band that again usually included brother Tom on rhythm guitar. Lofgren's concerts displayed his reputation for theatrics, such as playing guitar while doing flips on a trampoline. Nils Lofgren is a 1975 album by Nils Lofgren. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Jon Landau is an American music critic, manager, and record producer, most known for his association in all three capacities with Bruce Springsteen. ... 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 Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Washington Bullets may refer to either the former name of the Washington Wizards basketball team or the song by The Clash, Washington Bullets (song). ...


In 1971 he appeared on stage on the Roy Buchanan Special, PBS TV with Bill Graham. In 1973 he appeared with Grin on ABC on Midnight Special performing 3 songs live. In 1978 he appeared in "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" (The Movie). In 1987 he contributed the TV Show theme arrangement for Hunter. In 1993 he contributed to The Simpsons, with two Christmas jingles with Bart. In 1995 he appeared on PBS tribute to the Beatles along with Dr. John. From 1991-95 he was the CableAce Awards musical director and composer. In the early 1980s, Lofgren wrote and sang the "Nobody Bothers Me" theme for a Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do advertisement.


E Street Band

In 1984, he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as the replacement for "Miami Steve" Van Zandt on guitar and vocals, in time for their massive Born in the U.S.A. Tour. Following the tour he appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, to promote his 1985 solo release Flip. The E Street Band toured again with Springsteen in 1988 on the Tunnel of Love Express. In 1989 Springsteen broke up the E Street Band, and they remained mainly inactive for the decade after 1989, but both he and Van Zandt rejoined when Springsteen revived the band in 1999 for their Reunion Tour, followed by The Rising and another massive tour in 2002 and 2003. Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, American singer and songwriter, nicknamed The Boss. He frequently recorded with The E-Street Band. ... 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. ... The Born in the U.S.A. Tour was the supporting concert tour of Bruce Springsteens massively popular Born in the U.S.A. album. ... Late Night with David Letterman was a nightly hour-long comedy talk show on NBC hosted by David Letterman. ... The Tunnel of Love Express was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in 1988. ... 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. ... For hindi movie please check The Rising (Indian movie) The Rising is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... 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. ...


Solo Career

Lofgren continues to record and to tour as a solo act, with Springsteen, with Patti Scialfa, with Neil Young, and as a two-time member of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band. Many of the people he worked with on those tours appeared on his 1991 album, Silver Lining. During the 2000s he got his own "Nils Lofgren Day" in Montgomery County, Maryland (August 25). In 2006 Lofgren released Sacred Weapon, featuring guest appearances by David Crosby, Graham Nash and Willie Nelson. In 2006 he recorded a live DVD "Nils Lofgren & Friends: Acoustic Live". 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. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. ... David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Graham Nash on cover of his recording, Wild Tales, 1973 Graham William Nash (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...


And in 2007, he appeared playing guitar as part of Jerry Lee Lewis' backing band for Lewis' Last Man Standing concert Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Last Man Standing is an album released by rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis in September, 2006. ...


Grin Discography

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Solo Discography

  • 1975 : Nils Lofgren (A&M)
  • 1976 : Cry Tough (A&M)
  • 1977 : I Came to Dance (A&M)
  • 1978 : Night After Night (A&M)
  • 1979 : Nils (A&M)
  • 1981 : Night Fades Away MCA/Backstreets)
  • 1981 : Best of Nils Lofgren (A&M)
  • 1982 : Rhythm Romance vinyl only, UK (A&M)
  • 1983 : Wonderland (MCA/Backstreets)
  • 1985 : Flip (CBS)
  • 1986 : Code Of The Road, Live '85, Europe/Japan only (A&M)
  • 1987 : Classics Vol. 13/Best Of Nils Lofgren (A&M)
  • 1990 : Walk Don't Run, Best Of, UK only (Connissuer)
  • 1991 : Silver Lining (Ryco)
  • 1992 : Crooked Line(Ryco)
  • 1993 : Every Breath, Soundtrack (Stampede)
  • 1993: Every Breath, with 4 track EP, diff. cover, with Lou Gramm, Dutch (SPV)
  • 1993: Every Breath, RE, diff cover, (Vision)
  • 1993: Live On The Test, UK only, (Windsong)
  • 1994 : Code Of The Road, Live (Stampede)
  • 1994 : Soft Fun, Tough Tears - Best Of with Grin, Australia only (Raven)
  • 1995 : Damaged Goods(Pure)
  • 1995 : Shine Silently, Best Of, Germany only (Spectrum)
  • 1996 : Steal Your Heart, Best of, Dutch only (A&M)
  • 1997 : Acoustic Live (Vision)
  • 1997 : Archive Live, Live N.J. Stone Pony 1985 (A.A.)
  • 1997 : Code Of The Road, RE, diff cover, Live 1985 (Right Stuff)
  • 1998 : Acoustic Live, RE, diff. cover (Right Stuff)
  • 1998 : Into the Night, Best Of, Germany Live (BMG)
  • 1998 : Best Of A&M Years, Nils+Grin, Dutch only (Spectrum)
  • 1998 : New Lives BBC, UK only (HUX)
  • 1999: Ultimate Collection, Best of (Hip-O)
  • 2001 : Bootleg, 1975, Live (Vision)
  • 2001 : Nils Lofgren, re-issue with 2 bonus tracks (A&M)
  • 2001 : Nils, with 1 bonus track (A&M)
  • 2001 : Flip, with 1 bonus track (CBS)
  • 2001 : Breakaway Angel, (Vision)
  • 2002 : Tuff Stuff-The Best of the All-Madden Team Band, (Vision)
  • 2003 : Nils Lofgren Band Live, (Vision)
  • 2006 : Sacred Weapon, (Vision)

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