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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer and songwriter, nicknamed "The Boss". He frequently recorded with The E-Street Band.

Born in Freehold, New Jersey, he began performing with the Bruce Springsteen Band and Steel Mill, after some early work. He began his recording career with the E Street Band in 1973. Upon signing a solo record deal with Columbia Records in 1972, Springsteen brought many of his New Jersey based musician friends into the studio with him, many of them forming the E Street Band. His debut album, "Greetings From Asbury Park New Jersey", from January 1973 established him as a critical favorite, though sales were slow. Manfred Mann's Earth Band later turned one song from this album, "Blinded By The Light" into a number one hit.

In Boston's The Real Paper[?] May 22, 1974, music critic Jon Landau[?] wrote, "I saw rock and roll's future, 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." (Landau later became Springsteen's manager). With the release of his album Born to Run in 1975, Springsteen made the covers of both Time Magazine and Newsweek[?] the same week, on October 27 of that year.

A multiple Grammy Award winner, he would also win an Academy Award for his song "Streets of Philadelphia[?]", used in the soundtrack to the film Philadelphia.

Current members of the E-Street Band:

Bruce Springsteen Discography
Year Title Label
January 5 - 1973 Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Columbia Records
November 5 - 1973 The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle Columbia Records
September 1 - 1975 Born to Run Columbia Records
June 2 - 1978 Darkness on the Edge of Town Columbia Records
October 17 - 1980 The River Columbia Records
September 20 - 1982 Nebraska Columbia Records
June 4 - 1984 Born in the U.S.A. Columbia Records
November 4 - 1986 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85[?] Columbia Records
October 6 - 1987 Tunnel of Love[?] Columbia Records
March 31 - 1992 Human Touch[?] Columbia Records
March 31 - 1992 Lucky Town[?] Columbia Records
1993 In Concert/MTV Plugged[?] Columbia Records
March 18 - 1995 Greatest Hits[?] Columbia Records
November 25 - 1995 The Ghost of Tom Joad[?] Columbia Records
November 10 - 1998 Tracks[?] Columbia Records
April 13 - 1999 18 Tracks[?] Columbia Records
April 3 - 2001 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in New York City[?] Columbia Records
July 30 - 2002 The Rising[?] Sony

Comprehensive Springsteen Lyrics: http://www.xs4all.nl/~maroen/engels/bruce

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