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.
Current members of the E-Street Band:
|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