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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
Born Sept. 23, 1949 in Freehold, N.J. 

Springsteen didn't set out to be the new Bob Dylan or the future of rock 'n' roll or any of the other hyperbole attached to him when he began recording during the early 70s. He was, in fact, a prototypical Jersey shore rocker--big guitars and bouncy tunes with at least a little bit o' soul--who also had an appreciation for poetry and the great, sweeping narratives of American literature; Springsteen understood the art in "The Grapes of Wrath," in "Like a Rolling Stone," and in "Louie, Louie," and he funneled those sensibilities into his own body of work. Besides the new Dylan tag, Springsteen also survived having his picture appear simultaneously on the cover of Time and Newsweek, being used as a crass campaign tool by Ronald Reagan and a troubled (and short) first marriage that ended amidst papparazzi photos of his affair with current wife Patti Scialfa. That's a testament to the credibility of his music--with and without the E Street Band--which has proven  more durable than the transient aspects of image-building and marketability. Springsteen's common man touch never stood in the way of strong, vivid writing; "Baby this town rips the bones from your back" is a killer image, and Springsteen has dozens of `em. Springsteen made a name for himself during the 70s as the ultimate bar-rocker on a big stage, but there's been considerable growth and stylistic diversions that have been fascinating to witness, from his full-on embrace of big, stadium rock on Born in the U.S.A. to the stripped - down, folky orientation of Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad to the more personal ruminations of Lucky Town. Through it all, Springsteen has upheld the notion of rock 'n' roll as spiritual salvation, something that can help you through the worst of times and celebrate the best. He's a True Believer who's been able to convey that faith both on record and onstage.

Source: MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide

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Bruce Springsteen's Songs Commemorating his 25 years as a recording artist, here is a panoramic view of his career in a form never seen before.  This is the complete collection of Bruce's recorded lyrics, illustrated with hundreds of never-before-published images from some of rock & roll journalism's greatest photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, David Gahr, Lynn Goldsmith, Bruce Weber, and many others. From Jim Marchese's informal backstage shots during the European leg of the 1980 The River tour to Neal Preston's amazing documentation of the Born in the U.S.A. days to Pam Springsteen's portraits showing a side of the musician rarely seen by the public, this is the most intimate look at Bruce Springsteen ever published.