Thursday, 22 January 2009

Bruce Springsteen Brief Introduction

* Born: 23 September 1949
* Birthplace: Freehold, New Jersey
* Best Known As: Working-class singer/songwriter/guitarist

Name at birth: Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen launhced his first album in 1973, but it was his second album, The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle in 1974 that led a rock detractor to call him "the future of rock'n'roll." A year afterward Springsteen launched Born to Run to critical and popular success, and he was a bona fide rock star, nicknamed "The Boss." In the '80s he released The River to vast success, and his 1984 album, Born in the U.S.A. was on top of the charts for seven weeks. In the '90s Springsteen left his back-up band and recorded solo, but by the end of the decade was touring with them again. Known for his songs about working-class Americans and for his generous and frequent live performances, Springsteen has been one of the top rock acts for nearly three decades. His 2005 album, Devils & Dust made five Grammy nominations, winning one for best solo rock performance.

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog... thanks! Can I offer just a few more "details?"

    Darkness On The Edge of Town after Born to Run expanded his "solid fan base" from the eastern states west... Nebraska showed his diversity... followed by Born in the USA which brought world wide fame. After the Born in the USA hype, Bruce re-introduced himself as the storyteller with Tunnel of Love... sifting out the casual "bandwagon" fan. After he had disbanded The E Street Band in the early 90's he released Human Touch and Lucky Town with "the other" band in 1992. The Ghost of Tom Joad, a haunting solo project which was originally slated as a full band project) was released in the fall of 1995 after his reuniting the E Streeters in January earlier that same year. Though reunited... he would not tour with the band again until 1999.