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 also won an Academy Award in 1993 for his song Streets of Philadelphia, used in the soundtrack to the film Philadelphia.
Bruce Springsteen Facts
|Birth Name||Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen|
|Birthday||September 23, 1949 (69... Happy Birthday!)|
|Birthplace||Freehold, New Jersey, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Bruce Springsteen compared to you?|
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