Bruce Springsteen


Bruce Springsteen began his career around age 15 playing at local clubs such as the Elks Lodge with a guitar he’d bought for only $18.95 in 1964 at a Western Auto Appliance Store. Later on that year, his mother used a loan to purchase him a Kent guitar for $60. From there he went onto being a member of a band the Castiles, where he became the lead guitarist and singer. He went through multiple bands, including the Bruce Springsteen Band between 1971 and 1972.

His first and only label was Columbia Records who he was signed with in 1972. His first album was Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. Sales were slow, but it established him enough that a second album was produced The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. This album was also not a commercial success and he was so unhappy with the finished album “Born to Run” that he threw it into an alley. He threw another version out of his hotel window.  Upon release, it was his first commercial success.


Rock, folk rock, heartland rock, hard rock, roots rock, soft rock, pop rock, americana



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Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.– Released: January 5, 1973
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle– Released: November 5, 1973
Born to Run– Released: August 25, 1975
Darkness on the Edge of Town– Released: June 2, 1978
The River– Released: October 17, 1980
Nebraska– Released: September 30, 1982
Born in the U.S.A.– Released: June 4, 1984
Live 1975–85– Released: November 10, 1986
Tunnel of Love– Released: October 9, 1987
Human Touch– Released: March 31, 1992
Lucky Town– Released: March 31, 1992
The Ghost of Tom Joad– Released: November 21, 1995
The Rising– Released: July 30, 2002
Devils & Dust– Released: April 26, 2005
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions– Released: April 25, 2006
Magic– Released: September 25, 2007
Working on a Dream– Released: January 27, 2009
Wrecking Ball– Released: March 6, 2012
High Hopes– Released: January 14, 2014
Western Stars– Released: June 14, 2019



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