Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (simply Bruce Springsteen) was born in New Jersey on September 23, 1949. Bruce started his music career at seven after watching Elvis Presley sing on the Ed Sullivan Show. He bought his a used guitar when he was only 13.
In 1964 Springsteen was the first guitarist in the Castiles and later became the lead singer. He also worked with the band Steel Mill from 1969 to 1971. In 1972 Springsteen contracted a record transaction with Columbia Records and released Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ which was his first album. In 1975 Springsteen's third album Born to Run was released and his band achieved commercial and critical success.
In 1977 Springsteen produced the Album Darkness on the Edge of Town, 1980 was the release of The River, and in 1984 his blockbuster album Born in the U.S.A. sold 15 million copies. It is still one of the bestselling albums of all time.
In 1994 Springsteen won an academy award for the song Streets of Philadelphia featured in the film Philadelphia. Springsteen is also known as The Boss for his tremendous talent, many hit albums and interaction with audiences. Springsteen is also influenced by films and plays his $185 guitar on stage. He writes song about his childhood on the New Jersey streets and those who struggle every day.
Springsteen is currently married to Patti Scialfa and they have three children. Bruce relates an episode when he was in third grade. He states that a nun stuffed in in a garbage can under her desk and claimed that was where he belonged.
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