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Bruce Springsteen

Born 23 September 1949.
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Biography

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey and his lengthy and energetic stage performances, with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running over three hours in length.

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold more than 64 million albums in the United States (making him the fifteenth highest selling artist of all-time) and more than 120 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Springsteen has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Wrecking Ball

    Wrecking Ball 2012

    Reviewed by Ian Winwood
    The leader of the free world returns with his 17th studio album.
  2. Review of The Promise

    The Promise 2010

    Reviewed by Alex Denney
    An indispensible portrait of an artist at the top of his game.
  3. Review of Working On A Dream

    Working On A Dream 2009

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Bruce still stands tall as both conscience and as a teller of tales.
  4. Review of Magic

    Magic 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    The Boss is back with the E Street band and a pocket full of ROCK. Awesome...
  5. Review of We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

    We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions 2006

    Reviewed by Nigel Smith
    It's a long way from Born To Run but, in its own foot-tappin' way, no less exhilarating.
  6. Review of Devils And Dust

    Devils And Dust 2005

    Reviewed by Jack Smith
    Springsteen's 13th studio album is a self indulgent rag bag of second rate songs.
  7. Review of Born In The USA

    Born In The USA 1984

    Reviewed by P J Lucas
    Springsteen’s much-discussed genius lies in finding the humanity in the everyday...
  8. Review of Born To Run

    Born To Run 1975

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    His success, like that of this LP, will doubtless continue to run and run.
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