Bruce Springsteen Biography (Wikipedia)
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 and sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four 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 to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984), showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more 120 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He 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. In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
- Bruce Springsteen ‘I’d practise dance moves in front of the mirror’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj63b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj63b.jpg2016-12-18T12:00:00.000ZBruce Springsteen on preparing for Friday nights at the YMCA.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lj641
Bruce Springsteen ‘I’d practise dance moves in front of the mirror’
- Bruce Springsteen: ‘Just naming it can help’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj8j8.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj8j8.jpg2016-12-18T12:00:00.000ZBruce Springsteen on coping with depression.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lj8lj
Bruce Springsteen: ‘Just naming it can help’
- Bruce Springsteen: ‘It’s like a torrent that floods your soul’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj8wr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj8wr.jpg2016-12-18T12:00:00.000ZBruce Springsteen describing Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lj8wx
Bruce Springsteen: ‘It’s like a torrent that floods your soul’
- Bruce Really Is The Boss!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cpjxh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cpjxh.jpg2016-10-21T07:52:00.000ZBruce Springsteen tells Simon Mayo why he's been influenced to be such a hard taskmaster.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cpkh5
Bruce Really Is The Boss!
- Bruce Springsteen with Simon Mayohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cjxrq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cjxrq.jpg2016-10-20T17:43:00.000ZIn an in-depth interview Bruce discusses his writing process, his early love of The Beatles and how he sees himself as a band leader, as well as taking questions from listeners.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cjxw4
Bruce Springsteen with Simon Mayo
- If Bruce Springsteen could only have one guitar, one car and one album, what would they be?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cmkd1.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cmkd1.jpg2016-10-20T14:32:00.000ZMatt Everitt asks The Boss what his ultimate rock star accessories would be.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cm8dv
If Bruce Springsteen could only have one guitar, one car and one album, what would they be?
- "This may well be my swan song" Bruce Springsteen chats with 6 Music's Matt Everitthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cm5sx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cm5sx.jpg2016-10-20T14:05:00.000ZBruce Springsteen talks to Matt Everitt about his new book and his love of Bob Dylanhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cm5w9
"This may well be my swan song" Bruce Springsteen chats with 6 Music's Matt Everitt
- Bruce Springsteen: "I wrote a song for a Harry Potter film but they didn't use it"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cjylj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cjylj.jpg2016-10-19T23:01:00.000ZThe Boss tells Simon Mayo about an apparently unwanted track he wrote for the film serieshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cjymy
Bruce Springsteen: "I wrote a song for a Harry Potter film but they didn't use it"
- Best excuse for being late for school: Bruce Springsteenhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03k52zg.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03k52zg.jpg2016-02-20T09:15:00.000ZPatrick A. Pipino wrote a letter to his daughter's school, blaming a long Bruce Springsteen gig for her lateness. Listen as he reads the hilarious letter in full...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03k530q
Best excuse for being late for school: Bruce Springsteen
- Bruce Springsteen enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02056l7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02056l7.jpg2014-06-01T19:59:00.000ZRoger Humphries in New Tredegar nominates The Boss for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02056ld
Bruce Springsteen enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
Bruce Springsteen Tracks