Bruce Springsteen Biography (Wikipedia)
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band. He received critical acclaim for his early 1970s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in 1975. During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and lengthy, energetic stage performances, earning the nickname "The Boss". He has recorded both rock albums and folk-oriented works, and his lyrics often address the experiences and struggles of working-class Americans.
Born in the U.S.A. (1984) is Springsteen's most commercially successful album, proving him to be one of the most successful rock figures of the 1980s. It was certified 15x Platinum in the US and has sold 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Seven of its singles reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 including the title track, which was a bitter commentary on the treatment of Vietnam veterans — some of whom were Springsteen's friends. Advocating for the rights of the common working-class man, the song made a huge political impact. Springsteen's other best-known songs include "Born to Run" (1975), "Thunder Road" (1975), "Badlands" (1978), "Hungry Heart" (1980), "Dancing in the Dark" (1984), "Glory Days" (1985), "Brilliant Disguise" (1987), "Human Touch" (1992), "Streets of Philadelphia" (1994), and "The Rising" (2002).
- 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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lj641
Bruce Springsteen ‘I’d practise dance moves in front of the mirror’
- Bruce Springsteen: ‘I was an ambitious young man’https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj7jb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04lj7jb.jpg2016-12-18T12:00:00.000ZBruce Springsteen on having the confidence to write ‘Born to Run’.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04lj7kz
Bruce Springsteen: ‘I was an ambitious young man’
- 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.https://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’.https://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.https://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.https://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.https://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 Dylanhttps://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 serieshttps://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...https://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 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02056ld
Bruce Springsteen enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
Bruce Springsteen Tracks