The 2nd album from The Boss — It’s #132 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released on September 11, 1973.
August 25, 1975 ~
The midnight gang’s assembled
And picked a rendezvous for the night
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band release Born To Run. Considered by many to be one of – if not the – greatest recordings ever. It’s #18 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
August 13, 1975 ~ Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band play the first of five sold-out shows at The Bottom Line in New York City. The shows draw national attention and begin to establish Springsteen as one of the great live performers of all time.
During his SiriusXM show, The Boss called Trump’s COVID-19 response “a national disgrace”
BY ELI ENIS
The Boss. The REAL Boss.
As part of the “No Nukes” movement during the Cold War, the largest political rally in US history takes place when about 750,000 people go to New York’s Central Park for the Rally for Nuclear Disarmament on June 12, 1982. The rally features performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and Gary “U.S.” Bonds.
Released on June 4, 1984, some call it one of the greatest albums ever.
June 2, 1978 ~ The Boss releases #4 — his first album in three years due to battles with his record label and former manager. It’s #151 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
How about some good news on the live music scene to start your Monday? Dropkick Murphys will perform a special full electric show on May 29 straight from the infield of Boston’s legendary Fenway Park, with an added remote appearance from special guest Bruce Springsteen. The show will broadcast on the band’s social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch channels.
More Boss: Springsteen opens for Bonnie Raitt at the Boston Arena on May 9, 1974. At her insistence, he plays his full two-hour set — unheard of from an opening act.
Rolling Stone‘s Jon Landau writes in Boston’s The Real Paper, “I saw rock and roll’s future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time.”
Landau goes on to become The Boss’ long-time manager and producer.