Nicknamed "The Boss," he is recognized for his poetic lyrics, his Jersey Shore roots, his distinctive voice, and lengthy, energetic stage performances. Springsteen has recorded both rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run and Born in the U. Springsteen married Patti Scialfa in Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. None yet. Combine Editions. View the profiles of people named Clau Bruce. Join Facebook to connect with Clau Bruce and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share. XVIDEOS Claui Bruce free. Claui Bruce 17 min. Elmascapo · pussy · blonde · latina · sexy · ass · milf · homemade · horny · webcam · tiny · live; +.
Nicknamed "The Boss," he is recognized for his poetic lyrics, his Jersey Shore roots, his distinctive voice, and lengthy, energetic stage performances. Springsteen has recorded both rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run and Born in the U. Springsteen married Patti Scialfa in His father, Douglas Frederick "Dutch"  Springsteen , was of Dutch and Irish ancestry, and worked as a bus driver, among other jobs, but was unemployed most of the time.
Pamela had a brief film career, but left acting to pursue still photography full-time; she took photos for his Human Touch , Lucky Town and The Ghost of Tom Joad albums. Douglas Springsteen, Bruce's father, suffered from mental health issues through his life which worsened in his later years. Springsteen's last name is topographic and of Dutch origin, literally translating to "jumping stone" but more generally meaning a kind of stone used as a stepping stone in unpaved streets or between two houses.
Raised a Catholic , Springsteen attended the St. Rose of Lima Catholic school in Freehold Borough, where he was at odds with the nuns and rejected the strictures imposed upon him, even though some of his later music reflects a Catholic ethos and includes a few rock-influenced, traditional Irish-Catholic hymns.
He noted in the interview that his faith had given him a "very active spiritual life", although he joked that this "made it very difficult sexually. In ninth grade, Springsteen began attending the public Freehold High School , but did not fit in there either. Former teachers have said he was a "loner, who wanted nothing more than to play his guitar.
Springsteen grew up hearing fellow New Jersey singer Frank Sinatra on the radio. He became interested in being involved in music himself when, in and , at the age of seven, he saw Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show. The following year, he went to the house of Tex and Marion Vinyard, who sponsored young bands in town. They helped him become the lead guitarist and subsequently one of the lead singers of the Castiles.
His first gig with the Castiles was possibly at a trailer park on New Jersey Route The Castiles recorded two original songs at a public recording studio in Brick Township and played a variety of venues, including Cafe Wha? Marion Vinyard said that she believed the young Springsteen when he promised he would make it big. Called for conscription in the United States Army when he was 18, Springsteen failed the physical examination and did not serve in the Vietnam War.
He had suffered a concussion in a motorcycle accident when he was 17, and this together with his "crazy" behavior at induction gave him a classification of 4F , which made him unacceptable for service. In the lates, Springsteen performed briefly in a power trio known as Earth, playing in clubs in New Jersey, with one major show at the Hotel Diplomat in New York City. Earth consisted of John Graham on bass, and Mike Burke on drums.
Bob Alfano was later added on organ, then was replaced for two gigs by Frank 'Flash' Craig. During this time he performed regularly at venues on the Jersey Shore , in Richmond, Virginia ,  Nashville, Tennessee , and a set of gigs in California ,  quickly gathering a cult following. Other acts followed over the next two years, as Springsteen sought to shape a unique and genuine musical and lyrical style: With the addition of pianist David Sancious , the core of what would later become the E Street Band was formed, with occasional temporary additions such as horn sections, the Zoomettes a group of female backing vocalists for Dr.
Zoom and Southside Johnny Lyon on harmonica. Springsteen acquired the nickname "The Boss" during this period, when his bands played club gigs and he took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates. Previously he had the nickname "Doctor". His prolific songwriting ability with "more words in some individual songs than other artists had in whole albums", as his future record label would describe it in early publicity campaigns brought his skills to the attention of several people who were about to change his life: Hammond auditioned Springsteen in May Even after Springsteen gained international acclaim, his New Jersey roots showed through in his music, and he often praised "the great state of New Jersey" in his live shows.
Drawing on his extensive local appeal, he has routinely sold out consecutive nights in major New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York venues. He has also made many surprise appearances at The Stone Pony and other shore nightclubs over the years. Springsteen was signed to Columbia Records in by Clive Davis , after having initially piqued the interest of John Hammond, who had signed Bob Dylan to the same label a decade earlier. Despite the expectations of Columbia Records' executives that Springsteen would record an acoustic album, he brought many of his New Jersey-based colleagues into the studio with him, thus forming the E Street Band although it would not be formally named for several months.
His debut album Greetings from Asbury Park, N. Because of Springsteen's lyrical poeticism and folk rock -rooted music exemplified on tracks like " Blinded by the Light " [note 1] and " For You ", as well as the Columbia and Hammond connections, critics initially compared Springsteen to Bob Dylan. Photographs for that original profile were taken by Ed Gallucci.
Knobler profiled him in Crawdaddy three times, in , and And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time. Given an enormous budget in a last-ditch effort at a commercially viable record, Springsteen became bogged down in the recording process while striving for a " Wall of Sound " production.
But fed by the release of an early mix of " Born to Run " to nearly a dozen radio stations, anticipation built toward the album's release. The album took more than 14 months to record, with six months spent on the song "Born to Run". During this time, Springsteen battled with anger and frustration over the album, saying he heard "sounds in [his] head" that he could not explain to the others in the studio.
It was during these recording sessions that "Miami" Steve Van Zandt would stumble into the studio just in time to help Springsteen organize the horn section on " Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out ". Van Zandt, who would eventually join the E Street Band, had been a longtime friend of Springsteen, as well as a collaborator on earlier musical projects, and understood where he was coming from, which helped him to translate some of the sounds Springsteen was hearing.
Still, by the end of the grueling recording sessions Springsteen was not satisfied, and upon first hearing the finished album, threw it into the alley and told Jon Landau he would rather just cut it live at The Bottom Line a place he often played. With the release of Born to Run on August 25, , Springsteen finally found success. The album peaked at No. Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Time and Newsweek in the same week, on October 27 of that year. So great did the wave of publicity become that he eventually rebelled against it during his first venture overseas, tearing down promotional posters before a concert appearance in London.
A legal battle with former manager Mike Appel kept Springsteen out of the studio for nearly a year, during which time he kept the E Street Band together through extensive touring across the U. Despite the optimistic fervor with which he often performed, Springsteen's new songs sounded more somber than much of his previous work.
Reaching settlement with Appel in , Springsteen returned to the studio, and the subsequent sessions produced Darkness on the Edge of Town Musically, this album was a turning point in Springsteen's career. Gone were the raw, rapid-fire lyrics, outsized characters, and long, multi-part musical compositions of the first three albums; the songs were leaner and more carefully drawn and began to reflect Springsteen's growing intellectual and political awareness.
The cross-country tour to promote the album would become legendary for the intensity and length of its shows. By the late s, Springsteen had earned a reputation in the pop world as a songwriter whose material could provide hits for other bands.
Patti Smith reached No. Although not a critical success, long time friend Southside Johnny recorded Springsteen's " The Fever " in early and " Talk to Me " in In September , Springsteen and the E Street Band joined the Musicians United for Safe Energy anti-nuclear power collective at Madison Square Garden for two nights, playing an abbreviated set while premiering two songs from his upcoming album.
The subsequent No Nukes live album, as well as the following summer's No Nukes documentary film, represented the first official recordings and footage of Springsteen's fabled live act, as well as Springsteen's first tentative dip into political involvement. Springsteen continued to focus on working-class life with the song double album The River in , which included an intentionally paradoxical range of material from good-time party rockers to emotionally intense ballads, and finally yielded his first hit Top Ten single as a performer, " Hungry Heart ".
Like the previous two albums, musical styles on The River were derived largely from rock 'n' roll music of the 50s and 60s, but with a more explicit pop-rock sound than earlier albums.
The title song pointed to Springsteen's intellectual direction, while a couple of the lesser-known tracks presaged his musical direction. The album sold well, becoming his first No. The River was followed in by the stark solo acoustic Nebraska. Recording sessions had been held to expand on a demo tape Springsteen had made at his home on a simple, low-tech four-track tape deck.
However, during the recording process Springsteen and producer Jon Landau realized the songs worked better as solo acoustic numbers than full band renditions and the original demo tape was released as the album. Although the recordings of the E Street Band were shelved, other songs from these sessions would later be released, including " Born in the U. A " and " Glory Days ". According to the Marsh biographies, Springsteen was depressed when he wrote this material, and the result is a brutal depiction of American life.
While Nebraska did not sell as well as Springsteen's three previous albums, it garnered widespread critical praise including being named "Album of the Year" by Rolling Stone magazine's critics and influenced later works by other major artists, including U2 's album The Joshua Tree. Springsteen did not tour in conjunction with Nebraska' s release. Springsteen is probably best known for his album Born in the U. The title track was a bitter commentary on the treatment of Vietnam veterans , some of whom were Springsteen's friends.
The lyrics in the verses were entirely unambiguous when listened to, but the anthemic music and the title of the song made it hard for many, from politicians to the common person, to get the lyrics—except those in the chorus, which could be read many ways.
The song was widely misinterpreted as jingoistic , and in connection with the presidential campaign became the subject of considerable folklore. In , conservative columnist George Will attended a Springsteen concert and then wrote a column praising Springsteen's work ethic. Six days after the column was printed, in a campaign rally in Hammonton, New Jersey , Reagan said, "America's future rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts.
It rests in the message of hope in the songs of a man so many young Americans admire—New Jersey's own, Bruce Springsteen. I don't think it was the Nebraska album.
I don't think he's been listening to this one. Springsteen also turned down several million dollars offered by the Chrysler Corporation to use "Born in the U. In later years, to eliminate the bombast and make the song's original meaning more explicitly clear, Springsteen performed the song accompanied only by acoustic guitar, thus returning to how the song was originally conceived.
The original acoustic version of the song, recorded in during the Nebraska sessions, appeared on the archival release Tracks. The video for the song showed a young Courteney Cox dancing on stage with Springsteen, which helped start the actress's career.
The song " Cover Me " was written by Springsteen for Donna Summer , but his record company persuaded him to keep it for the new album. A big fan of Summer's work, Springsteen wrote another song for her, " Protection ". Springsteen played on the " We Are the World " song and album in His live single "Trapped" from that album received moderate airplay on US Top 40 stations as well as reaching No.
During the Born in the U. Tour , Springsteen met actress Julianne Phillips , whom he would marry in He later stated that he "simply did not realise how big the whole thing was going to be".
He has since expressed regret at turning down Bob Geldof 's invitation, stating that he could have played a couple of acoustic songs had there been no slot available for a full band performance. The Born in the U.