Bruce Springsteen

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  • Birth Name: Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
  • Birth Place: Long Branch, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/23/1949, Virgo
  • Profession: Musician; singer; songwriter
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Bruce Springsteen Fast Facts:
  • Received his first guitar at age 9 as a gift from his mother.
  • Signed a 10-album deal with Columbia in June 1972 at the age of 22 after auditioning for legendary music executive John Hammond, who also discovered Billie Holiday and Bob Dylan.
  • First two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) and The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle (1973), didn't sell particularly well at first, but the buzz about his third, Born to Run (1975), was so great that he was famously on the covers of both Time and Newsweek the same week in October 1975. 
  • Was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Was part of the inaugural class inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2008. 
  • Made his first arena appearance at the Spectrum in Philadelphia in 1973, opening for the band Chicago. He played there a total of 35 times, which included performances in the spring and fall of 2009, the final year the Spectrum held events before its demolition.
  • Was one of the honorees at the 2009 Kennedy Center Honors.
  • Is often a surprise guest at the annual Asbury Park, NJ, Light of Day concerts, which raise money to battle Parkinson's disease.
  • In 2010, released The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story, which included a reissue of his 1978 album, previously unreleased outtakes, a documentary about making the album and DVDs of live performances.
  • Helped E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt celebrate the ninth anniversary of Little Steven's Underground Garage radio show by making his debut appearance on the show in April 2011.
  • Bruce Springsteen Relationships:
  • Pamela Springsteen - Sister
  • Sam Ryan Springsteen - Son
  • Adele Springsteen - Mother
  • Evan James Springsteen - Son
  • Patti Scialfa - Wife
  • Julianne Phillips - Ex-wife
  • Virginia Springsteen - Sister
  • Douglas Springsteen - Father
  • Jessica Springsteen - Daughter
  • Bruce Springsteen Awards:
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Long Form Music Video - Winner
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
  • 1984 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1987 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Contemporary Folk Album - Winner
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Traditional Folk Album - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Rock Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Rock Album - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1986 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs - Nominee
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Ocean County Community College, Toms River, NJ

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