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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Long Branch, NJ
Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign:
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.
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
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:
Douglas Springsteen - Father
Jessica Springsteen - Daughter
Julianne Phillips - Ex-wife
Virginia Springsteen - Sister
Pamela Springsteen - Sister
Sam Ryan Springsteen - Son
Adele Springsteen - Mother
Evan James Springsteen - Son
Patti Scialfa - Wife
Bruce Springsteen Awards:
1994 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
2002 Grammy: Best Rock Album - Winner
2008 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
1993 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
1994 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
2006 Grammy: Best Long Form Music Video - Winner
1987 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
1994 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
2002 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
1984 Grammy: Best Male Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
2002 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
1994 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
1994 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
2004 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
1995 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
2007 Grammy: Best Rock Instrumental Performance - Winner
1986 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Musical Performer - Winner
2005 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
2007 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
2007 Grammy: Best Rock Song - Winner
2009 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
2009 Grammy: Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - Winner
2001 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
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
2009 Emmy: Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs - Nominee
Attended Ocean County Community College, Toms River, NJ
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