The Boss in Making
Famous for his emotionally poetic lyrics, Bruce Springsteen nicknamed The Boss, has been recording music and touring since 1965. He has come a long way in these four decades of his career and in the process earned himself a huge fan following. His lyrics are based on the struggles of working American class, political sentiments as well as the lives of New Jersey natives. His most popular albums to date, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A are both based on the struggles faced by the Americans. Selling more than sixty-four million records in the US alone, Springsteen is currently the fifteenth top selling musician of all time.
Bruce Springsteens passion for music was discovered at the age of seven, when he watched Elvis Presleys performance at The Ed Sullivan Show. Keeping in mind his endless love for music, his mother bought him his first guitar at thirteen. Deciding to pursue a music career, in the early 60s Springsteen started to perform with different bands in various New Jersey clubs. After years of struggle, he landed a contract with Columbia Records in the early 70s. During that time, he brought several of his musician friends to the studio with him, thus bringing to life the E Street Band.
With E Street Band and Beyond
Bruce Springsteen released his debut record titled, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. Though the initial sales were slow, Springsteen managed to earn critical acclaim. The artist found real breakthrough success in 1975, when he, along with his E Street Band started ten-show, five nights stand at Bottom Line Club in New York, which managed to attract media and crowds consisting of hundreds of fans. There onwards Springsteen never looked back. He has recently released his eighteenth studio record titled High Hopes and now will be embarking on his 2014 tour by the same name. He will be joined by his backing band.
Bruce Springsteen, along with his E Street Band has collaborated with a number of artists from across the world. His fame isnt restricted to the US alone; he has been regarded as one of the finest singers of his time worldwide. He has been appreciated for his heartfelt songs that everyone can relate to in one way or more. Over the decades, he has won many awards and recognitions, including his inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also the winner of twenty Grammys.