Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band 1975

Published 2015-12-06
By Ronan O'Shea
Some interesting things happened in 1975: Maggie Thatcher began the long road to her reign of terror by becoming the leader of the Conservative party, West Ham won the FA Cup despite being shit, and the British voted to remain in the EEC (now EU). Okay, so, NOT A LOT HAPPENED IN 1975. Caps locks didn't even exist. Good thing Bruce Springsteen and his band of merry men (otherwise known as the E Street Band) were around to make things interesting. 1975 is the year of Springsteen's breakout LP,.... Read more

Nils keeps himself busy with new live album

Published 2015-11-08
By Karsten Stanley Andersen
While in the last couple of years Bruce has been more visible on the equestrian scene watching his daughter become a star in her own right, than on the music scene, his trusty band members have taken the opportunity to further their solo careers. Roy Bittan released his first solo album; so did sax player Ed Manion; Jake Clemons toured people’s living rooms; and even Garry Tallent is working on his own album.And then there’s Nils Lofgren. First he released a monumental retrospective.... Read more

The Bruce Librarian interviews Wendy Parnell

Published 2015-08-23
By Karsten Stanley Andersen
A couple of weeks ago the Bruce Librarian reviewed the new picture book “Born to Run: the Story of Johnny 99” by Wendy Parnell. After the review, Greasy Lake sent some questions to the author to learn more about her and her relationship with Springsteen. And if you thought Wendy Parnell was just another clever opportunist trying to make a little money on Springsteen's name, you're wrong. As the interview reveals, she is one of us. In fact, while we're all great fans of Bruce,.... Read more

The Bruce Librarian: Bruce picture books steal the picture

Published 2015-08-09
By Karsten Stanley Andersen
There are probably, on average, 3-4 books published about, or based on, Bruce Springsteen within the span of a year, so if two of those books are picture books inspired by Springsteen lyrics, can we call it a trend? Because that’s exactly what is happening. With the publication of first "Outlaw Pete" from the fall of 2014 and this month "Born to Run: the Story of Johnny 99". the Springsteen bibliography now includes two books that a library might put in the same.... Read more

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