Top 100 Songs
Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on 9/23/1949 in Freehold, NJ. Known as “The Boss.” Worked local clubs in New Jersey and Greenwich Village in the mid-60’s. Married to model/ actress Julianne Phillips from 1985-1989. Married Patti Scialfa on 6/8/91.
Has recorded and toured solo and with the E Street Band. Current members: Roy Bittan (k: 74-), Jake Clemons (sax: 12-), Nils Lofgren (g: 84-), Patti Scialfa (v/k/g: 84-), Gary Tallent (b: 72-), Steven Van Zandt (g: 75-83,95-), and Max Weinberg (d: 74-). Past members have included Clarence Clemons (sax: 72-11; died in 2011), Danny Federici (k: 72-08; died 2008), Vini Lopez (d: 72-74), and David Sancious (k: 72-74).
“Born to Run” is featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Songs of the Rock Era, 1954-1999. Two of his albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984), are featured in the DMDB book The Top 100 Albums of All Time.
For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.
Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast episodes The Best of Bruce Springsteen, 1973-1988 and The Best of Bruce Springsteen, 1992-2022 based on this list. Premieres: February 21 and 28, 2023 at 7pm CST. New episodes based on Dave’s Music Database lists are posted every Tuesday at 7pm CST.
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