Born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen and called The Boss by his fans, the American singer, songwriter and leader of the E-Street Band started to race into the celebrity stratosphere with the albums he made in the 1970s. It was with Born To Run in 1975 that he became known all over the world. His bon mot is socially conscious, poetic lyrics and high energy performances, with folk and rock music as the base. Springsteen’s music appeals particularly to the blue collar community, about whom he writes and with whom he seems to empathise.
Selling over 135 million records worldwide, he is one of the biggest stars in music in the world. Springsteen has won more awards than we can keep track of, including 20 Grammys, 2 Golden Globes, an Ocsar and a Tony, and is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016.
To wish The Boss Bruce Springsteen a very happy 70th birthday, SoundboxIndia presents 5 of his songs…
- Glory days
- Born in the USA
- Dancing in the dark
- I’m on fire
- Born to run