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Bruce Springsteen

Autor(a) de Born to Run: The Autobiography

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About the Author

Bruce Springsteen has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the New Jersey Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of twenty Grammy Awards. Springsteen is the author of bestsellers Texas Pete and Born to Run. (Bowker Author Biography)
Image credit: Bruce Frederick Springsteen (1949- ) Photo by Jackie (Sister 72), April 20, 2005, Asbury Park, N.J. (Flickr attribution license)

Obras de Bruce Springsteen

Born to Run: The Autobiography (2016) 1,771 cópias, 73 resenhas
Renegades: Born in the USA (2021) — Autor — 240 cópias, 6 resenhas
Born in the U.S.A. [1984 album] (1984) 184 cópias, 3 resenhas
Bruce Springsteen: Songs (1998) 159 cópias, 2 resenhas
Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits (1995) 147 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Rising (2002) 98 cópias
Nebraska [sound recording] (1982) 89 cópias, 1 resenha
The River (1980) 88 cópias
Tunnel of Love [1987 album] (1987) 77 cópias
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (1974) 76 cópias, 1 resenha
The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995) 65 cópias
Magic [sound recording] (2007) 64 cópias
Human Touch (1992) 60 cópias, 1 resenha
Lucky Town [sound recording] (1992) 48 cópias
Outlaw Pete (2014) 44 cópias
Philadelphia: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) — Artist — 33 cópias, 1 resenha
18 Tracks (2000) 27 cópias
Letter To You (2020) 25 cópias
High Hopes [sound recording] (2014) 24 cópias
Bruce Springsteen: Tracks (1998) 23 cópias
Born to Run [songbook] (1986) 17 cópias
Springsteen On Broadway (2018) 14 cópias, 1 resenha
Chapter and Verse (2016) 12 cópias
Chimes Of Freedom (1988) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
Devils & Dust [songbook] (2005) 7 cópias
Canciones (1998) 5 cópias
Springsteen & I [Video] (2013) 4 cópias
Streets of Philadelphia (1994) 4 cópias
L'économie (2017) 3 cópias
Born to Run [45 RPM] (1975) 3 cópias
Fire (2010) 3 cópias
Great lyricists : Bruce Springsteen (2008) — Lyricist — 3 cópias
Live At The Main Point 1975 (2011) 3 cópias
Boss (Hardback) (2012) 3 cópias
Chapter & Verse 2 cópias
My Hometown 2 cópias
Born To Run Live 2 cópias
Magic: Authentic Guitar TAB (2007) 2 cópias
Bruce Springsteen. (1999) 2 cópias
Songs (1999) 2 cópias
The Collection 1973-1984 (2010) 2 cópias
Mtv Plugged (2018) 2 cópias
Chicago, IL 2016/01/19 1 exemplar(es)
Canciones II de Bruce Springsteen (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Canciones III de Bruce Springsteen (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Only the strong survive 1 exemplar(es)
Roam the hunting grounds 1 exemplar(es)
Live USA [2 CD] 1 exemplar(es)
The Demo Tapes 1 exemplar(es)
The Live Series Collection (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
First in line 1 exemplar(es)
live in dublin dvd 1 exemplar(es)
Live 1975-1985 1 exemplar(es)
This Is Christmas — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Devils & dust 1 exemplar(es)
Tour 1999 Program Book 1 exemplar(es)
Rock in Rio [Video] 1 exemplar(es)
Western Stars [2019 film] (2019) — Director & Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Live 1975-85 1 exemplar(es)
Collection 1973 -1984 1 exemplar(es)
Holiday sweater 1 exemplar(es)
The rising 1 exemplar(es)
Western Stars 1 exemplar(es)
Shake, Rattle, & Roll 1 exemplar(es)
Cover Me; Cover Me 1 exemplar(es)
American Beauty 1 exemplar(es)
Rosalita 1 exemplar(es)
Backstreets 1 exemplar(es)
Prove It Every Night 1 exemplar(es)
Human Touch Guitar Tab Edition (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
In Harmony 2 1 exemplar(es)
Winterland Night 1 exemplar(es)
Passaic Night 1 exemplar(es)
Foxy Night 1 exemplar(es)
Sweden Broadcast 1988 1 exemplar(es)
Magic Tour Highlights 1 exemplar(es)
Merry Christmas Baby/War (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
"City of Night" 1 exemplar(es)
Collection 1973-1984 1 exemplar(es)
Vol. 2-Collection (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Smalltown Boy (Bootleg) 1 exemplar(es)
Dancing in the Dark 1 exemplar(es)
The Bruce Springsteen Songbook (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The Ghost of Tom Joad (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Thunder Road 1 exemplar(es)
Acoustic Radio 1973 1 exemplar(es)
Greatest Hits CD 1 exemplar(es)
High Hopes 1 exemplar(es)
For You 1 exemplar(es)
I'm on Fire 1 exemplar(es)
I'm On Fire 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Born on the Fourth of July (1976) — Introdução, algumas edições620 cópias, 12 resenhas
A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love (2003)algumas edições497 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Dylan Companion: A Collection of Essential Writing About Bob Dylan (1990) — Contribuinte, algumas edições96 cópias
Twenty Feet from Stardom [2013 film] (2014) — Actor — 39 cópias, 1 resenha
Now That's What I Call Christmas! (US) (2001) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
A Very Special Christmas (1987) — Contribuinte, algumas edições22 cópias
Sound + Vision (box set) [sound recording] (2014) — Songwriter — 11 cópias
Sun City — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Power In The Blood [sound recording] (2002) — Compositor — 3 cópias
Early 21st Century Blues (2005) — Songwriter — 2 cópias
Music from the Motion Picture Dead Man Walking [3-track promo] (1995) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Springsteen, Bruce
Nome de batismo
Springsteen, Bruce Frederick Joseph
Outros nomes
The Boss
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Long Branch, New Jersey, USA
Locais de residência
Freehold Borough, New Jersey, USA
Rumson, New Jersey, USA
Wellington, Florida, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Freehold Borough High School
St. Rose of Lima Catholic school
Ocean County College (dropped out)
Scialfa, Patti (wife)
Phillips, Julianne (ex-wife)
Autism Speaks
New Jersey Food bank
Stand Up for Heroes
Polar Music Prize (1997)
Kennedy Center Honors (2009)
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1985)
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (1988)
Grammy Award for Song of the Year (1995)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song (1995) (mostrar todas 29)
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (1995)
Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (1995)
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album (1997)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Album (2003)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song (2003)
Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (2003)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ( [2004])
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (2005)
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (2006)
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album (2007)
Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video (2007)
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (2008)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song (2008)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (2008)
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song (2009)
Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (2010)
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (1993)
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song (2008)
Academy Award for Best Original Song (1993)
Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999)
Songwriters Hall of Fame (1999)
New Jersey Hall of Fame (2007)
Critic's Choice Award for Best Song (2009)



(15) Really not the type of book I typically read, but it was an unsolicited lend and happen to be a big fan - so I read. Not only did I read but I began to listen again to the early Bruce albums that were the soundtrack to a secret life I led with a close friend of mine. We pored over the lyrics, memorizing the songs, entranced by the romance and atmosphere of his early work. It turns out I know every word of many of the songs on his old 'albums.' So the book was enhanced by the nostalgia I felt listening to these songs. I am not sure I realized he wrote all of them and that he was entirely self-taught and unschooled.

The early part of the book was excellent. I enjoyed reading about his family and his early attempts to make a living with a band. How he lived off the grid in a sleeping bag in a surfboard factory. It just made songs like 'Sandy, 4th of July' all that more magical for me knowing these things. I am similar Italian Catholic product of a working class background and I think I feel some strange kinship to him. But as the book went on it was shorter on contextual detail and a bit longer on soapbox. Once he became famous, it was hard to really empathize. In the latter parts I enjoyed reading about his relationship with Clarence Clemmons and his wife, but most of the second half of the book post 'Born to Run' fell flat for me.

Bruce is definitely a poet and a writer and deeper than what I imagine must be your average rock star these days. I got so much from his earliest music when I was a teenager and still stand in awe of some of his most devastating haunting songs. I am glad I read, yet I don't plan to pick up any more rock star biographies anytime soon. There is something about 'Jungleland' and Clemmons sax solo that will affect me deeply every time I hear it. Thank-you, Bruce.
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jhowell | outras 72 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |
well written, interesting life
mavave | outras 72 resenhas | Feb 14, 2024 |
I admit it is hard for me to be entirely objective about this book, given that I am a 40 -year fan of Mr. Springsteen. Many of his fans who have been following for a long time, know bits and pieces of his life through the stories he is told over the years at his epic concerts, in addition to witnessing his rise to fame and his enduring musical legacy. Mr. Springsteen is and always has been an excellent storyteller, in the songs he has written and in his monologues accompanying the music and in interviews with media. That storytelling capability carried over very well to this autobiography. I savored every word of this book, from his observations about family and love and life and fatherhood, in general, to the insights into the music business, the specific events that shaped his rise to stardom and the enduring professionalism of the E Street Band, his discussion of his own sometimes debilitating depression and the mental illness that plagued his father and other members of his family. Even though I read this slowly, digesting chapters or partial chapters before moving on, I so enjoyed the writing itself, the beautiful prose and imagery, that I plan to re-read this lovely book again very shortly.… (mais)
bschweiger | outras 72 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
The central question of Springsteen's Born to Run is: How the hell do you get from Freehold, N.J., to superstardom (including hosting a podcast with a former president) in only 50 ish short years? The Boss’s autobiography, “Born to Run,” answers this paradox nicely. Many of the stories that Springsteen tells diehards will know about it but what makes this book special is how Springsteen pulls back the curtain to reveal how his own family life - including his upbringing - and search for love and acceptance as an adult has shaped his blue-collar songwriting. The most poignant parts of the autobiography come towards the end, when Springsteen discusses connecting with his mentally ill father as he nears his death bed, muses on his friendship with Clarence Clemons, and discloses his own struggles with depression. This is a surprisingly vulnerable autobiography ("Chronicles Vol.1" by Dylan this isn't). We often think of rock stars as being larger than life, but in many ways, Springsteen has always tried to remain true to his roots. What this autobiography reveals is the heart of the rock star. The Boss is just a man, with his own demons and struggles, searching for living proof and a bit Lord's undying light, just like the rest of us. And perhaps that is why his music connects with his fans.… (mais)
ryantlaferney87 | outras 72 resenhas | Dec 8, 2023 |



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