Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his work
with the E Street Band.
Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of Americana working class,
sometimes political sentiments in his lyrics and his lengthy and energetic stage performances,
He has sold more than 64 million albums in the United States making him the fifteenth highest selling artist
of all-time and more than 120 million albums worldwide. Springsteen has earned numerous awards
for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award as well as being inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1999.
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen
Also known as
September 23, 1949 ( age
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Half Irish, Half Italian (raised Catholic)
Patti Scialfa (June 8 1991 - present)
Julianne Phillips (May 13 1985 - 1989) (divorced)
2 Sisters Virginia and Pamela
Rock, heartland rock, folk rock, hard rock, roots rock, Jersey Shore sound
Musician, singer, songwriter
Vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano
E Street Band, Steel Mill, Tom Morello, Miami Horns, The Sessions Band, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Gary U.S. Bonds
Hohner Marine Band Harmonica
Bruce Springsteen Trivia:
He was part of the Vote for Change concert tour promoting John Kerry for President
He is good friends with "Tom Hanks"
His concerts have been known to last for hours
Bruce was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999
Bruce Springsteen Quotes
“You've always got to remember, rock and roll's never been about giving up. For me, for a lot of kids, it was a totally positive force. . . not optimistic all the time, but positive. It was never--never--about surrender.”
“People deserve. . . the truth. They deserve honesty. The best music, you can seek some shelter in it momentarily, but it's essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.”
“Our American government has strayed too far from American values. It is time to move forward. The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.”
“It was just playing music. I didn't have any intention for it. I knew that I enjoyed making this kind of music. ... It was really just purely for the joy of doing it. It was a lot of fun.”
"I believe the war on poverty is a more American idea than the war on the war on poverty. I believe that most people feel like that. And I believe that it ain't over till it's over.”
This music is forever for me. It's the stage thing, that rush moment that you live for. It never lasts, but that's what you live for.
Music was my way of keeping people from looking through and around me. I wanted the heavies to know I was around.
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
“Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. . . . Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.”
Bruce Springsteen Awards
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Single ("Dancing In The Dark"),
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male ("Dancing In The Dark"),
MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance Video ("Dancing In The Dark"),
3 American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Born In The U.S.A.), and Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist.
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance (Tunnel Of Love)
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film "Streets Of Philadelphia"
4 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year (songwriter), Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television, and Best Rock Song (songwriter) ("Streets Of Philadelphia"),
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album (The Ghost Of Tom Joad)
3 Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album (The Rising), Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, and Best Rock Song ("The Rising")
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Disorder In The House" with Warren Zevon from Zevon's The Wind).
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance ("Code Of Silence").
Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Solo Performance ("Devils & Dust"),
Grammy Award for Rock Song: Girls in Their Summer Clothes