Bruce Springsteen Birthday (September 23rd)

Bruce Springsteen Birthday (September 23rd)

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is guitarist, songwriter and singer of America and was born on 23rd September, 1949. He has toured and recorded with E Street Band. He is broadly well recognized for brand of the heartland rock which was infused by the Americana Sentiments, pop hooks and poetic lyrics which were centered on his national New Jersey.His persuasiveness in expressing the every day and ordinary problems helped him in earning several awards, which includes one Academy Award and 18 Grammy Awards along with disgracefully devoted and dedicated global fan support. His well recognized albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to run, characterize his fondness for finding the grandeur in struggles of every day life. He sold near about sixty five million albums particularly in the United States and approximately one hundred and twenty million albums in the remaining world.

Bruce Springsteen Life and Career:

Bruce Springsteen spent his high school and childhood years in the Freehold Boro. He also lived off the South Street in the Freehold Boro and also attended the Regional High school of Freehold, currently which is recognized as the Borough High School of the Freehold. Douglas Frederick Springsteen, father of Bruce Springsteen was the bus driver of the Irish and Dutch ancestry. Adele Ann Zirilli, his mother was the official secretary of the Italian ancestry. He also has a younger sister Pamela and an older sister Virginia. Pamela Springsteen also had the very brief film career but she left the acting for still photography.

Film Connections:

The music of Bruce Springsteen has been long intertwined with the films. He made his first manifestation in John Sayles’ movie Baby; it’s you in the year 1983 that also featured many songs from the Born to run. The connection which he established with the Sayles was re- surface after some years, with the Sayles directing the videos for the songs from Tunnel of Love and Born in the U.S.A. Bruce also played the character part in John Cusack movie High Fidelity.

E Street Band:

It is considered that E Street Band was started in the year 1972, though the band was not legitimately recognized till year 1974. Band was immobile from end of year 1988 though early of the year 1999, apart for the brief meeting in the year 1995.

The recent members of the E Street Band are:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Nils Lofgren
  • Garry Tallent
  • Max Wienberg
  • Clarence Clemons
  • Roy Bittan
  • Patti Scialfa
  • Steven Van Zandt
  • Charles Giordano
  • Soozie Tyrell

The earlier members of the E Street Band are:

David Sancious

  • Danny Federici
  • Vinnie Lopez
  • Suki Lahav
  • Ernest “Boom” Carter

Awards and Recognition for Bruce Springsteen:

  • Bruce Springsteen has won eighteen Grammy Awards, which are mentioned as below:
  • Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male, in the year 1984 for Dancing in the Dark
  • Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male in the year 1987 for Tunnel of Love
  • Song of the year in the year 1994 for Streets of the Philadelphia
  • Best Rock Song in the year 1994 for Streets of the Philadelphia
  • Best Song which is specifically written for Motion Picture or the Television, in the year 1994, for Streets of Philadelphia
  • Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo, in the year 1994 for Streets of Philadelphia
  • Best Contemporary Folk Album, in the year 1996 for The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, in the year 2002 for The Rising
  • Best Rock song, in the year 2002, for The Rising
  • Best Rock Album, in the year 2002 for The Rising
  • Best Rock Performance by the Duo or Group with the Vocal, in the year 2003
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, in the year 2004 for Code of Silence
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, in the year 2005 for Devils & Dust
  • Best Long Form Music Video, in the year 2006 for Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run
  • Best Traditional Folk Album, in the year 2006, for The Seeger Sessions: We Shall Overcome
  • Best Rock Instrumental Performance, in the year 2007, for Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance, in the year 2007, for Radio Nowhere
  • Best Rock Song, in the year 2007, for Radio Nowhere

Academy Awards for Bruce Springsteen:

  • Bruce Springsteen has also won:
  • Academy Award for Best Song in the year 1993, for Streets if Philadelphia from the Philadelphia

Emmy Awards for Bruce Springsteen:

  • The E Street Band and the Bruce Springsteen specially won two technical Emmy Awards in the year 2001.