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Facts About Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen who is famous worldwide as “The Boss”, is a popular American singer and songwriter. He is also a multi-instrumentalist who is accredited for his valuable contribution to the world of rock music. He tours and records with the E Street Band. He is best known for his long & energetic stage performances that rock all the fans. Ever since the starting of his career, Bruce has been ruling over the hearts of his fans. There are some unknown yet interesting facts about the life of this famous singer, Bruce Springsteen which are described as below in brief. Have a look at these facts about Bruce Springsteen –

Bruce Springsteen

  • Bruce Springsteen’s full name is Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen but is widely accredited with the name – “The Boss”.
  • He was born in the year 1949 and currently is 63 years old but still looks fit and is widely popular among his fans.
  • Bruce was born in New Jersey, United States of America.
  • He is a part of world famous group – College Dropouts but Made it Bi.
  • Bruce Springsteen was widely inspired by the rock & roll legend – Elvis Presley. He is a big fan of him.
  • He was raised as a Roman Catholic.
  • He has won 2 Golden Globe awards, 21 Grammy awards and one Academy award in his life till now.
  • Bruce Springsteen supported the 2008’s presidential campaign of Barack Obama and gave significant contribution.
  •  Bruce Springsteen has been a part & member of various musical bands.
  • The songs by Bruce Springsteen carry the influence from American popular music, blues, folk, & also country.
  • He was a keynote speaker on March 15, 2012 at the annual SXSW Conference held in Austin, Texas.
  • Bruce has won an Oscar for his music piece ‘Streets of Philadelphia’.
  • Though Bruce is world’s one of the most renowned rock & roll singer, his parents were not happy of him taking over the career of a rock & roll singer. They wanted him to be either a lawyer or an author.
  • He added a saxophone, in 1971, to his band
  • Bruce is widely known for surprise show ups and playing gigs at the Stone Pony, a New Jersey bar.
  • Bruce is among those celebrities who suffered a hard time during their schooling life.
  • Bruce made into sixth position as “World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” in the Forbes annual list in the year 2009.
  • In the year 2008, he was mentioned and included in the “100 Most Influential People” by Time Magazine in their 5th annual edition of May.
  • He was honored for being one of the five recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors in the year 2009.
  • The first ever song that young Bruce learnt to play on guitar was “Twist and Shout” from the Beatles.
  • Majority of the Bruce’s albums have made their place on the top 5 US Album Chart.
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