Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen was born at Long Branch, New Jersey on September 23, 1949. At the age of seven he was inspired by Elvis Presley after seeing him on television.
In his late teens, sold out crowds followed Bruce as he appeared in his native New Jersey and Philadelphia. At 23 Bruce signed with Columbia Records and in 1975 he first entered the Hit Parade with “Born to Run.” It was followed by eleven million selling gold singles, “Hungry Heart,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Cover Me,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “I’m on Fire,” “Glory Days,” “I’m Goin’ Down,” “My Hometown,” “War,” “Brilliant Disguise” and “Tunnel of Love.”
Throughout the 80’s Bruce Springsteen albums sold into the hundreds of millions worldwide as he collected numerous awards, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award in 1993 for “Streets of Philadelphia”.
In 1999 Bruce was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2011 he was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.