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The Resource Born to run, Bruce Springsteen

Born to run, Bruce Springsteen

Label
Born to run
Title
Born to run
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Springsteen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's half-time show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as "The Big Bang": seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candour, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized
Summary
In a personal account inspired by the remarkable 2009 Super Bowl halftime show, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer traces his life from his childhood in a Catholic New Jersey family and the musical experiences that prompted his career to the rise of the E Street Band and the stories behind some of his most famous songs
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494597
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Springsteen, Bruce
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.S77
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Springsteen, Bruce
  • E Street Band
  • Springsteen, Bruce
  • E Street Band
  • Rock musicians
  • New Jersey
  • Rock musicians
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Born to run, Bruce Springsteen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980283209
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501141522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980283209
Label
Born to run, Bruce Springsteen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980283209
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501141522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)980283209

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