From “Born to Run” and “Glory Days”, through “The River” to “Dancing in the Dark” and “Born in the U.S.A.",Bruce Springsteen has produced some of the most beloved songs in modern music and is a living legend with a humane touch.
This year the Boss of pure American rock is having a comeback with a memoir and a new 72-minute documentary from from director and archivist Nigel Cole for HBO.
Through intimate conversations and previously unseen footage, the music icon discusses key moments in his life as he discusses key moments that provided the influence for some of the most acclaimed songs of his extensive career, and the impact that 1950s Doo-Wop, Elvis’s Rockabilly rebellion, and soul music had on his life.
Furthermore, Springsteen explores his early years growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, recounting the seminal moments that fueled his relentless drive to become a musician, his years as a bar band king in Asbury Park, the rise of the E Street Band, and his eventual ascendance to the top of rock’s hierarchy. Yet for a more thorough take on Springsteen’s wisdom, his new tell-all book Born to Run is a candid memoir sheds light on his long-standing battle with depression and his drive to perform in 508 pages.
In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime 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 in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, 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.
Born to Run is not your average legendary rock star’s memoir. “This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll”.