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Biographic - Sunday September 22, 2019 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday September 22, 2019 Comic Strip
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"The Boss" is turning 70 years old! Born on September 23, 1949, Bruce Springsteen was raised in Freehold, New Jersey. At the age of 16, he joined local band The CAstiles and went on to perform in the New Jersey area with a rio called Earth before playing in the band Steel Mill. He signed a solo record in 1972, and his debut album "Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J" was released in 1973 to strong critical acclaim. It was followed later that same year by his second album, "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle." He established a reputation as one of rock's most exciting performers, with his epic show, featuring his legendary E Street Band, running hours in length. His third album, 1975's "Wall Of Sound" classic "Born To Run"made Bruce a superstar. He appeared on the covers of Newsweek and Time, and artists from Manfred Mann's Earth Band to Patti Smith had huge hits with covers of his songs. Bruce's 1980 album, "The River" with its hit single "Hungry Heart" was followed by the Stark "Nebraska." In 1984, "Born in The U.S.A."gave him his greatest commercial success. The album sold 15 million copies and yielded a string of hits. A subsequent live album sold in amazing 13 million units. His haunting contribution to the 1993 movie "Philadelphia" earned him an Oscar. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999. "The Rising" his response to the 9/11 attacks, was critical and commercial triumph in 2002, topping the U.S. album charts. Since that time, he has released seven studio album, all of which have hit the top three, including five chart-toppers. Despite the deaths of Stalwarts Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons, Bruce and the E Street Band were still touring the world as recently as 2017. Bruce received Kennedy Center Honors in 2009 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, the same year that his autobiography topped the New York Times best-seller list. The following year, he began a residency on the Broadway stage that ran for 236 shows and grossed $113 million. As fans celebrate his impending 70th birthday, he shows no sign of slowing down. Following the August release of "Blinded By The Light" a movie inspired by his music, "Western Stars" a film of Bruce in concert, which he also co-directed recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.