Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen born September 23, is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band. A native of the Jersey Shore , he received critical acclaim for his early s albums and attained worldwide fame upon the release of Born to Run in During a career that has spanned five decades, Springsteen has become known for his poetic and socially conscious lyrics and lengthy, energetic stage performances, earning the nickname "The Boss". Born in the U. Seven of its singles reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot including the title track , which was a bitter commentary on the treatment of Vietnam veterans — some of whom were Springsteen's friends. Advocating for the rights of the common working-class man, the song made a huge political impact. His father, Douglas Frederick "Dutch" Springsteen — ,  worked as a bus driver and held other jobs.
Who Is Bruce Springsteen?
In the 41 years since the release of his debut, Greetings from Asbury Park, N. Wrecking Ball , Over military drum taps, Springsteen sings about a homeless vet who hides out with other men like him at a California campsite, trying to avoid the highway patrol and his own memories. Magic , Tunnel of Love ,
His breakout record, Born to Run , united arena rock with human-size tales of working-class America. With dozens of awards under his belt, including 20 Grammys, and more than 65 million albums sold in the U. His father, Doug Springsteen, had trouble holding down a steady job and worked at different times as a bus driver, millworker and prison guard. Adele, Springsteen's mother, brought in steadier income as a secretary in a local insurance office. Springsteen and his father had a difficult relationship. Years later, however, Springsteen suggested that his fraught relationship with his father had been important for his art. I mean, you can imagine that if everything had gone great between us, we would have had disaster.
For Richmond. Springsteen would later write in Born to Run: Steel Mill with Steve and me continued to be great fun. Besides the enjoyment of having my pal by my side, Steve had an aggressive, bold style as a bassist, and he added some nice vocal harmonies. I'd always doubted myself as a singer.