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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&#x;s half-time show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That&#x;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, humour, 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&#x;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. Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star&#x;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. Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen&#x;s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences
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
DLC
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.S77
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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
Contents
Book one: Growin' up. My street -- My house -- The Church -- The Italians -- The Irish -- My mother -- The Big Bang (have you heard the news ) -- Radio days -- The Second Coming -- The show man (Lord of the Dance) -- Workingman's blues -- Where the bands are -- The Castiles -- Once there was a little Steven -- Earth -- The Upstage Club -- Tinker (Surfin' safari) -- Steel mill -- Homecoming -- Endless summer -- Beatnik deluxe -- California dreamin' (take two) -- It's a bar, you idiots -- Onward and upward -- Losing my religion -- Road work -- "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle" -- The Satellite Lounge -- Book two: Born to run. "Born to run" -- Jon Landau -- Thunder Road -- Jackpot -- The E Street Band -- Clarence Clemons -- New contracts -- Living with the law -- "Darkness on the Edge of Town" -- The Drop -- Downtime -- "The River" -- Hitsville -- Hello walls -- "Nebraska" -- Deliver me from nowhere -- California -- "Born in the USA" -- "Buona fortuna, fratello mio" -- The big Big Time -- Going home -- "Regresar a México" -- "Tunnel of love" -- Goin' Cali -- Book three: Living proof. Living proof -- Redheaded revolution -- Changes -- LA burning -- Going to the chapel -- Earthquake Sam -- "Streets of Philadelphia" -- "The Ghost of Tom Joad" -- Western man -- Eastern woman -- King of New Jersey (Hollywood days) -- Bringing it all back home -- Revival -- "The Rising" -- Wild East -- The Seeger sessions -- "Magic" -- Super Bowl Sunday -- Moving on -- "Wrecking Ball" -- Losing the rain -- The "Wrecking Ball" tour -- Zero to sixty in nothing flat -- Garage land -- "High hopes" -- Home front -- Long time comin'
Control code
5802017
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501141515
Lccn
2016016742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939532140
  • (OCoLC)939532140
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
Contents
Book one: Growin' up. My street -- My house -- The Church -- The Italians -- The Irish -- My mother -- The Big Bang (have you heard the news ) -- Radio days -- The Second Coming -- The show man (Lord of the Dance) -- Workingman's blues -- Where the bands are -- The Castiles -- Once there was a little Steven -- Earth -- The Upstage Club -- Tinker (Surfin' safari) -- Steel mill -- Homecoming -- Endless summer -- Beatnik deluxe -- California dreamin' (take two) -- It's a bar, you idiots -- Onward and upward -- Losing my religion -- Road work -- "The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle" -- The Satellite Lounge -- Book two: Born to run. "Born to run" -- Jon Landau -- Thunder Road -- Jackpot -- The E Street Band -- Clarence Clemons -- New contracts -- Living with the law -- "Darkness on the Edge of Town" -- The Drop -- Downtime -- "The River" -- Hitsville -- Hello walls -- "Nebraska" -- Deliver me from nowhere -- California -- "Born in the USA" -- "Buona fortuna, fratello mio" -- The big Big Time -- Going home -- "Regresar a México" -- "Tunnel of love" -- Goin' Cali -- Book three: Living proof. Living proof -- Redheaded revolution -- Changes -- LA burning -- Going to the chapel -- Earthquake Sam -- "Streets of Philadelphia" -- "The Ghost of Tom Joad" -- Western man -- Eastern woman -- King of New Jersey (Hollywood days) -- Bringing it all back home -- Revival -- "The Rising" -- Wild East -- The Seeger sessions -- "Magic" -- Super Bowl Sunday -- Moving on -- "Wrecking Ball" -- Losing the rain -- The "Wrecking Ball" tour -- Zero to sixty in nothing flat -- Garage land -- "High hopes" -- Home front -- Long time comin'
Control code
5802017
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501141515
Lccn
2016016742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939532140
  • (OCoLC)939532140

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