Danny Federici

 January 23, 1950 – April 17, 2008

Danny Federici, the E Street Band’s organist and keyboard player since its inception, died April 17, 2008 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City after a three-year battle with melanoma.

“Danny and I worked together for 40 years–he was the Continue reading

Darkness At 30

On June 2, 1978, after 11 prolific months in the recording studio, Bruce Springsteen released Darkness on the Edge of Town. During the sessions, he had struggled with the paradoxes of rock ‘n’ roll – the clash between joy and happiness and the inescapable sense of hardness and loneliness, until finally abandoning any attempt at reconciliation. As eventually released, Darkness portrayed, in Springsteen’s words, a “community under siege” and a battered people holding on to the faith of a promised land. Continue reading

Born to Run at 30 – August 25, 2005

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The Born To Run Reviewers In Their Own Words, 30 Years Ago

During 1973 and 1974, fans who had been to Bruce Springsteen’s shows in the clubs and theaters, where he was building a solid cult following, snatched up Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. To the rest of the record buying world, he was largely unknown, and with Dark Side of the Moon, Houses of the Holy, and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road ruling the charts, Bruce’s first two albums were commercial flops. Continue reading